Search Results: "Tricia Fields"


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THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a clear, detailed plot, Fields' debut lacks the spark that would bring her sorely tried heroine and her problems alive."
A drug war between the Medrano and La Bestia cartels holds a small border town hostage. Read full book review >

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SCRATCHGRAVEL ROAD by Tricia Fields
Released: March 5, 2013

"As in Fields' Tony Hillerman Prize-winning debut (The Territory, 2011): carefully integrated red herrings, a tinge of romance and dead-on descriptions of West Texas weather—oppressive heat, weeklong downpours and earth-obliterating mudslides."
Welcome to West Texas, where a nuclear plant is being dismantled, a young lady takes a walk in the desert in 104-degree heat, and a corpse is dumped along the route usually favored by drug mules and coyotes. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT CROSSING by Tricia Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Even though Fields (Firebreak, 2015, etc.) still includes indiscriminate details about hair color and fashion choices, she's settled into a brisker style, and her fourth case finds her gutsy cop a little less angst-ridden."
A small-town police chief follows the evidence where it takes her, even at the risk of her career. Read full book review >

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WRECKED by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"The prize-winning Fields compellingly evokes the remote Texas border town but compromises the suspense with Josie's self-obsessed guilt and anxiety and the book's inconsistent pacing."
In Fields' (Scratchgravel Road, 2013, etc.) third novel featuring Josie Gray, the Texas police chief's latest case hits far too close to home. Read full book review >

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Released: April 9, 2014

"UFO conspiracy theories, delivered in red-alert tones by an atypical follower."
Vernon, in his debut, tells how his boyhood sighting of a "flying saucer" over his neighbor's house led him on a lifelong quest into UFO encounters and shadowy government scheming. Read full book review >

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Elysian Fields by Mark LaFlaur
Released: March 6, 2013

"A wholly involving story with Faulkner-ian characters in a fully realized setting."
A dysfunctional family reflects the decay of New Orleans in debut author LaFlaur's tale of brotherly love and menace. Read full book review >

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS by Marina Lewycka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Strawberry-sweet, but not too syrupy."
After a disastrous strawberry-picking season, Eastern European migrant workers take a road trip across "this other Eden…this earth, this realm, this England" in search of meaning, stability and perhaps even love. Read full book review >

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THE FIELDS by Kevin Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Unless you fall for Jim's Irish-English speech, you might not finish this book."
The narrator's breathless, slang-rich voice distinguishes this "luck of the Irish" coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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TRINITY FIELDS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Morrow's poetic prose, the stark emotions it reveals, and the effortless interweaving of personal and political themes give his novel a simple grandeur. (35,000 first printing; author tour)"
Morrow (The Almanac Branch, 1991, etc.) situates a fragile story of friendship within an imposing political conflict to create a classic American tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >

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FOUR FIELDS by Tim Dee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Lyrical and thought-provoking but sometimes convoluted."
A BBC radio producer and nature writer visits four fields in England, Zambia, the Ukraine and the United States to reflect on humanity's uneasy relationship with both nature and itself. Read full book review >