Search Results: "A.E. Maxwell"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER HURTS by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fiora."
It hurts, sure, but it doesn't kill you—not if you're shamus/ adventurer Fiddler (The King of Nothing, 1992, etc.), who survived a shooting that left his raffish Uncle Jake dead. Read full book review >

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MONEY BURNS by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1991

"Top-drawer Maxwell."
What looks like a simple job urged on reluctant California p.i. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF NOTHING by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Fiddler shines as he struts his stuff, but too many yakuzas spoil the sushi."
Trouble follows a cursed Japanese samurai sword that Rory Cairns brought home from the war—and left to his adventurer/detective friend Fiddler (Money Burns, etc.) on his abrupt demise. Read full book review >

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GRENDEL'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND WAR by A.E. Kaplan
Released: April 18, 2017

"A clever spin on a weighty classic. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Tom Grendel battles unruly neighbors and honors family history, all with an eye on the girl next door, in this witty debut novel and homage to Beowulf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Upbeat words of wisdom about aging with dignity and spunk."
Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's (Paul and Me: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman, 2010, etc.) witty ruminations about the art of living well into old age. Read full book review >

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HENRY VIII: WOLFMAN by A.E. Moorat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A right royal howler, in more ways than one."
The second monarch of the Tudor dynasty gets his wolf on in 16th-century London. Read full book review >

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Former by A.E. Stueve
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Extraordinary and with a foreboding atmosphere that's grim but never dreary."
Those cured of a devastating infection struggle to survive in a world that doesn't consider them human in Stueve's harrowing dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACIE by A.E. Cannon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Some of the minor characters (especially Pete) are too broadly drawn to be wholly believable; but Cannon finds sunshine even in the dim corners of Gracie's fears, presenting a clear-eyed heroine who manages not only to survive but to preserve her very fallible family. (Fiction. 12+)"
Gracie's woes are many: she's too practical to like her new stepfather Pete's get-rich-quick schemes; she wasn't told that they were moving to Salt Lake City until the last minute; she's saddled with the care of her new stepbrother, Sinjian. Read full book review >

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THE STALLIONS OF WOODSTOCK by A.E. Marston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Too much of everything—especially plots and people—make this sixth in the series less fun than it should be."
It's 11th-century England and King William has sent a trusted team to Oxford to settle opposing land claims: ex-soldier Ralph Delchard (The Serpents of Harbledown, 1998, etc.), lawyer Gervase Bret, rough-hewn Maurice Pagnol, and scribe Brother Columbanus, replacing gentle Brother Simon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2010

"An intimate, uplifting account of a profound friendship and a boyish lark that grew into a spectacularly successful enterprise."
Playwright and biographer Hotchner (The Good Life According to Hemingway, 2008, etc.) affectionately reflects on his decades-long friendship with iconic actor Paul Newman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2015

"Sure to spark the interest of animal-loving children, this engaging portrait will also please history buffs and Anglophiles. (timeline, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Maxwell presents a brief biography of Abraham Dee Bartlett, the self-taught animal expert who became superintendent of the London Zoo in 1859 and subsequently made significant improvements in the understanding, care, and treatment of animals in captivity. Read full book review >