Search Results: "Steven W. Horn"


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WHEN GOOD MEN DIE by Steven W. Horn
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"Thoughtful and exciting—another fine mystery from Horn."
In this second outing of a strong mystery series, a nursing home murder sparks an investigation into the past of a former circus wrestler and Olympian. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN EATER by Steven W. Horn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Dramatic and intelligent, this is a smart start to a new detective series."
A photographer taking pictures of gravestones uncovers evidence of a horrifying crime in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

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Another Man's Life by Steven W. Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A moving first effort that starkly examines the scars of war on its unwitting pawns."
A memorable debut novel about a life colored by regret and grasping for redemption. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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Sons of Prophecy: Davian's Deception by Steven W. Schmutz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2013

"An engrossing read that's a solid addition to the fantasy genre."
Evil forces empowered by the Dark Writings threaten to destroy the Realm in Schmutz's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE BREATH OF ALLAH by Steven W. Ritcheson
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Constantly advancing and infinitely invigorating, just like the technology in the novel; readers will be left wanting more."
An elite security group uses cutting-edge technology to combat terrorists across the globe. Read full book review >

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A MOTHER'S ORDEAL by Steven W. Mosher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 1993

"A searing and candid look at a place where the state brutally intrudes into the most intimate parts of a woman's life. (First serial rights to Ladies' Home Journal)"
The compelling story of a young Chinese mother, giving a human face to the recent, chilling news accounts of how China has dramatically—and forcibly—decreased its birth rate. Read full book review >

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JUNÍPERO SERRA by Steven W.  Hackel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A consummate archivist of California history, Hackel has produced a definitive Golden State biography indispensable for academic historians, Californians and classroom study."
A comprehensive biography of California's sovereign settler. Read full book review >

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THE FAIREST AMONG WOMEN by Shifra Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A lively tale of magical realism that occasionally stumbles in attempting to wow you, offering a rather superficial analysis of its hero. Still, an entertaining folly."
Birth, death, three husbands, eight children, and a few grumpy ghosts are just some of the details in the grand life of Rosa, courtesy of Israeli novelist Horn (Four Mothers, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOUR MOTHERS by Shifra Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though its credibility is vitiated by more than a few too many melodramatic crises, this is a lively, reader-friendly tale effectively flavored with atmospheric detail and fascinating chunks of Israeli folklore and myth."
This fervent first novel, set in Jerusalem, traces the experiences and emotions of five generations of women "cursed" by the disappearances of their husbands after they've borne daughters. Read full book review >