Search Results: "Whitney A. Miller"


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THE CRIMSON GATE by Whitney A. Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2015

"Extreme gore and exciting suspense in a highly strange package. (Horror. 14-18)"
The story of a bizarre cult morphs into a horror novel in this sequel to The Violet Hour (2014).Read full book review >

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THE VIOLET HOUR by Whitney A. Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2014

"It takes a while, but this should please horror fans. (Horror. 12 & up)"
It all comes together in the end in this exploration of a cult, but readers may wonder where this story is going until that point. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE STARS by Phyllis A. Whitney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1994

"Veterans of the Whitney method might guess."
A not surprisingly neat recovery from the over-dense Star Flight (1993), by the empress of old-time cliff-edged suspense. Read full book review >

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AMETHYST DREAMS by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Not this eightysomething author's best, then, but her obvious relish for the romantic suspense genre is charming."
Whitney's 39th novel (Daughter of the Stars, 1994, etc.) is a confusing mishmash of plot and character, but the author's usual enthusiasm for setting and historical background will continue to please her fans. Read full book review >

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THE EBONY SWAN by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"A sound, well-crafted mystery with every thread tied and knotted—plus Whitney's usual tour-guide view of some fine coastal scenery. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Summer)"
Whitney's 36th mystery suspense is tighter, neater, better than ever. Read full book review >

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STAR FIGHT by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"But even the best of the pros can lob one into the underbrush—not that Whitney's following will care. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Fall)"
In this (for Whitney) overly talky and cluttered mystery/suspense novel, set in a scenic area of western North Carolina, a young widow from California sets out to discover the true story of two deaths decades apart. Read full book review >

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WOMAN WITHOUT A PAST by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1991

"The author—now 80 plus—stays the course, to the joy of her devoted readership. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for July)"
The beloved Whitney romance/suspense formula in its umpteenth manifestation: sensible heroine (although given to thrills of fear); a quite decent mystery; and a Michelin-style tour of the latest setting. Read full book review >

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CAUSES OF ACTION by John A. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"More assured as a storyteller, though perhaps too comfortable with tired genre conventions, Miller has his best book yet in what appears to be a series about the peculiar pathologies that have turned some vets good and others very, very bad."
Miller's laid-back, pistol-packing legal champion of the San Francisco Bay Area's down-and-out returns in a meandering tale of honor and betrayal among Viet Nam vets. Read full book review >

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JACKSON STREET by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

"An impressively serious and professional debut from a man who served in Vietnam himself and obviously knows whereof he writes."
A few of these gritty tales about military men have appeared in literary magazines, but they deserve a wider audience. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A practical blueprint for fixing marriages."
A licensed clinical social worker and marriage counselor offers a helpful guide on "attachment-based" couples' therapy and how to find the right therapist.Read full book review >

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COYOTE MOON by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Superb, often laugh-out-loud first half. Then no more jokes."
Miller abandons suspense (Tropical Heat, 2002, etc.) for what at first looks like a supernatural satire on baseball, reincarnation, and quantum physics—with some of the funniest sports spoofs since Ring Lardner. Read full book review >

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TROPICAL HEAT by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Rich swatches of the old James M. Cain, neatly done though hardly new."
Miller abandons his San Francisco setting and Vietnam vet-turned-lawyer Claude McCutcheon series (Causes of Action, 1999, etc.) for a sexy mystery thriller set in Hopewell, Virginia. Read full book review >