Search Results: "Robert Hammond"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 2007

"A colorful tale of a long, strange trip that doesn't really go anywhere."
A junkie treads a wide and crooked path toward God in this frenzied tale of despair and redemption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"'Few people who come to the High Line know what it took to make it possible,' writes David. Thanks to this book, readers now know the tremendous energy and effort that went into turning what some saw as 'a relic and an obstacle' into a viable park for all to enjoy."
The chronological metamorphosis of an abandoned railroad into an urban park, and the two men behind the process. Read full book review >

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HOME TO ROOST by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 23, 1991

"362) has done much, much better."
Keith Calder, the author's gun-expert/sleuth, has a small but crucial role in this balky adventure. Read full book review >

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KOP by Warren Hammond
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Gritty, tough, sweaty, with a vivid and well-thought-out backdrop, solid, brutal sleuthing, a deeply flawed but worthy hero and a sequel waiting in the wings: a powerful combination."
Far-future, hardboiled good-cop/bad-cop yarn, from Denver-resident newcomer Hammond. Read full book review >

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TWICE BITTEN by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Slow, repetitive going."
Scotland's ex—Army officer John Cunningham (Doghouse, 1992, etc.) and his wife Beth breed gundogs at Three Oaks Kennels, with help from managers Henry and Isobel Kitts, and kennel maids Hannah and Daffy. Read full book review >

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CRASH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Veteran Hammond (Hit and Run, 2008, etc.) makes his hero and heroine appealing enough, but the two sides of the case never mesh, and the identification and pursuit of the criminals is even less interesting than the challenge of providing Dell with a new paper identity."
A Scottish solicitor's self-appointed holiday is ended by his attempt to provide proper documentation for an heiress injured in an accident—and to trace the sinister cause of the accident. Read full book review >

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A DOG'S LIFE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More village romance than mystery, and none the worse for it."
A Scottish novelist copes with the departure of his live-in lover and the death of his black Lab by taking on board a new dog, a new woman and more trouble. Read full book review >

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TIME WARPED by Claudia Hammond
Released: June 1, 2013

"Occasionally uneven but mostly enjoyable, thought-provoking reading."
Science broadcaster Hammond (Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings, 2007) reports from the front lines of research into the subjectivity of the experience of time and its weird elasticity. Read full book review >

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COLD IN THE HEADS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Veteran Hammond (The Hitch, 2004, etc.) provides an appealingly free-spirited detective but gives her precious little to detect in this low-stakes adventure."
An irrepressible freelance engineer's stint as a custodial grandmother comes to an abrupt end with the discovery of a corpse. Read full book review >

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SNATCH CROP by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"Mildly entertaining stuff—add a plus for gun and field aficionados."
Hammond's onetime Scottish hero, gunsmith-sleuth Keith Calder (In Camera, p. 355), has recently taken a backseat to his spunky daughter Deborah, newly married to Inspector Ian Fellowes of the local police and very involved in her new business—preparing and marketing game birds. Read full book review >