Search Results: "Roderick Anscombe"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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 DOOR IN THE FOREST by Roderick Townley
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Perplexing. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Daniel's life in a small town in the middle of nowhere is marred only by the occasional trouble brought on by the fact that he cannot tell a lie—at least until the arrival of a strange girl named Emily and a battered group of soldiers who barge into town claiming only to need food and shelter. Read full book review >

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SKY by Roderick Townley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2004

"But the many jazz and Beat poetry references, often used to set the historical context, ultimately come off as just a listing, rather than helping young readers understand the artists and their work. (Fiction. 12+)"
It's 1959 in New York City, and Alec Schuyler, 15, loves jazz, "from the stride piano of Earl Hines to the latest releases of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk." Read full book review >

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RIVER by Roderick Thorp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Dark, windy, and thoroughly nasty, finally gathering the momentum of a train filled with a grotesque and horrific cargo. (First printing of 75,000)"
Thorp's latest blockbuster (Rainbow Drive, 1986, etc.) provides a fictional solution to the Green River murders that raged through the Pacific Northwest in the 1980's—and an explanation of why there was never any real-life solution to the 50-plus killings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"One of the best historical surveys on the subject to appear in many years."
paper 0-415-20115-2 A superb introduction for the general reader to the history of Nazi Germany. 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 >