Search Results: "Suzette A. Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

A BEDLAM OF BONES by Suzette A. Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 2011

"The muddled, murderous vicar takes a backseat to his clever pets and a startling ending."
An English vicar is both a murderer and a detective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONES IN THE BELFRY by Suzette A. Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"Maurice and Bouncer steal the show in a mildly amusing tale that lacks any real mystery."
A vicar needs the help of his pets to stay out of prison. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Exemplary reportage, essential for all those debating the future of American college education."
Eschewing hand-wringing and political rhetoric for close, critical observation, freelance journalist Traub (Too Good to Be True, 1990) delineates a unique—and uniquely representative- -institution: New York's City College. Read full book review >

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CITY ON A HILL by Ted Neill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A notable, impressive debut for sci-fi fans."
Neill's debut novel is a sci-fi tale, spanning four short volumes, about a future society that outlaws religion and all things supernatural after a near apocalypse. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"Her insights are fascinating, sometimes amusing, often troubling and always stimulating."
The Pulitzer-prize-winning author (Fire in the Lake) turns a penetrating gaze on four recently evolved "communities" which, she contends, exemplify America's unique penchant for abandoning the culture of the mainstream to set up diverse, self-contained societies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An odd sociopolitical amalgam, of interest mainly for the personal insights a lightweight son can provide on his world-class father, rather than its anti-Democrat invective or pro forma attempt to revive the Reagan Revolution."
Ronald Reagan's adoptive son offers a digressive tract that combines—not always effectively or gracefully—a celebration of his father's presidency, a neoconservative agenda for national renewal, score-settling asides on those he feels have done him wrong, and ad hominem attacks on Bill Clinton that might give the American Spectator pause. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORPSE SUZETTE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2006

"Savannah's as feisty as ever, managing emotional insecurities and homicidal tendencies with equanimity."
Private-eye Savannah Reid (Murder à la Mode, 2005, etc.) ends up investigating pro bono when her houseguest's spa makeover comes complete with a corpse. Read full book review >

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A CURIOUS INVITATION by Suzette  Field
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Like the chatter at a cocktail party: fun but forgettable."
Events promoter Field summarizes soirees that only happen between the covers of a book—or when her Last Tuesday Society reproduces them in London. Read full book review >

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HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN ROLLING DOWN A HILL by Kevin Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2016

"While this fantasy adventure tale would benefit from more characterization and tension, it still delivers a fun read."
A scrappy group attempts to overthrow an evil dream world ruler in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Although its mystery isn't the best among Duncan's Welsh cozies (A Killer's Christmas in Wales, 2011, etc.), this latest entry provides flashes of local color and the usual likable characters."
A mercantile rivalry turns murderous for Canadian expat Penny Brannigan. Read full book review >