Search Results: "Robb Walsh"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Unaffected and inviting, with none of the elitist burdens of most exotic-food journalism."
The world of food explored with openness, an iron gut, and a hunger that goes to the level of emotional and cultural memory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A helpful, amusing, no-nonsense oyster manual for the layperson."
The briny underbelly of one of the world's most respected seafoods. Read full book review >

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DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

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DELUSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp—this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way."
The latest quarry of Lt. Eve Dallas is the homegrown terrorist who masterminded a pair of unfathomable attacks that left 127 citizens dead. Read full book review >

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THE CROSS-LEGGED KNIGHT by Candace Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"Robb's usual lively, endearingly detailed evocation of late-14th-century England, along with a convincing plot and a believable cast of characters, make this one of the veteran webspinner's better outings."
When William Wykeham, the bishop of Winchester, arrives in York convinced that someone has designs on his life, Archbishop Thoresby places the former Lord Chancellor under the protective wing of Thoresby's trusted steward and guard, the one-eyed Captain Owen Archer (A Spy for the Redeemer, p. 146, etc.). Read full book review >

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SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Echoes in Death, 2017, etc.) investigates the murder of a gossip columnist whose death answers a thousand prayers. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year."
Lt. Eve Dallas celebrates the final week of 2060 and her own 40th appearance (Concealed in Death, 2014, etc.) by matching wits with a killer who wants to be her friend in the worst way.Read full book review >

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BY THE PEOPLE by HG Robb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2007

"The future is beautiful, but boring."
This simple-minded libertarian paean to American individualism follows the exploits of Frank Gilbert, the last survivor of the space colony New Horizon, as he returns to Earth to save the world. Read full book review >

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THE KINDNESS OF GOD by Paul Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2006

"Batters home the oft-used maxim that God is love; but what comes next?"
Wide-ranging collection of stories about encounters with the divine. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN BRAZIL by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2004

"An affectionate, probing cultural portrait, as stark as it is entertaining."
Under intellectual scrutiny from a part-time resident, the world's fifth largest country comes alive as "the oddest and most thrilling" in our hemisphere. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An invigorating tour of gay cultural influence during the 1800s and the place occupied by homosexual society within national and international settings. (16 pp. illustrations, not seen)"
Literary biographer Robb (Rimbaud, 2000, etc.) gives resonance and shape to homosexual life and love in 19th-century Europe and North America, "the obstacles it encountered and the societies it created." Read full book review >