Search Results: "Stan Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

NORTHWEST PASSAGE by Stan Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For U.S. readers, an illumination of a little-known history; for all Americans, a treasure. (words and music, sources) (Informational picture book. 8 & up)"
This stunning portrayal of early efforts to explore Canada's Northwest Passage presents Rogers' 1981 song in combination with glorious illustrations, historical commentary and a gallery of explorers. 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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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A CARNIVAL OF POEMS by Stan Badgett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2014

"A far-reaching, rambunctious collection."
Badgett (Rock Dust, 2010, etc.) exhibits impressive artistic range, under a single tent assembling poetry simple and complex, flash fiction, a short dramatic piece and a selection of graphic art including woodcut, collage and photography.Read full book review >

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THE FACE ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR by Stan Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"Better just unreel and enjoy Mark and Ray's endless, though oddly similar, supply of one-liners."
Pepper-and-salt detective duo Rayford Goodman (right-thinking, 50-ish, worried about angina) and Mark Bradley (left-thinking, blow- dried, gay), linked only by mutual aversion and Rayford's unlikely romance with Mark's researcher friend Francie, are back for another Hollywood shoot-'em-up, commencing with the execution of director Claudio Fortunata as he's recovering from plastic surgery (a flawless killing except that it's not Fortunata under the bandages). Read full book review >

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DOWN THE SHORE by Stan Parish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"No plot, no character development, so Parish's fluid narrative skills are wasted."
The partying is intense in this first novel, a look at America's bright young things under a cloud or two. Read full book review >