Search Results: "Stephen Waterhouse"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD LETTER by Jane Waterhouse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"Like Garner's first two adventures (Graven Images, 1995; Shadow Walk, 1997), this one is suspenseful stuff but undiluted by a hint of any character whose life doesn't revolve around its heroine, surely the most self-involved true-crime writer around."
"Not everything in this world is about Garner Quinn," her housekeeper's daughter Mercedes Fields tells her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVEN IMAGES by Jane Waterhouse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"Still, Waterhouse writes a mean page, if you don't mind suspending your disbelief all over again at the beginning of every chapter. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild alternate selection)"
An all-too-successful true-crime writer grapples with two gruesome murder casesand revisits a third, the occasion for her first successful book and her estrangement from her father. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALK by Jane Waterhouse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Waterhouse writes with such breathtaking velocity that you'll finish reading—and in record time—before you realize how completely her string of surprises depends on coincidence piled on shameless coincidence."
Twenty-three years ago Gordon Spangler executed his family of five—including his daughter Lara, Garner Quinn's best friend- -and then vanished, leaving behind a written confession and an unshakable conviction among the Spring Lake (N.J.) police that he was watching the funeral from the sidelines, and among his wife's family that he was haunting them, waiting his chance to pick them off as well. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF ENTERPRISE by Benjamin C. Waterhouse
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"Though plagued by repetition, the book offers persuasive reasoning to support the author's thesis."
A historian makes his case that the story of private enterprise has been undervalued as a window into the history of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYCROFT HOLMES by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"The central conceit is audacious; Mycroft's sense of moral outrage is nicely reflective of the era; the historical detail is solid; and the period decorum is well-maintained throughout. Only the characters and their cumbersome individual interactions are muffled by all the grade-A trappings."
That's right: nonpareil basketball player Abdul-Jabbar, who's already written memoirs, nonfiction titles, and children's books (Stealing the Game, 2015, etc.), partners with screenwriter Waterhouse to introduce a prequel to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >