Search Results: "A.E. Moorat"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH PIRATE PETE AND PIRATE JOE by A.E. Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Yos and Hos galore. (Easy reader. 6-8)"

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THE LOSER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AND LOVE by A.E. Cannon
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Mediocrity of storytelling aside, the romantic tension is palpable, there is a Shakespearean climax replete with costumes and kissing, and thus-inclined readers will find here at least a few hours of satisfying, if fleeting, romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ed not only has to wear a frilly tuxedo to his job at Reel Life Movies video and DVD rental, he's got a hand-me-down nametag. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CELT by A.E. Conran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Useful for bibliotherapy but neither suspenseful nor convincing enough to be fully effective as a mystery. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Using their active fourth-grade imaginations, Mikey and his best friend, Kyler, believe that a large, tattooed white man with red hair they begin tracking is a time-traveling Celtic warrior. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE THIRTEENTH by A.E. Eddenden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"The climactic unmasking itself, though, adds surprisingly little to our understanding of the killer."
More calendar-linked skullduggery for Inspector Albert Tretheway of Fort York, Canada (A Good Year for Murder, 1987—not reviewed), as 1943 is ushered in by a mysterious wax-burning—the work of a witch?- -during a blackout on January 13. Read full book review >