Search Results: "bloodlines"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1998

"When unlikable Ben Garnet is left for dead soon after accusing Horace of impregnating Cleo, his own prize spaniel, John has a chance to sample Highland justice from the other side of the stream."
Bloodlines ($20.95; Feb. 17; 224 pp.; 0-312-18052-7): Would kennel-keeper and occasional sleuth (Mad Dogs and Scotsmen, 1996, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Irene is lively and smart, but this feast of nearly 500 pages is like three generations of clogged arteries."
After a two-volume hiatus, Burke brings back reporter Irene Kelly (Nine, 2002, etc.) to untangle the strands of a 40-year-old web. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Bruce Ducker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Arranging to have every door open as if by magic at Peter's touch, Ducker provides a rising spiral of thrills without the familiar trappings of melodrama in his best novel yet. (Film rights to Doorbell Productions)"
Ducker's sixth novel (And Lead Us Not into Penn Station, 1994, etc.) spins an intensely revealing fable out of today's headlines in this story of a young American in pursuit of his family's ties to Swiss bank accounts looted from Holocaust victims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Janet Campbell Hale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Hale never quite brings herself or her world to life here, but, given her past, readers will be relieved at her survival and success."
A different sort of Native American autobiography from novelist and Coeur d'Alene tribal member Hale (The Jailing of Cecelia Capture, 1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 21, 1992

"Certainly not Conant's readers, who- -with ears up and alert eye—eagerly await her next."
The real, tragic fact of puppy mills—breeding operations for the sale of pedigreed puppies to (mainly) pet shops, where breeding dogs in cages, in often wretched conditions, bear litter after litter—is the background for Conant's sixth dog-centered mystery (Gone to the Dogs, p. 571), which—in spite of the target subject- -is, again, lively, funny, and (to dog people) absolute Premium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Fred D’Aguiar
Released: July 25, 2001

"In equal parts passionate and stylistically confined, an ambitious effort that never quite soars beyond its method."
After Dear Future (1996), D'Aguiar exhibits a decline—of execution, not passion—in this verse-novel about a black-white love affair in the slave world of the Civil War era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLINES by Lynn Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An ordinary murder mystery energized by extraordinary, impassioned characters."
In Lipinski's debut thriller, a young man digs into his late mother's buried history, but he may have been better off not learning the family secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RINGWORLD THRONE by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Notably schizophrenic and confusing but inventive enough that Ringworld admirers will surely wish to investigate."
Third in Niven's famous Ringworld series (The Ringworld Engineers, not reviewed), set on a colossal space habitat that forms a complete ring, 600 million miles in circumference, around its sun, and comes complete with cleverly engineered days and nights, seasons, oceans, mountains, and what-all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An urgent study of what transforms ethnic pride into violence against others."
A psychiatrist with a specialty in international relations provides a timely and insightful investigation into group identity and ethnic violence. Read full book review >