Search Results: "The Sky Detective"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An authentic firsthand account of troubled times in a tumultuous country."
A compelling debut memoir by an accomplished geophysical scientist that offers a vivid look at life in Tehran between 1973 and 1982, before and after the Iranian Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE DETECTIVE by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"Distinctly less original and exciting than the best of Hunt's actioners. But fans intrigued to see him bring his gruff, clipped style to bear on a hero who's actually got an interior life worth exploring will root for Beckman's return."
Hunt, whose avenging heroes are usually drawn from the criminal classes (Police and Thieves, 2011, etc.), branches out to explore a formula that would be routine for anyone but him: the big-city police procedural. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Debut author Rossi creates a dystopian world in which a teenage girl loses her home but finds truth, love and identity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A captivating celebration of a life among words."
A witty memoir from a dictionary editor who insists he is not a "word lover." Read full book review >

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THE LOST DETECTIVE by Nathan Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A jaunty narrative for Hammett and hard-boiled fans only."
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), private eye. Read full book review >

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BARNABY THE BEDBUG DETECTIVE by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Overall, a reassuring introduction to a potentially scary subject, and just the thing for a family that needs 'something on bedbugs.' (afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Barnaby is a rescue dog who is adopted and trained as a bedbug-searching detection dog in this informative story on a current, widespread woe. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD DETECTIVE by William Heffernan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"After a lengthy hiatus, Edgar-winner Heffernan (A Time Gone By, 2003, etc.) makes a welcome return. Though the plotting shows some rust here and there, tough, troubled Harry Doyle will keep readers in line."
His fellow officers think Harry Doyle speaks a dead language. Close. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"These animal mysteries would do well to lean more toward fantasy and fun."
The eight animal friends of Silver Eagle School solve mysteries and help children reach their full potential. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DETECTIVE by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Elvis on steroids. Strictly for the Russian-judge contingent."
Before he hit the big time with Hostage (2001), Crais made his name with seven novels about wisecracking but ever tougher L.A. shamus Elvis Cole. Now his old hero's overheated return suggests that somebody can't go home again. Read full book review >

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THE SOFT DETECTIVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Veteran Keating (Asking Questions, 1997, etc.) cunningly draws out the particulars of the simple-seeming case that so vexes Benholme till the startlingly sudden resolution."
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Benholme, of the Barshire CID, is so agonizingly reflective that his ability to see every possible side of even the simplest questions has cost him his marriage as well as a certain amount of respect on the job. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, an easily read biography of a physician (1869-1970) who pioneered in recognizing and documenting industrial hazards, was instrumental in the passage of the first state and federal laws protecting workers, and was the ``first female faculty member'' at Harvard. Read full book review >

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THE DYING DETECTIVE by Leif G.W. Persson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A knotty, sinuous story that leads to a hard-won resolution—and a decidedly conclusive end."
Swedish mysterian Persson (Linda, As in the Linda Murder, 2016, etc.) brings a memorable creation to a close in this pensive whodunit. Read full book review >