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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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 >

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TRIPLE CROSS by Brian Freemantle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"The list of Freemantle's outings runs to thirty-plus now. While this one is a smidge less than his best, no one in the field is more consistently readable."
Megalomaniac gangster goes on a killing spree as he tries to become Russia's bossky of bosskies. Read full book review >

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CROSS ROADS by Karel Capek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"This replete volume offers further proof, if any were needed, of a still-underrated great writer's distinctive versatility, creative energy, and humanity."
Catbird's latest offering (the seventh so far) of the work of the eminent Czech writer (1890-1938) presents the full contents of two early story collections. Read full book review >

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CROSS DRESSING by Bill Fitzhugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Smart, fast and funny. Fitzhugh is a dangerous man."
A deft, funny, caper novel, incorporating (1) gleefully savage attacks on the Church, the advertising industry, and the charity industry, (2) occasionally heartfelt characters, and (3) an inspired marketing gimmick. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CROSS by Barbara Taylor McCafferty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The twins' third (Double Exposure, 1997, etc.) offers more gently reliable good humor virtually undisturbed by the rudimentary mystery."
"Bert, the last time we switched, somebody died," Nan Tatum tells the twin who asks her to fill in as Stephanie Whitman's Girl Friday for just one Saturday. Read full book review >