Search Results: "Sheri Cobb South"


BOOK REVIEW

A DEAD BORE by Sheri Cobb South
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2008

"A meringue of a mystery: light, pleasant and so forgettable that, minutes after finishing it, you're ready to enjoy another."
A plucky viscountess and a handsome Bow Street Runner team up for the second time to uncover the truth about a death among the English gentry in South's eighth Regency tale (Of Paupers and Peers, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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DINNER MOST DEADLY by Sheri Cobb South
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"Despite South's blithe disregard of social customs of Jane Austen's era, this fourth frothy whodunit for Pickett (Family Plot, 2014, etc.) has a satisfying surprise or two and a duo who really are made for each other."
An attempt at matchmaking takes a wrong turn into murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TY COBB by Charles Leerhsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one."
The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm and glowy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flock of small, yellow birds sitting in a tree takes flight. Read full book review >

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COMPASS SOUTH by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Complex, engaging, and sure to please a wide audience. (Graphic historical adventure. 8-13)"
Two sets of twins find themselves pursued by gangs and pirates on a swashbuckling sea adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY SOUTH by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2004

"As usual (Dark End of the Street, 2002, etc.), Atkins's sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always colorful characters are better than his overstuffed plot."
Nick Travers, erstwhile football player, blues historian extraordinaire, and latter-day knight errant, breaks still another lance in behalf of a beset friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 17, 1999

"But he has little feeling for the revealing details and telling anecdotes that illuminate the best histories. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
This massive, thoroughly competent history of South Africa has everything except the final, galvanizing spark of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD SOUTH by Winona Sullivan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"Even more waggish than Cecile's debut (A Sudden Death at the Norfolk Cafe, 1993)—and at novel's end, Cecile and Raphael are talking about relocating in Dade County, promising still wilder adventures."
Who's the nun tooling around Miami in a Ferrari Testarossa, picking locks, breaking men's hearts, charming confidences out of prostitutes, and miraculously warding off death from every quarter? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dark South by William T. Stewart
Released: May 12, 2014

"Quite a collection of dark gems; readers looking for somber tales with Southern flair need look no further."
Stewart's debut is a collection of short horror stories from the Southern U.S., where ghosts, vampires and the darker side of humanity tend to reside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH BEACH by Brian Antoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Antoni does nothing by halves: His characters are overdone, overripe or oversexed—or a combination of the three."
For the past several years, Gabriel Tucker has lived riotously courtesy of a trust fund, but now… Read full book review >