Search Results: "Stan Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

FROZEN SUN by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"That rare thing, a deftly plotted mystery that's also an irresistible love story. With it, Jones's Alaska series (Shaman Pass, 2003, etc.) takes a quantum leap forward."
They call her Amazing Grace and, dead or alive, Alaska state trooper Nathan Active has to find her. Read full book review >

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TUNDRA KILL by Stan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The delightfully off-speed Alaska lore—the authorities offer two free nights in jail for information about the missing snowblower—is supplemented this time by a compelling portrait of a female Alaskan governor too monstrous to be anything but wholly fictitious."
Murder is the least of Nathan Active's problems when he tangles with Alaska's high-maintenance governor. Read full book review >

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SHAMAN PASS by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Solid police work in a cold climate."
"It's just not safe out there," says a veteran cop colleague—fair warning, however understated. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE OF THE GHOST BEARS by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Multilayered characters and an offbeat setting authentically rendered—Jones (Frozen Sun, 2008, etc.) bids fair to become the Tony Hillerman of Alaska."
For Alaska state trooper Nathan Active, love in a cold climate gets mixed with murder. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS VS. KITTENS by Dani Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"The overall lack of action or a plotline hints that this may be intended more as a fill-in-the-blanks gag than a series of opportunities for story crafting, but there's still a lot of scope for invention. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A seemingly bland comparison of cute cartoon kittens and equally cuddly monsters offers customizing features that allow aspiring writers all the narrative freedom they might desire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IDES OF JUNE by Stan Trybulski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A carefully constructed, if color-by-numbers, thriller."
An attorney for New York City's Department of Education, suffused with midlife melancholy, finds new energy and resolve when he helps an acquaintance investigate the long-forgotten murder of her twin sister-part of the Ides of June serial killings. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NAZI by Stan Pottinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Throughout, there's a scattering of good white-knuckle moments, but with Pottinger, ever the overplotter (A Slow Burning, 2000, etc.), more continues to be less."
Chutzpah: a no-good Nazi offing a nice Jewish boy, then swiping his identity for over half a century. Read full book review >

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SLEETMUTE by Stan Resnicoff
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"An amusing, worthwhile read that could use some fleshing out."
Resnicoff (Tom, the Talking Toilet, 2012, etc.) recounts the year in 1968 he spent living in an isolated Alaskan village as part of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Read full book review >

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WHITEWASH by Stan Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fast-paced, gripping cross-cultural crime novel."
A police procedural thriller set on an Apache reservation in 1935. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTENT TO HARM by Stan Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A good start with a credible, likeable hero."
First novelist Washburn envisions a kinder, gentler cop in Toby Parkman, a college-educated, liberal, and witty detective for the '90s, here pitted against a rapist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Simple malarkey, solely for the host of fans."
A ranking functionary of America's most durable TV game show offers some fleeting peeks backstage for the edification of its apparently indefatigable devotees. Read full book review >