Books by James W. Hall and Complete Book Reviews

James W. Hall, Author . St. Martin's $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-27178-7
Hall (Blackwater Sound; Buzz Cut; etc.) once again sweeps the sand, surf and swamps of Key Largo, in a hyperdramatic mystery featuring sensitive tough-guy Thorn and his live-in girlfriend, Alexandra Rafferty. Hall sums up the plot nicely at the...
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James W. Hall, Author Delacorte Press $22.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-385-31234-9
A poet as well as a thriller writer, Hall (Gone Wild, etc.) brings an ear for language and an eye for the evocative detail, for the surge of meaning within sound and surface, to his latest--which features his customary hero, the moody, middle-aged...
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James W. Hall, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-28859-4
He's probably not the spokesperson the South Florida tourism council had in mind, but his new collection of 40 brisk, witty essays proves that poet and crime novelist James W. Hall (Blackwater Sound) is one of the region's biggest and most ...
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James W. Hall, Author Delacorte Press $21.95 (371p) ISBN 978-0-385-30798-7
After a two-book hiatus, Thorn--the quixotic fly-tying Florida Keys protagonist of Under Cover of Daylight and Tropical Freeze --is back with a bang in Hall's fifth thriller. Darcy Richards, the love of Thorn's life and his assistant at best-buddy...
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James W. Hall, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-27179-4
In the fast, entertaining 14th novel from Edgar- and Shamus-winner Hall (after 2005's Forests of the Night ), the sharp-witted, multitalented Key Largo beach bum, Thorn, follows his girlfriend, Alexandra, to Miami, where he's caught in the...
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James W. Hall, Author Delacorte Press $21.95 (371p) ISBN 978-0-385-31231-8
Prowling from the crime-ridden south Florida killing fields to the steamy jungles of Malaysia, Hall's latest novel finds Thorn, the moody hero of several previous yarns (Mean High Tide, etc.), entangled in the crusades of childhood friend Allison...
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James W. Hall, Author Delacorte Press $22 (360p) ISBN 978-0-385-30797-0
Miami provides a potent setting for Hall's ( Bones of Coral ; Tropical Freeze ) expertly spun crime thriller, a dark, often funny novel with a powerful kick. The book's plot encompasses both a sunken 17th-century galleon filled with Mayan treasures...
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James W. Hall, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-20383-2
Veteran thriller master Hall (Body Language) exhibits a new dimension in this latest suspense novel. His intrepid protagonist Thorne conspicuously absent, he again features a female protagonist. Five years ago, beleaguered Miami police detective and
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James W. Hall, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-20384-9
Hall's dangerous bone-fishing iconoclast Thorn (Under Cover of Daylight, etc.) and gorgeous police photographer Alexandra Rafferty (Body Language) join forces in a thriller that should swell the author's ranks of admirers. From dramatic...
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James W. Hall. Random, $16 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-8129-7095-1
The style of Hall's survey of the workings of popular fiction reflects its subject: "fast, emotionally charged… full of familiar character types… brimming with schmaltz," and "Written in earthy, simple, earnest, transparent prose." In this latest...
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James W. Hall, Author St. Martin’s $24.95 (306p) ISBN 978-0-312-35958-4
Edgar-winner Hall (Magic City ) puts a Southern gothic twist on his latest Florida thriller to feature his iconic hero, Key Largo beach bum Thorn. While helping old flame Rusty set up a houseboat deep in the Everglades as a fishing spot for tourists,
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James W. Hall, Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (319p) ISBN 978-0-393-02694-8
Fisherman Thorn, first seen in the well-received Under Cover of Daylight , is getting his life together slowly, rebuilding his house in the Florida Keys and supporting himself by making fishing lures. When his boyhood friend, ex-FBI agent Gaeton...
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James W. Hall, Author Delacorte Press $23.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-385-31638-5
When an author lays waste to his usual protagonist, it's often to add snap to an aging series. The ploy can work, as when Robert B. Parker took Spenser to near-death in the recent Small Vices. More often it doesn't, as in Hall's crippling of his...
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James W. Hall, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (341p) ISBN 978-0-312-27180-0
A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality. A review with a blue-tinted title indicates a book of unusual commercial interest that hasn't received a starred review. FORESTS OF THE NIGHT James W. Hall . St. Martin's Minotaur , $
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James W. Hall, Author, James W. Hall, Introduction by W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (172p) ISBN 978-0-393-02824-9
Fans of Hall's novels ( Tropical Freeze ) and poetry ( False Statements ) will have mixed reactions to the stories in this uneven collection. Writing for the most part about the alienated--teenagers, writers, drifters, an aged widow--Hall displays a
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James W. Hall, Author, Laural Merlington, Read by , read by Laural Merlington. Brilliance Audio $32.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59600-318-7
Possessing an almost supernatural ability to read people's facial expressions and body language, Florida police officer Charlotte Monroe has a distinct advantage over the criminals she faces on the streets. Though the FBI wants her to join a...
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James W. Hall, Author, Richard Allen, Read by , read by Richard Allen. Tantor Audio $34.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4001-0406-2
Richard Allen has a rich, mellifluous voice, the kind that reassures you in slow, measured terms that everything is going to be all right. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong kind of voice for a dark, fast-paced thriller. Magic City chronicles an...
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James W. Hall, Author, Jim Hall, Author W. W. Norton & Company $16.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-393-02484-5
Setting his suspense story in the Florida Keys, Hall, who is also a poet, makes place and climate as important as character in building the powerful effect of this accomplished novel. As he weaves themes of revenge and passion, loss and attachment,...
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James W. Hall, Author, Jim Hall, Author Delta $9.95 (358p) ISBN 978-0-385-31867-9
Hall's first novel is reissued as a trade paperback in conjunction with the mass market release of his latest, a thriller that PW said ""will slice readers' sleep into slivers."" (Apr.)
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James W. Hall, Author, Jim Hall, Author St. Martin's Press $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-19243-3
Following last year's downcast Red Sky at Night, which left beachcomber-hero Thorn in a wheelchair, Hall bounces back with a new protagonist, Alexandra Rafferty, an appealing fourth-degree blackbelt, crime-scene photographer and all-around Miami PD...
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James W. Hall, Author, Sonny Mehta, Editor Alfred A. Knopf $20 (0p) ISBN 978-0-679-40017-2
Shaw Chandler, a 30-something paramedic with the Miami fire department, returns to his home in the Keys to come to terms with the suspicious circumstances of his father's suicide. Meanwhile Trula Montoya, his high school sweetheart and once a...
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