Search Results: "Roderick Anscombe"


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VIRGIN LIES by Roderick Anscombe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"A bone-chilling tale showing how a decent man can cross the line."
Forensic psychiatrist Anscombe brings back compromised forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas (The Interview Room, 2005) in a race to find an abducted little girl—by any means necessary. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Anscombe's characters are richly drawn, and his pseudo- Victorian prose is a pleasure to read—though once we understand where poor Laszlo is headed, the suspense inevitably begins to falter."
Dracula's diary reveals a complex, all-too-human character in this lush, entertaining, and generally convincing first novel by an Oxford-trained psychiatrist. Read full book review >

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THE INTERVIEW ROOM by Roderick Anscombe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Along with the steadily mounting tension, Anscombe (Shank, 1996, etc.) provides enough exquisitely turned therapeutic dialogues between participants ferally skilled in talking around the point to create a heaven for connoisseurs of mind games."
A forensic psychiatrist asked to evaluate an accused stalker finds himself pulled into a nightmare in which nothing is what it seems—maybe not even himself. Read full book review >

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SHANK by Roderick Anscombe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1996

"Showing a deeply disturbing insight into all those parts of yourself you'd rather not think about, Anscombe's produced an alarmingly off-kilter odyssey that starts as chastely as The Collector before ending up like one of Jim Thompson's wilder nightmares. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A mesmerizing, blackly comic confessional from a man whose troubles are just beginning when he kills his wife. Read full book review >

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The Case Files of Roderick Misely, Consultant by J. P. Rieger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2013

"An intricate, lively detective novel with a wink."
An aspiring lawyer scrapes together a living as a Renaissance man and amateur sleuth in Rieger's witty debut. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF FORTUNE by Roderick Cheung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure that will excite lovers of anime and comics, but one that trades wider appeal for complex mythology."
In Cheung's novel, a man's boring life is interrupted by a gang of immortal bounty hunters trying to take his soul. Read full book review >

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THE RED THREAD by Roderick Townley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 2007

"Captivating and shivery. (Fantasy. YA)"
A tangled mystery leads 16-year-old Dana to tangled emotions, some of which aren't her own, even though they are. Read full book review >

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A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2009

"An intelligent author gracefully feeds readers a great deal of complicated dynastic information in a most palatable fashion."
Scottish writer and producer Graham (BBC's Elizabeth) delivers a robust, evenhanded life of Elizabeth I's Catholic cousin and eventual betrayer. Read full book review >

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THE CONSTELLATION OF SYLVIE by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"As clever and captivating as its predecessors, this tale-about-a-tale will please fans of N.E. Bode's The Anybodies (2004) and its ilk. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this third outing, the fictional but animate characters inhabiting The Great Good Thing (2001) find themselves headed for Jupiter, thanks to a switched dust jacket. Read full book review >

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AN UNEXPECTED OUTCOME by Roderick Cyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"A gripping, tragic portrait of a disintegrating relationship and of a valiant effort to restore a loving family."
A devoted, loving couple's marriage is tested by the lure of material success in Cyr's (An Accidental Abduction, 2014, etc.) second novel. Read full book review >

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THE CAUSE by Roderick Vincent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"An original voice launches this brooding, high-stakes series."
A new CIA field operative joins a Black Ops training program whose leaders have targeted the government of a near-future America in Vincent's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >