Search Results: "Shauna Cross"


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DERBY GIRL by Shauna Cross
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Exuberant and insightful, until Cross solves everything in the final pages. (Fiction. YA)"
Sharp humor dominates this entertaining debut from Cross, who weaves her own experience with roller derby into the fun and traumas of a small-town girl experiencing major rebellion. Read full book review >

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CROSS by Ken Bruen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though Bruen (Priest, 2007, etc.) sometimes nudges noir into bathos, this is dark-side stuff from a master."
Galway private eye Jack Taylor must catch a psychopath who kills by crucifying. Read full book review >

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CROSS by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"The biggest disappointment, though, is an ending that makes you realize you should have skipped this installment and waited for the sequel."
Dr. Alex Cross goes up against the psychopath who killed his wife, with eminently predictable results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Captivating reading from a Christian perspective."
Exploring the life of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. Read full book review >

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ADEM'S CROSS by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"The story is not a pretty one, but it makes some powerful points about innocent people caught up in ethnic struggles and the horrors of life under a totalitarian regime. (Fiction. 10+)"
Adem, a 14-year-old Albanian, lives in Kosovo, a former province of what was Yugoslavia and is now controlled by the cruel and capricious Serbian military. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Jim DeBrosse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Perfect for readers who can't afford their own winter cruise: It even supplies tropical breezes."
What better way for Cincinnati reporter Rick Decker (Hidden City, 1991, etc.) to recuperate from his breakup with long-term girlfriend Janet (they'd been on the skids ever since he displayed cowardice during a canoeing accident) than to go undercover with his photographer, Rebo Johnson, on the windjammer from which local heir Justin Grammer has just disappeared? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"A tellingly detailed account that manages to put Rommel into a human context. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos and 20 helpful maps)"
A judicious appraisal of Germany's best-known WW II soldier, from a retired British general whose published works include a well-regarded 1982 biography of Lord Alanbrook. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CROSS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare. (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this companion to Top Secret (2006) and The Dark Game (2010), his books on secret codes and spying, respectively, Janeczko examines how subterfuge has been used in warfare for thousands of years. Read full book review >

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SHADY CROSS by James Hankins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Even with a child in jeopardy, the tension here is entirely manufactured, and any sense of urgency is deflated early on when Hankins fails to render Stokes beyond tired stereotypes."
A low-level crook finds himself in the middle of a kidnapping plot and must choose whether to save a child or his own neck. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROSS by Kit Ehrman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The horse stuff is interesting, and it's hard to dislike upright, charmingly feckless Steve, but the plot has holes, and the dawdling pace could have used a touch of the whip."
It's win, place and murder at Churchill Downs in Ehrman's third racing mystery (Dead Man's Touch, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRUSADER’S CROSS by James Lee Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2005

"The result—a mixture as explosive as any in Dave's checkered history, yet clearer in its outlines and miraculously free of fustian—is Burke's best book in years."
Hints about the fate of a warmhearted prostitute who vanished long ago plunge Dave Robicheaux into violence, revenge, betrayal and serial murder. Read full book review >