Search Results: "Wallace Stroby"


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THE DEVIL'S SHARE by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though Stroby (Shoot the Woman First, 2013, etc.) doesn't exactly break new ground, readers hungry for an old-fashioned double-strength heist gone wrong could hardly do better."
Crissa Stone's fourth caper involves stealing some priceless antiquities from an owner so obliging that he offers to pay her and helps her plan the job. Read full book review >

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COLD SHOT TO THE HEART by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Another fast, taut winner from Stroby (Gone 'til November, 2010, etc.) As for Crissa, she may be crime fiction's best bad girl ever."
Crissa never wants to hurt people. All she wants is their money. Read full book review >

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THE BARBED-WIRE KISS by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"All the familiar hardboiled elements are managed competently in this fast-paced debut, but prepare to have your VQ—your Violence Quotient—challenged to the max."
Harry Rane has been leading a slow-and-slower kind of life. Read full book review >

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GONE ’TIL NOVEMBER by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A strong cast and energetic storytelling. But it's Sara, so human and so beset, who makes this another standout for Stroby (The Heartbreak Lounge, 2008, etc.)."
As if it weren't nerve-wracking enough to be a deputy and a mom, suddenly she's a target. Read full book review >

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SHOOT THE WOMAN FIRST by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Crissa's third is another superior thriller—fast, tough and nasty—without a single extra sentence."
An easy score for professional thief Crissa Stone (Kings of Midnight, 2012, etc.) and her associates turns out to be anything but. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTBREAK LOUNGE by Wallace Stroby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Harry Rane walks these mean streets perfectly at home with the icons: Spade, Marlowe, and Archer."
In a brilliant follow-up to his impressive debut (The Barbed-Wire Kiss, 2003), Stroby continues the hard-boiled adventures of Harry Rane. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"Once again Stroby demonstrates how adept he is at making readers empathize with the essentially unworthy."
Chasing her retirement number, superthief Crissa Stone (Cold Shot to the Heart, 2011, etc.) fills bunches of money bags. And body bags. Read full book review >

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I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

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THE STORYSPINNER by Becky Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"An overlong and overcrowded but action-packed beginning. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A circus girl attempts a balancing act when she gets involved in feudal politics and ancient magic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"Great fun, especially for anyone facing the Big 3-0."
A British writer and broadcaster turns the familiar angst of approaching age 30 into a diverting adventure. Read full book review >

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SCARLETTE BEANE by Karen Wallace
Released: March 1, 2000

"Thickly painted, expressively modeled artwork adds to the atmosphere of green and growing miracles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
So joyous is most of this tale from Wallace that it all but subverts the act of magic serving as the climax. Read full book review >