Search Results: "Ryan David Jahn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DISPATCHER by Ryan David Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"'This isn't how it was supposed to happen,' think Jahn's luckless characters over and over again. Wrong. For fans of action-packed suspense, this is exactly how it's supposed to happen."
Seven years after his daughter vanishes from her bedroom, and two months after he's finally agreed to a funeral for her, a Texas police dispatcher gets a phone call that turns his world upside down. Read full book review >

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GOOD NEIGHBORS by Ryan David Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Since Kat Marino is, for better or worse, the least-interesting person here, it's well worth watching to see what Jahn can do in a novel that isn't based on a real-life person."
A darkly powerful fictionalization of the last two hours in the life of Kitty Genovese, attacked and killed outside her New York apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, while her neighbors did nothing. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC RAINCOAT by Ryan David
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Who ever thought a raincoat could be so much fun? (Picture book. 3-7)"
A not-so-ordinary raincoat holds hidden possibilities. Read full book review >

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The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely, tear-jerking tale of time travel, familial love, and sacrifice."
In this first book in a YA sci-fi series, a grieving teenager goes back in time in a desperate attempt to save her younger brother. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS IN MOTION by David Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"As the title suggests, there are animals throughout these stories, with the human ones as inscrutable as any."
A debut collection of stories—one of the best in recent memory—that finds psychological acuity within characters who are unreflective or even impenetrable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 16, 2013

"Funny, frightening, clever; no one in these stories emerges unscathed."
In this anthology, contributions from authors across a spectrum of genres yield stories about a fantastical Machine of Death, "which can predict anybody's ultimate fate based on a simple blood test." Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"John the Divine in City of God (1992) makes such perfunctory use here of a potentially great setting in one of Manhattan's most magical museums."
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MURDER ON THE WATERFRONT by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2001

"Jahn (Murder in Central Park, 2000, etc.) sited ship, sank plot."
Insufferably smart NYPD Captain Bill Donovan and his crack-shot wife Marcie are none too happy to be dragooned into representing the city at a fundraiser for Compassionate Conservative presidential candidate Peter Bennett aboard the Trinidad Princess. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON CONEY ISLAND by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"The local color's good, although the terrorist high-jinks are no more compelling than Homeland Security's latest Orange Alert."
Jahn's New York microregionals move out to the boroughs as Captain Bill Donovan (Murder on the Waterfront, 2001, etc.), taking his culturally diverse family for a day at the beach, investigates the murder of an evil real-estate developer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICIA’S BEST FRIENDS by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"Alicia handles a thorny issue with her usual panache; readers will rejoice in the return of this spunky, bespectacled heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The inimitable Alicia grapples with the problem of jealous friends in this wise tale from Jahn-Clough (Alicia Has a Bad Day, 1994). Read full book review >

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ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Funny and original. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Alicia, who is normally a very happy person, tries everything she can think of to shake her terrible mood. Read full book review >