Search Results: "Todd M. Thiede"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME KILLER by Todd M. Thiede
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Plenty of shock value and a charismatic, if formulaic, male lead."
A fast-paced thriller centered on a brutal, time-obsessed serial killer. Read full book review >

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LIES TO DIE FOR by Todd M. Thiede
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

"Thiede's flair for procedurals returns, but the lead characters lack the charisma and chemistry they displayed in their initial outing."
A bloody tale about a serial killer obsessed with lies. Read full book review >

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SLASHTAG by Todd M. Thiede
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A dark, bracing volume in a series that's making it a habit."
Thiede (Miss Me?, 2015) weaves a gruesome tale of suspense in the fourth book of his Max Larkin series.Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF 21 by Todd M. Ohl
Released: June 29, 2012

"A formidable contender in the religious-thriller genre."
When a professor of folklore and his student are murdered, a Philadelphia detective is on the case. Read full book review >

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MORNING DANCE by Todd Hannert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"He is utterly engaging even if, and perhaps because, he is a bit of a mystery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hannert's picture-book debut is an odd, though ultimately successful, combination of story and idiosyncratic artwork. Read full book review >

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IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >

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TEACHERS ROCK! by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Sure to reassure readers nervous about their own teachers-to-be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Parr turns his bold, vibrant colors and simple declarative sentences to teachers, looking at what they do and who they are. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Revisionist history, albeit inconclusive, that's interesting, well-made, and should attract much attention."
An examination, sure to provoke controversy, of Christianity's most powerful symbol. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR KING by Todd Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though Mitchell's complex and gripping set-up slumps through its lackluster resolution, it promises more polished progeny. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This first novel feels like one. Read full book review >

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CON-fidence by Todd Strasser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

"While readers may identify with the premise of wishing to be popular even at a high price, the awkward narrative voice and the holes in the plot keep this from being wholly persuasive. (Fiction 10-13)"
In tackling the well-worn theme of a girl who aspires to enter the in-crowd, Strasser (Give a Boy a Gun, 2000, etc.) complicates the usual plot by introducing a female, middle-school version of a con man. Read full book review >