Search Results: "Stephen White"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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HIGHER AUTHORITY by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"White defies stereotypes to produce some of the subtlest and most teasing red herrings ever. (First printing of 35,000)"
A thriller whose characters possess such psychological complexity that readers become as preoccupied with plumbing their depths as with figuring out whodunit. Read full book review >

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PRIVILEGED INFORMATION by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"White's professional expertise shows—but as a storyteller, he's done in by pompous narration, snail pacing, and much predictable plotting."
A psychologist suspects a patient of murder but can't speak out because of therapy's seal of silence...That's the nut that White, himself a psychologist, gnaws to a pulp in his slow and somber first novel. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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THE BEST REVENGE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"White handles his suspenseful set-pieces with all his accustomed authority, but the case he's lavished them on is a farrago of coincidences, absurdities, and pitifully shadowy and unmotivated conspirators from beginning to end."
White injects Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory into the wild and wooly saga of a convicted killer released from Death Row to the even more dangerous world outside. Read full book review >

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HARM'S WAY by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Not a huge disappointment for Gregory fans, but certainly a test of their patience. (Author tour)"
After a brief semi-hiatus (Higher Authority, 1994), in which his lawyer wife was featured, improbable sleuthing headshrink Alan Gregory returns. Read full book review >