Search Results: "Robert Oswald"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"In this cool, disarming and persuasive indictment of fracking's widespread negative consequences, the authors provide an important addition to an ongoing debate."
A primer on unconventional fossil fuel extraction, with convincing evidence as to its deleterious nature, from veterinarian Bamberger and Oswald (Molecular Medicine/Cornell Univ.). Read full book review >

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DEAD MEN'S BONES by James Oswald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Oswald's fourth (House of Silence, 2016, etc.) is a house of horrors that adds an above-par mystery to the usual supernatural touches."
A Scottish police officer is handed a case he's not supposed to solve. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SOULS by James Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"The violence and supernatural touches may put some readers off this sequel (Natural Causes, 2012, not reviewed), but Oswald's detective gives John Rebus a run for his money in this noirish page-turner."
Not even the death of an infamous serial killer brings closure to the detective who brought him to justice. Read full book review >

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NOTHING HERE BUT STONES by Nancy Oswald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A strong addition to the growing body of immigrant stories. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
In 1882, a small group of Russian Jews left the inhospitable environment of Tsarist Russia to establish a colony in America where they could own land and grow crops. Read full book review >

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PRAYER FOR THE DEAD by James Oswald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Yet another police procedural on steroids, a case made even more bizarre by Oswald's trademark hints of the supernatural; impossible to put down."
Several seemingly unrelated Edinburgh murders just need a little creative thinking to link them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HANGMAN'S SONG by James Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Tony's third (The Book of Souls, 2014, etc.) reads like a police procedural with supernatural overtones. Despite plenty of red herrings and clever twists, the villain isn't that hard to identify."
DI Tony McClean may think his life is in turmoil, but it's about to get worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Despite a repetitive first half, a very useful business guide."
Taking a page from his own 20-year career as a small business consultant, CEO and executive coach Viva creates a practical guide for aspiring CEOs. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD SEED by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten! Read full book review >

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ALL THAT COUNTS by Georg Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As an amorality tale of the modern middle-class materialist lifestyle, there's nothing new here. As entertaining satire, Brett Easton Ellis did it with more style and imagination a decade ago."
A slight tale of skewed values and yuppie angst in a stiff translation from the German. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An intentionally broad, somewhat cursory survival manual for beginning CEOs."
A management consultant offers a coaching session for small-business owners. Read full book review >