Search Results: "S.J. Dahlstrom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD by S.J. Laidlaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A satisfying mystery peopled with characters readers will be happy they've come to know. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This absorbing mystery might or might not be paranormal, but it's certainly constantly interesting. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bolton (Sacrifice, 2008) overplots on occasion, but her heroine, so troubled and so valiant, is irresistible."
There is love, murder and snakes in the grass in a picturesque English village. Read full book review >

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SACRILEGE by S.J.  Parris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Densely textured but slow-moving, with a mystery whose tangled mess of multiple plots and plotters is only partly resolved by Bruno's trial for murder, attempted murder and larceny."
Giordano Bruno, the excommunicated monk attached to both the French embassy and the spy network of Sir Francis Walsingham, is lured to Canterbury by still another troubled attachment. Read full book review >

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ON THE LINE by S.J. Rozan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"All the twists you'd expect from Rozan, but speeded up within an inch of their lives, just like the summer movie this yarn ought to spawn."
Lydia Chin's been kidnapped, and Bill Smith has only 12 action-packed hours to find her. Read full book review >

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A Time To Act by S.J. Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A devout yet deeply imaginative tale that focuses on the Apostle Paul."
A debut novel fleshes out one of the greatest stories ever told. Read full book review >

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HERESY by S.J.  Parris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Spirited storytelling, an appealing sleuth and a cool, mutilated villain will lead readers to hope this is the launch of a series."
Densely plotted and paced historical thriller set in Elizabethan Oxford combines spying and a serial killer with the quest for a world-order-threatening lost book. Read full book review >

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GHOST HERO by S.J. Rozan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Pleasantly foolish, insubstantial and harmless, though Bill's extended turn as Oblomov is a little hard to take. Are the lowlife creeps who chase high art really that gullible?"
Now that she's been rescued from her kidnappers (On the Line, 2010, etc.), Chinatown PI Lydia Chin deserves a bit of a holiday: a madcap search for some paintings that may or may not be authentic, and may or may not actually exist. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER. by S.J. Goslee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A humorous account of a teen's reluctant and awkward journey to acceptance of his emerging bisexuality. (Fiction. 14-18)"
With a close-knit group of guy friends, a cool girlfriend, and few worries, Mike's junior year is off to a great start. Until it isn't. Read full book review >

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CHINA TRADE by S.J. Rozan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"But Rozan's fast-moving first novel presents her Asian-American cast and their world with a delicacy that goes far beyond local color."
New York private eye Lydia Chin gets no respect. Read full book review >

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NO COLDER PLACE by S.J. Rozan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1997

"Chin mysteries (Mandarin Plaid, 1996, etc.). (Author tour)"
It's a lucky thing for p.i. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HARVEST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"Bolton (Awakening, 2009) neatly treads the line between the supernatural and the psychopathic in a very scary tale of village secrets."
Did you hear that? Mommy's calling. Read full book review >

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WINTER AND NIGHT by S.J. Rozan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2002

"Her masterly take on one of the genre's classic tropes—the sins of the fathers waiting to bear poisonous fruit for their children—is worthy of that trope's own spiritual father, Ross Macdonald."
No sooner has private eye Bill Smith pried his runaway nephew Gary Russell loose from the cops who picked him up for rolling a drunk than Gary's taken off again, moments after telling Uncle Bill that his father would be cool with whatever it is he's on his way to do. Read full book review >