Search Results: "Steve Mosby"


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THE NIGHTMARE PLACE by Steve Mosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite some awkward plot contrivances and secondary characters who are little better than outlines, Mosby (The Murder Code, 2013, etc.) has the talent to build both physical and psychological suspense. And he proves once again that he really knows how to work the strings."
A detective with bad dreams and a young volunteer trying to overcome her fears pit themselves against a serial rapist. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER CODE by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Mosby (Black Flowers, 2011, etc.) spares no graphic detail in building tension and terror. His attempts at complexity stretch credulity in an otherwise crackling good tale."
A series of brutal murders intersect with a detective's troubled past in an unnamed British city. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD PERSON by Steve Mosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Fearless! But we never did decipher the title."
Debut British thriller whose originality turns on infinitudes of computer surrealism. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN RUN by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma guaranteed to play havoc with both your brain cells and your heartbeat."
A troubled cop, an even more troubled novelist, and a serial killer go 15 feverish rounds. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING ON CANE HILL by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"It doesn't matter that Mosby has no interest in tying up all the dozens of loose ends left dangling. This is a powerfully haunting tale you don't so much pursue to its resolution as mercifully awaken from."
Mosby's latest nightmare poses a perfectly serious question most readers have probably never thought about: which is more harrowing, death or resurrection? Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF LILLIAN DAWES by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pretty sentences deliver a flimsy storyline and unbelievable characters."
An adolescent is obsessed with a mysterious, glamorous young woman in 1950s Manhattan. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Very low-key, but patient readers will savor the finely wrought prose and unexpectedly moving portrait of a woman who loses her privileges and finds herself."
In her pensive third novel, Mosby (The Season of Lillian Dawes, 2001, etc.) charts the emotional progress of an ill-at-ease New Yorker who finds bittersweet fulfillment as an American in Paris. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE ALTARS by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Occasionally brilliant writing about occasionally annoying characters. (Author tour)"
Although it is heavy-handed and even downright pretentious at times, this debut novel showcases Mosby's measured, literate style. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >