Search Results: "Shauna Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE CROSS by B.R. Bentley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller that's difficult to put down."
Multilayered mystery inspired by actual events. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CROSS by Ben Macintyre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2012

"Invisible ink, double-agent homing pigeons and a Hollywood double for Gen. Monty—nicely woven tales of stealth, brashness and derring-do."
Newly declassified intelligence files flesh out the intricately interwoven network of World War II spies who formed the Double Cross British espionage system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A provocative portrait that uncovers entrenched racism and class disparities in the debate community and in America as a whole."
Both the author and his subjects come of age in this thoughtful portrait of an urban debate team struggling to win matches on a playing field clearly stacked against its members. Read full book review >

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CRISS CROSS by Lynne Rae Perkins
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A tenderly existential work that will reward more thoughtful readers in this age of the ubiquitous action saga. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Debbie, from All Alone in the Universe (1999), returns in a poignantly funny coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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BLACK CROSS by Greg Iles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Good enough to read twice. (Author tour)"
Iles (Spandau Phoenix, 1993) delivers a swift historical thriller of such brutal accomplishment that it vaporizes almost every clichÇ about the limits of the genre. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Stephen Greenleaf
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"Greenleaf has a knack for making familiar scenes memorable— thanks to his keen sense of place and character (his people unfold as gracefully as poison flowers)—and sharpening them by the all-too- believable whiff of large-scale menace so typical of this fine series."
Fresh from wrestling with bogus AIDS therapies in Blood Type (1991), John Marshall Tanner takes on a generation of race hatred when he flies to Charleston to help lawyer Seth Hartman, an old college roommate who's been getting death threats from a white supremacist cabal called the Alliance for Southern Pride. Read full book review >

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MORTIMER'S CROSS by Joan Aiken
Released: Oct. 1, 1984

"Yet the blend of English whimsy and English farce does give the series a certain raffish character and verve."
English madcap Arabel Jones and her cantankerous pet raven Mortimer (of Arabel's Raven and Arabel and Mortimer) in three further episodes: one energetically manic, one cliched and blah, one that has its ups and downs. Read full book review >

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DECLAN'S CROSS by Carla Neggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another impressive romantic thriller from Neggers."
When Julianne Maroney accepts an invitation to spend time in the tiny Irish village of Declan's Cross, she has no idea that she's stepping into a decades-old mystery, a criminal conspiracy and the sight lines of a killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"A dazzling account of America's most archetypal odyssey, with much social history slyly and wryly inserted."
Rollicking, ironic chronicle of a family car trip from Oregon to New York, interlaced with stories about previous trips, Lewis and Clark, Jack Kerouac, varieties of coffee lids, and . . . well, see the subtitle. Read full book review >