Search Results: "Steve Hockensmith"


BOOK REVIEW

WORLD'S GREATEST SLEUTH! by Steve Hockensmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"The Amlingmeyers are amiable, the deductifying acceptable, but the funny stuff isn't always that laughable."
In their fifth "Holmes on the Range" adventure, the deductifyin' Amlingmeyer brothers (The Crack in the Lens, 2009, etc.) razzle-dazzle 'em in Chicago. Read full book review >

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ON THE WRONG TRACK by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2007

"No sophomore slump in Big Red and Old Red's second case: crackling pace, lots of humor and appealing Wild West flavor."
Sherlock wannabes track a killer on a train. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DOVE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2008

"Hockensmith's third Holmes on the Range mystery is buoyant and consistently entertaining. Cheeky chapter titles add additional zip."
Fraternal Wild West detectives solve another case and still get no respect. Read full book review >

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HOLMES ON THE RANGE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"Hockensmith's debut is a winning twist on a proven franchise. Playful chapter titles add authenticity and flavor."
Inspired by the Baker Street genius, a Montana cowboy solves some murders at the cattle ranch where he works. Read full book review >

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THE CRACK IN THE LENS by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2009

"The Holmes on the Range series has seen better days: The boys still charm, but not enough to redeem some dreary plotting and tired prose."
The cowboy Sherlocks ride again (The Black Dove, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MAGIC FIVE & DIME by Steve Hockensmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"Hockensmith (World's Greatest Sleuth, 2011, etc.) and Falco provide their tough-cookie heroine with such an appealing line of patter that it's no surprise when Logan asks her, 'Are you nuts or do you just not give a crap?'"
A telemarketer hikes out to the Arizona hinterlands to claim an unlikely inheritance from an even more unlikely mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"It's every man, woman, and teen for himself as the authors uncork their third free-wheeling adventure set in the craziest town west of Maggody, Arkansas."
A fortuneteller gets the surprise of her life. Read full book review >

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FOOL ME ONCE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Even if the mystery is fairly standard, Alanis' sophomore adventure (The White Magic Five and Dime, 2014) is delightfully quirky. As a bonus, several informative tarot readings are embedded in the narrative, and each chapter begins with a pertinent card and quotation."
A wisecracking magic-shop owner turns sleuth to exonerate a friend from a murder rap. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >