Tag Archives: Derryll White

More than a self-help book on grief

Book Review By Derryll White Ware, Bronnie (2011). The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. “Pride is such a waste of time.” One of the nice things about public routine, such as stopping at Hot Shots Café almost every day … > Read More

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Readers with British bent may find Rendell satisfying

Book Review By Derryll White Rendell, Ruth (2009). The Monster In the Box. I have only recently started to read Ruth Rendell. I thought most of her work was horror/science fiction, even though I have sold a few of her … > Read More

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Night Heron is a significant first novel

Book Review By Derryll White Brookes, Adam (2014). Night Heron. “ STABILITY OVERRIDES EVERYTHING” This is Adam Brookes’ first novel, an espionage thriller. I know nothing about the author except that he grew up in Oxfordshire and worked as a … > Read More

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Power of the short story in full display

Book Review By Derryll White MacLeod, Alistair. As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories.             “It is hard to not known what you do know.” This is MacLeod’s second collection of short stories. His memory is that of … > Read More

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Lee does her job exquisitely

Book Review By Derryll White Lee, Nancy (2014). The Age. “To finish life as a disappointment to oneself, that is a black hole beyond any man’s reckoning.”  – Henry Cross. I have been waiting for this novel for a long … > Read More

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Life an illusion each makes real through stories

Book Review By Derryll White Kroetsch, Robert (1998). The Man from the Creeks. I think of Robert Kroetsch as a fine writer and a talent I miss today. This novel reads as his personal homage to Robert Service, another Canadian … > Read More

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A potboiler with action piled upon action

Book Review By Derryll White Koenig, Joseph (2012). False Negative. This book is published by Hard Case Crime. It is an exciting publishing venture featuring the re-release of the best of the old hard-boiled pulp fiction mysteries as well as … > Read More

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A cascade of poetic words

Book Review By Derryll White Hage, Rawi (2006). DeNiro’s Game. This is something different for me. This is Hage’s first novel, set in war-torn Lebanon, a country and region I have never been to and know nothing about. I do … > Read More

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A good beach or fireside read

Book Review By Derryll White Crais, Robert (2003). Indigo Slam. This is an Elvis Cole novel for those Robert Crais fans out there, and I know there are a good number of them as we continue to sell a lot … > Read More

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Eloquent and consistently on message

Book Review By Derryll White Cornwell, Patricia (1991). Body of Evidence It starts with letters, and a writer eloquent and afraid in Key West. We don’t know why but chapter one opens with that writer already brutally murdered and in … > Read More

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