Search Results: "Susan P. Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Important themes obscured by jargon-filled writing."
A telecommunications policy expert draws parallels between today's Internet providers and late-19th-century monopolies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POCKET WIFE by Susan Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"With surprisingly little suspense and a cast ranging from unremarkable to unlikable, this tepid whodunit fails to satisfy."
A housewife struggling to control her bipolar disorder fears she's responsible for the brutal murder of her neighbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEDBETTER STREET by Susan P. Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE

"In a departure from her mystery novels, Baker uses her knowledge of the law to compellingly depict a riveting custody battle."
In Baker's (Death of a Prince, 2013, etc.) novel, Marian Reid is a mother determined to gain custody of her autistic son—40 years later. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A PRINCE by Susan P. Baker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"Baker (My First Murder, 2002, etc.) has crafted a refreshingly straightforward whodunit. Multiple sleuths on parallel tracks—one breezy, one brassy—add spice."
Mother and daughter lawyers team up to solve the murder of a Texas associate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

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CARTER’S BIG BREAK by Brent Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"No literary blockbuster, this sophomore novel nevertheless propels Carter further along in reader fandom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Narrowly scraping through his freshman year, 14-year-old Will Carter is looking forward to swimming with his buddies and making out with his girlfriend, Abby. Read full book review >

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BLAIZE OF GLORY by Louise Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Silly dialogue, unappealing characters, and more mush than mayhem."
Recovering food addict and former p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NOBLE PARADISE by James Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A genuine family drama that might inspire and encourage other single parents."
A false allegation and a critically injured child destroy a single dad's picture-perfect family in this novel by Crawford (Mariner Valley, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Somewhat self-conscious and static in spots, but, still, an evocative book written in clean, often startlingly beautiful prose. (Illustrations.)"
A contemplative, ``overeducated'' writer turned small-time farmer tells of his adventures planting and harvesting garlic on a semi-arid plot of land in New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1994

"To which an ungenerous reader, sick of the facile application of psychobabble to the complex condition of being alive, might snarlingly add publishing."
Crawford (Mommie Dearest, 1978, etc.) focuses on the family as the incubating ground for all the social and emotional ills for which psychologists and talk-show hosts have recently found names. Read full book review >