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Amazon reviews
Brian Kavanagh has done it again. Another great mystery "A WICKED DESIGN" starring Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby. After learning of the death of a very dear...
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This is How You Die
Beguiling Books and Art reviews
But one of my favourite stories is Ryan North’s “Cancer”, which imagines a way the machine could help treat cancer. But more importantly, it’s a very affecting,...
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Revenant Road
Chaotic Compendiums reviews
Revenant Road is very entertaining.  It's funny, gross, macabre, imaginative, brutal, silly, and all those other adjectives that describe a good read.  ...
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Bounce Forward
IndieReader.com reviews
IndieReader Approved - 4 out of 5 stars Bounce Forward is a well-rounded, empowering and unpretentious guide to success in life by accepting "weaknesses",...
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Lavender Menace
Out in Print reviews
The telepath in ‘Nathan Burgoine’s brilliant “Lesser Evil,” tips his way into a love affair with Aleph, implanting a suggestion that Aleph loves him. Burgoine’s...
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Amazon reviews
I absolutely loved reading this sequel to Webs of Power, but one doesn't have to read or even remember the details of the characters of the first book to...
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Amazon reviews
Well, well, Darlene, you wrote a wallop of a book. Its physical size matches the scope of the problem you set up. It's a great concept--kidnapping of an identical...
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Amazon reviews
Twisted Webs grabs, and keeps, your attention from the very first line of the prologue to the very last line of the book. It is truly gripping and I was always...
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Amazon reviews
Webs of Power is a work of fiction; however, if you happen to fill a high-level position in some corporate hierarchy, you may think you're reading a story about...
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Amazon reviews
After reading Darlene Quinn's last book, Sizzling Cold Case and enjoying it immensely, I was looking forward to her next book. I didn't have long to wait when Webs...
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Utamaro Revealed
Amazon.com reviews
For those unfamiliar with Kitagawa Utamaro, he was Japanese artist in the late 1700s / early 1800s whose expertise in Ukiyo-e prints is unsurpassed. Ukiyo-e,...
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A Place Far Away
Kirkus Reviews reviews
“Zanoyan illuminates the seedy world of sex trafficking in the newly independent states of the former USSR. …  The rarely discussed subject matter from a...
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Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews reviews
“You cannot,” declares the narrator of 98 Wounds, Justin Chin’s stunning, essential new short story collection, “must not, believe anything – not a single word –...
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"Between Soul and Stone"
"Pleiades" / A Journal of New Writing/Autumn 2012 http://www.ucmo.edu/pleiades/ reviews
"Reader... important, beautiful contemporary collections that, in unique ways, deal with themes that should concern us all. Buy them, read them, re-read them,...
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The Anatomist
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Bill Hayes has always been fascinated with the human body, but it wasn't until he audited anatomy classes at the University of California Medical Center that he...
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Perfume River
Sacramento State Magazine reviews
In the “tradition” of postmodernism, Lam’s book contains fragments of his lived experiences as a journalist and as a Viet Kieu, a name that connotes Vietnamese...
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Wayworn Wooden Floors
Poetry Quebec reviews
  I was particularly moved by the poem “Swallow.” Some Christian paintings use swallows to symbolize saved souls. To sailors, a swallow represents...
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Snowfall at Willow Lake
BookPage reviews
Snowfall at Willow Lake is a charming addition to the popular Lakeshore Chronicles and readers will thoroughly enjoy revisiting the beloved residents and familiar...
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The Anatomist
The New York Times Book Review reviews
How do you write a book about someone about whom next to nothing is known? For most writers, the answer would be move on to the next subject. But Bill Hayes has an...
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The Guardian (UK) reviews
"There are moments, admittedly, when her ability to look suffering squarely in the eye and describe it in all its horror can be enough to make you take a...
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