Search Results: "Russell Andrews"


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MIDAS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2005

"Overly convoluted, as seems inevitable in an Andrews thriller, but readers who hang in will be vastly entertained. And maybe a bit unnerved."
Terrorists, yes—ruthless, violent, frightening—but whose terrorists? Read full book review >

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APHRODITE by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2004

"Once again, Andrews (Icarus, 2001, etc.) demonstrates his knack for making a sympathetic hero likable enough to redeem—well, almost redeem—an impossibly convoluted plot."
A smart cop, a mad scientist, and a fountain-of-youth project that springs a leak. Read full book review >

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ICARUS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"A credible-enough page-turner with enough quirky New York types to drive the plot along, though you can't help noticing that (with the exception of Kid and a couple peripheral gangsters in a flashback) all of the eventually dead characters are independent-minded women."
Defenestration is the buzzword in this thriller about a New York restaurateur who's haunted by murder at various stages of his otherwise picture-perfect life. Read full book review >

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HADES by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2007

"Andrews (Midas, 2005, etc.) writes well, serves up an appealing protagonist and then, as he's done before, undercuts suspense with an over-complicated plot requiring pages of explanation."
When a Hamptons fat cat is murdered, a certain cool-cat chief of police has a hellcat in his bed. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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SEQUENCE by Lori Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"Dedicated readers may relish exploring this unusual branch of the military, but not necessarily the impersonal story in which it's couched."
A suspenseful first novel from biotechnologist and nonfiction author Andrews (Body Bazaar, 2001, etc.) offers within a workmanlike plot an insiders' look into the armed-services pathology lab. Read full book review >

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IN COLD PURSUIT by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"Andrews (Dead Dry, 2005, etc.) sets a satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger."
Antarctica proves the perfect location for a classic locked-room puzzle. Read full book review >

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HOME by Julie Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Bears out the suspicion that Richard Stirling's unrevealing Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography (2008) faithfully reflects its subject's personality."
Closing on the eve of her Oscar-winning film debut in Mary Poppins, Andrews's memoir focuses on a young and, in most respects, rather ordinary girl with a complicated home life and a freakishly precocious larynx. Read full book review >

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DUCK THE HALLS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Not many felonies, clues or deductions, and rather too many pranks and Shiffley cousins who wander through the story with little motivation. There's charm enough here to get by with Meg's many fans, but newcomers will want to open other gifts in this waggish series first."
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Caerphilly, Va., goes to the birds. And snakes. And skunks. Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >