Search Results: "T.C. Barnes"


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DEATH OF A PRINCESS by T.C. Barnes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2014

"A substantial thriller and a profound story of a woman recovering from abuse: two threads that complement each other astonishingly well."
In Barnes' (And Still, She Wept, 2014, etc.) thriller, an FBI agent who has survived a harrowing experience with a serial killer finds another case in her hometown, where pageant contestants are being abducted. Read full book review >

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AND STILL, SHE WEPT by T.C. Barnes
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"A disturbing portrait of a killer, and the scrupulous work and determination required to find him."
A small-town sheriff and a detective try to stop an elusive killer targeting young girls in Barnes' debut. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
She's only 11, but she's smarter and better informed than most adults, and she's determined to solve mysteries for a living. Read full book review >

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T.C. BOYLE STORIES II by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A fine and welcome summation—till the next volume—by one of the best storytellers at work today."
Picking up where he left off with his first volume of collected stories in 1998, Boyle (San Miguel, 2012, etc.) serves up an overstuffed gathering of goofy premises and serious turns. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Boyle is of course too young for a summing-up, but this seems as good a time as any for a mid-career display of the antic wares of our most versatile and prolific radical comedian."
A fine, fat gathering of 68 stories, including the contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >

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The Piratization of Daniel Barnes by Alex McGlothlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A compelling, politically rich thriller."
In McGlothlin's debut novel, a lovelorn journalist becomes ensnared in the lives of modern-day pirates in Somalia. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"And Boyle's warmhearted, coldly calculating, ineffably seductive and unknowable Frank Lloyd Wright may be the most beguiling of them all."
When the artist formerly known as T. Coraghessan Boyle burst onto the national literary scene some 30 years ago, readers knew immediately that an immensely smart, versatile and entertaining new writer was staking his claim to some of the territory held by such reader-friendly wizards of narrative and rhetoric as Kurt Vonnegut and Donald Barthelme. Read full book review >

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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY by T.C. Boyle
Released: March 24, 1989

From the winner of the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award (for World's End) comes this third collection of stories, most of which are as slick as the magazines in which they first appeared (Playboy, Harper's, GQ, etc.). Read full book review >

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"Smart, witty text matched by fine design and illustrations make this kids' book a tasty, offbeat treat."
An entertaining, original take on counting from children's book author and illustrator Bartlett (Tuba Lessons, 2009). Read full book review >

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THE RELIVE BOX AND OTHER STORIES by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fans and new readers alike will appreciate Boyle's droll humor, eye for detail, and seemingly inexhaustible imagination."
The prolific Boyle provides high entertainment in his latest story collection. Read full book review >