Search Results: "Stephen White"


BOOK REVIEW

REMOTE CONTROL by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"Only the cluttered denouement is a letdown. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
An unexpected role for clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife, Boulder County Deputy D.A. Lauren Crowder: This time she isn't going after bad guys (Higher Authority, 1994), but trying to keep the cops from jailing her for shooting a mysterious stalker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINE OF FIRE by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"White (Dead Time, 2008, etc.) makes it clear that Alan's 19th appearance is his penultimate case; the next case will be his swan song. Judging from the risks he takes this time, fans won't want to miss the sequel."
As a series of wildfires swoop ever closer to his Boulder office, psychotherapist Alan Gregory's life threatens to go up in metaphorical flames even before their arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARNING SIGNS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Though there's no time to linger over most of the rapidly sketched characters, White (The Program, 2001, etc.) runs the whole gamut from whodunit to duck-and-cover."
The suspense-filled curtain-raiser, the discovery of the Boulder District Attorney's corpse, provides one of the few quiet moments in clinical psychologist Alan Gregory's latest bomb-enriched thriller. Read full book review >

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THE PROGRAM by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Rising tension undermined by wild coincidence."
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory's latest case shunts him into a supporting role in this tale of a woman's misadventures in WITSEC, the US Marshals' fabled Witness Security Program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANNER OF DEATH by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Not all of them, though."
Dr. Alan Gregory, the Boulder psychologist whose previous six cases (Critical Conditions, p. 80, etc.) have all introduced him to murderers, becomes a killer's target himself. Read full book review >

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MISSING PERSONS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2005

"A fictional echo of JonBenet Ramsey (constantly invoked but never named) buried beneath reams of ethical quiddities, criminal cross-purposes, and mind-boggling coincidences. "
Eight years after the unsolved real-life killing of a preteen beauty queen from Boulder, Colorado, psychologist Alan Gregory (Blinded, 2003, etc.) has to deal with the disappearance of one of her classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE PRACTICES by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Book us for another session, please. (First printing of 35,000)"
If White is to be believed, clinical psychology ranks as a dangerous profession right up there with police work, firefighting, and livery-cab driving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPOUND FRACTURES by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Fans sad to see the saga end will be enthralled by its daring crescendos; newcomers are likely to find the proceedings impenetrable."
Dr. Alan Gregory's 20th brush with crime is his last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL ME by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2006

"White, no stranger to suspenseful but wildly implausible plots (Missing Persons, 2005, etc.), wisely front-loads this thriller with a flatly incredible premise that pays off down the road despite a cargo of further improbabilities."
Crime-prone Boulder psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory doesn't have to do anything but listen to one of his most troubled patients: a man sentenced to death by killers he hired himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A highly useful contribution to black history from an unexpected direction, in every sense of that phrase. (19 drawings, 37 b&w photos, not seen)"
Two Australian historians (brothers, incidentally) from the University of Sydney examine the ways in which black style has been interpreted and the political and social implications it has carried from slavery to WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRY ICE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Not even an anticlimactic ending can wreck Alan's 15th, and finest, case."
Yet another of Dr. Alan Gregory's ex-patients goes off the rails, threatening the Boulder psychologist, his wife and his best friend with exposure of their darkest secrets. Read full book review >