Search Results: "William Ritter"


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JACKABY by William Ritter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A magical mystery tour de force with a high body count and a list of unusual suspects. (Paranormal mystery. 12-18)"
A Sherlock Holmes-style adventure featuring the egotistical and eccentric R.F. Jackaby and his bewildered but invaluable assistant, Abigail Rook. Read full book review >

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BEASTLY BONES by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A witty and weird adventure equal parts Sherlock and Three Stooges. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Normal teen and abnormal detective unearth more paranormal mysteries in this fast-paced sequel to Jackaby (2014).Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY ECHOES by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A somber turn for the supernatural sleuth and levelheaded assistant but still energetic and entertainingly offbeat. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Past actions and futuristic inventions haunt people in this sequel. Read full book review >

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THE DIRE KING by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A humorous, energetic, action-packed, and magical conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A paranormal private investigator and his clever companion make a last stand against the forces of chaos in this fourth and final book. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT'S PASSAGE by Josh Ritter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A tender, touching novel about a survivor of both World War I and a nasty family conflict."
Returning from the traumas of the French battlefield, a young World War I veteran must face up to dark primal conflicts back home in West Virginia, where he is aided and instructed by an angel in the form of a horse. Read full book review >

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The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ by Martha Ritter
NON-FICTION

"Essential reading for anyone who has adopted, or is planning to adopt, a dog in need of love."
Without a home, without a name, and with her puppies taken from her, a foxhound is rescued from a laboratory and begins the treacherous journey of learning how to live in the world. Read full book review >

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MONSTER SLAYERS by Lukas Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

Spun off from A Practical Guide to Monsters (2007), itself a Dungeons & Dragons spinoff, this low-end fantasy pits a pair of orphans against a variety of nonhuman foes for the amusement of a set of bored wizards. Read full book review >

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DEATH NOTICE by Todd Ritter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Journalist Ritter has enough experience with both crime and obituaries to pen a convincingly blood-soaked debut novel.

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A small-town sheriff has her hands full with a vicious serial killer. Read full book review >

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POWERING FORWARD by Bill Ritter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"Ritter lacks the pizzazz of Sernovitz, who sees another kind of energy revolution taking place, but he presents arguments cleanly and forcefully."
An informative why-and-how book about preventing climate change by making the transition to clean energy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"An impressive memoir with something for everyone: history and government, love and marriage, life and death."
A debut book provides an insider's account of the Secret Service with the bonus of a spouse's perspective. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S NIGHT by Todd Ritter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Kat's third shakes up her love life and offers a twisty mystery with enough suspects to keep you guessing to the bitter end."
Who's burning down the historical buildings in Perry Hollow, Penn.? Read full book review >

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BAD MOON by Todd Ritter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Kat and Nick's second (Death Notice, 2010) draws you in irresistibly and doesn't spit you out till the very end, your head spinning with surprising revelations.
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Finally, it's open season on a serial killer who's gone undetected for years. Read full book review >