Search Results: "Susan Fisher-Hoch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Demonstrates clearly that while viruses can be deadly, humans may have more to fear from humanity itself. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Adventures of two gutsy physicians fighting deadly viruses amidst political chicanery and under incredibly harsh and primitive conditions. ``Level 4'' refers to the biosafety standards required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for working with lethal agents. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

The Ripper Of Storyville ($40.00; paper $16.00; Dec. 15; 212 pp.; 1-885941-18-8; paper 1-885941-19-6): Hoch goes all the way back to 196065 for the first seven of these stories about Ben Snow (the last seven date from 198487), the gunslinger who may or may not be Billy the Kid, but who certainly has the fortune to solve a lot of impossible crimes, from a vanishing steamboat to an unexpectedly animated waxwork. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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THE YEAR'S BEST MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES 1994 by Edward D. Hoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1994

"A tough year for the genre—if it weren't for the bumper crop of talent represented here."
The latest edition of this venerable annual seems short (only 12 stories) but isn't. Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG BROTHER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"A follow-up for big sisters would be a fine idea. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Written from the point of view of a baby brother, and ostensibly intended for the younger sibling, this paean to older brothers will comfort first-borns who may have trouble adjusting to a new baby, showing them just how much they mean to their newest family members. Read full book review >

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WHEN RUBY TRIED TO GROW CANDY by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ruby may have a sweet tooth and a green thumb, but unfortunately the result is less appealing than either. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What kid wouldn't love the idea of growing candy? Read full book review >

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THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VELVET TOUCH by Edward D. Hoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Enough prestidigitation to explain why Hoch (800 stories to date and counting) is short fiction's answer to The Mousetrap."
Readers of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, where Hoch has published every month since 1973, recognize him as the last mystery writer whose appeal is based on sheer ingenuity. Read full book review >

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THE IRON ANGEL by Edward D. Hoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2003

"Even old pro Hoch's second-rate stories offer a few first-rate moments."
The gypsy sleuth is horse breeder Michael Vlado, who first appeared in 1985 and is still going strong in the pages of EQMM. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES 1993 by Edward D. Hoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Not an outstanding crop, but few of the entries will disappoint."
An unusually generous edition of Hoch's venerable anthology, including 14 stories, 8 of them new to hardcover. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES 1992 by Edward D. Hoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

Hoch's annual short story roundup includes three not-to-be- missed: Ruth Rendell's ``Mother's Help,'' in which what goes round comes round inexorably; Peter Lovesey's ``The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown,'' in which a pair of set-in-their-ways spinster sisters arouse the interest of all-too-helpful villagers; and Wendy Hornsby's Edgar-winning ``Nine Sons,'' a sad commentary on the fate of rural daughters. Read full book review >