Search Results: "Robert J. Mrazek"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD MAN'S BRIDGE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Mrazek's (The Bone Hunters, 2015, etc.) gritty, vulnerable sleuth is a compelling protagonist whose first-person narration is punchy and lucid. An auspicious series debut."
College officials try to block the investigation of a campus crime, but a dogged security officer can't turn his back. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY FIRE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Tautly gripping, with vividly malevolent characters and some excellent historical color."
A Civil War whodunit by former US congressman and second-novelist Mrazek (Stonewall's Gold, 1999) describes a combat veteran's 1863 quest for a prostitute's murderer. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EMBRACE by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"Confident, readable and pleasingly busy entertainment, flavored with a dash of disenchantment."
In war-scarred London as the Allies prepare to invade Europe, an intrepid American female investigator tackles low crime in high places. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2008

"Despite the lowbrow historiography, an admirable addition to the histories of air battles that turned the tide against the Japanese."
Satisfying though excessively popularized history of the bomber group that, legend has it, won the Battle of Midway. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL'S GOLD by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gripping, well-researched, and vivid debut."
This first novel by ex-Congressman Mrazek is a deft and fast-paced historical adventure, involving a ragtag group of villains, double agents, and a tough-minded young hero and heroine contending for a cache of gold. Read full book review >

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TOGO by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A map on the endpapers enables the reader to follow the progress of the rescue mission, which they will—breathlessly. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The cover of this long picture book is a showstopper, with the entire spread showing just the face of a snowy dog with intense, pale-blue eyes, along with the single title word and the author's name. Read full book review >

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AKIAK by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Akiak's efforts may not constitute life-and-death drama, but young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From Jack London's Call of the Wild to Gary Paulsen's many tales, the relationship between humans and dogs as they face the harsh northern climes has captivated readers. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEVILS by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An author's note describes their threatened conditions, providing a starting point to understanding this unique species. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This trio of Tasmanian devils is quite the handful. Read full book review >

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FLEDGLING by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Young children facing or recalling their own first forays into the wide world will follow this one with fascination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young kestrel tries its wings in this roller-coaster ride of a picture book, swooping over (and under!) Read full book review >