Search Results: "S.K. Epperson"


BOOK REVIEW

BORDERLAND by S.K. Epperson
Released: March 12, 1992

"The variety and sheer number of threats to her unlikely heroes take Epperson way over the top; the second half of this witches' brew reads like the most exhaustive catalogue of atrocities since the glory days of the Marquis de Sade."
This latest Kansas gothic from hard-working Epperson (Brother Lowdown, Dumford Blood) features a truly monstrous town—Denke, Kansas—whose main industries are kidnaping and theft and whose leading amusements are rape, murder, and cannibalism. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE by S.K. Epperson
Released: Sept. 29, 1992

"For most of its length, this installment keeps its hysteria under tighter control than usual; it's only in the sanguinary denouement that its pulpish energy springs to the surface."
The multiple-personality patients are the least dangerous inmates of Dr. Russell Guerin's ranch clinic—in this latest Kansas gothic from Epperson (Borderland, p. 6; etc.). Read full book review >

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DUMFORD BLOOD by S.K. Epperson
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"As in Brother Lowdown (1990), Manhattan's mean streets have nothing on this deep-dyed, over-the-top Kansas gothic."
Dumford, Kansas, police officer Ben Portlock investigates the mystery of who keeps eviscerating pregnant animals—and why local trash collector Calvin Horn was cut down by a booby-trapped shotgun just after his dog was killed. Read full book review >

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GREEN LAKE by S.K. Epperson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"The rest of the cast is too busy killing each other off."
Summertime in that bucolic retreat, Green Lake, Kansas, and the living is easy—if you don't mind the assortment of perverts and grotesques that Epperson left out of The Neighborhood (1995). Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD by S.K. Epperson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 1995

"It would take a Carl Hiaasen to sustain the demented tone of this feverish fantasy to the end, but you have to admire the unbridled imagination that peopled Epperson's neighborhood—even if you wouldn't want to risk living next door to the author yourself."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Kansas again, Toto, Epperson (The Moons of Summer, 1994, etc.) ladles up another middle-American passel of sociopaths, felons, and just plain weirdos. Read full book review >

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THE MOONS OF SUMMER by S.K. Epperson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Not so much scary as flat-out incredible."
Baffled by his teenaged daughter Adele's truculent promiscuity, widowed Chicago newspaperman Guy Driscoll whisks her off to his birthplace, cozy Colson, Kansas—``a small town where you hoped she'd pick up some values and morals and maybe do something nice with her hair.'' If he'd known he was taking her into another of Epperson's Kansas gothics (Borderland, Nightmare, etc.), he might have saved the plane fare. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2014

"A useful guide for readers aiming to conquer negative thinking."
An insightful self-help book that seeks to help people free themselves from the negative thoughts that prevent them from achieving success. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY AND ROSES by S.K. Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"An enjoyable historical melodrama with a perplexing narrative structure."
Nicholls' debut chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of characters grappling with inequality in the Jim Crow South. Read full book review >

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The Stove-Junker by S.K. Kalsi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"With a labyrinthine, but coherent structure, this tale about an enigmatic widower turns out to be as sincere as it is dark."
A debut drama follows an elderly man re-examining his life and beliefs as he awaits the imminent End of Days in 2012. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD DAY by David  Epperson
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A fast-paced crackerjack tale, solidly plotted and a pleasure to read."
A team of adventurers searches through time for a missing Nobel prizewinner. Read full book review >

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BLOOD FOR BLOOD by S.K. Rizzolo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Even so, the steaming evocation of period low-life makes this Anne Perryish exercise a far cry from your grandmother's Regency whodunit."
Separated by the Irish Sea from the profligate artist husband once accused of murder (The Rose in the Wheel, not reviewed), Penelope Wolfe, with the help of a pair of influential friends, has landed on her feet as companion to Lady Julia Ashe, a woman so sorely neglected by her crusty father, Sir Roger Wallace-Crag, and her equally well-aged husband that she's even more badly in need of companionship than Penelope. Read full book review >