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BOOK REVIEW

HELLRAISERS by Alexander Gordon Smith
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"With high-stakes situations, a fast-paced plot, and gruesome, terrifying creatures, this Faustian tale is a hit for horror fans looking for a world of mystery, the macabre, and lots of fire and fighting. (Horror. 13 & up)"
When Marlow Green stumbles into a hellish fight with nightmarish creatures and helps save a girl's life, he is unwittingly dragged into a centuries-old war and must choose between cowardice and courage. Read full book review >

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THE FURY by Alexander Gordon Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Better consigned to the void than the shelf. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
A devourer from beyond threatens all teens hold dear. Read full book review >

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DEATH SENTENCE by Alexander Gordon Smith
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"One thing's for sure: There's still plenty of action still to come out of Furnace. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Alex Sawyer has just received his third strike, attempting to escape from the underground penitentiary known as Furnace (Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2, 2010), and is about to learn the secret origins of the prison staff. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"While the revelations and ending are not surprising, the author knows what keeps his readers locked to the page and delivers it soundly. (Thriller. YA)"
After being swept away in an underground river moments after escaping from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex is quickly recaptured by the cruel blacksuit guards and placed in an isolation cell. Read full book review >

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HELLFIGHTERS by Alexander Gordon Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Nevertheless, this brings the same fear, fire, and comic relief as its predecessor, and readers will be happy enough with this sequel to the first Faustian tale to look forward to the next one. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The Hellraisers have been betrayed, and all hell is threatening to break loose, quite literally. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS EASY
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Hellraisers (The Devil's Engine Book 1) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 -2
Talky Talk: Immersive
Bonus Factors:
 Noir, Deal with the Devil, X-Men
Relationship Status: Successful First Date

 

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity

This cover actually makes a lot more sense in context (the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1991

"A secondary purchase for children's use; a treasure trove for all those who value folk literature presented with respect and scrupulous care. (Folklore. 12+)"
One of two collections initiating the ``International Folk Tale'' series. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE EXHIBITION by Dolores Gordon-Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"While not up to the gold standard set by the best of the classic mysteries, Gordon-Smith's eighth return to the past (Blood From a Stone, 2013, etc.) provides plenty of between-the-wars atmosphere and a surfeit of red herrings."
An amateur sleuth falls for a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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OFF THE RECORD by Dolores Gordon-Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Jack's sixth (A Hundred Thousand Dragons, 2010, etc.) surrounds the clever sleuth with loads of period detail from the Golden Age of British mysteries."
Jack Haldean, World War I pilot turned mystery writer and amateur sleuth, takes up a case involving big improvements to gramophones. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE BREWING by Dolores Gordon-Smith
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A classic mystery in the style of Philip Macdonald's Anthony Gethryn stories; complex, insouciant and very British."
A clever sleuth's efforts to find a missing man involve him in murder. Read full book review >

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TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT by Alexander McCall Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2009

"Episodes in Smith's series, like those in a long-running sitcom, have stopped competing with each other as better or worse and instead have gelled into a self-contained world into which audiences enter with pleasure and gratitude. Here's more of the same."
Mma Precious Ramotswe wrestles with a timeless problem—to cling to the old or embrace the new—in her tenth adventure. Read full book review >

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WHAT W.H. AUDEN CAN DO FOR YOU by Alexander McCall Smith
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A lovely yet overstretched article or essay topic; there's earnest enthusiasm aplenty but not enough else to support a full book."
A beloved author waxes poetic on an unlikely muse: the poet W.H. Auden. Read full book review >