Search Results: "Alice Duncan"


BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING ANGELS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2015

"Duncan's decision to combine the talents of Daisy (Spirits Revived, 2014, etc.) and Mercy (Fallen Angels, 2011, etc.) doesn't strengthen the mystery, but the period details are charming."
A Boston Brahmin-turned-woman of the people helps solve a murder. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGELS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2011

"Mercy's third appearance combines a nice feeling for life in 1920s Los Angeles with a more solid mystery than usual."
A young Boston Brahmin finds a fulfilling new life among the private eyes and criminals of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT SPIRITS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"A pleasant read that's more romantic travelogue than mystery."
A widow takes a trip to raise her spirits, only to walk into danger. Read full book review >

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ANGEL’S FLIGHT by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2009

"The solution is telegraphed early on, but the plucky heroine and her tough-guy boss work well together in an amusing period piece reminiscent of old Hollywood."
A rebellious upper-class Bostonian and an ex-cop gone private make for a volatile investigative team, especially in 1926. Read full book review >

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SPIRITS REVIVED by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"A slight, simple mystery for readers who'd like to learn more about life on both sides of the tracks in California during the Jazz Age."
A fake spiritualist is shocked when she has a real ghostly experience. Read full book review >

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PECOS VALLEY REVIVAL by Alice Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2011

"Repetitious and inanely plotted. Unless you've a hankering to join Annabelle in dusting the shelves of Blue's Dry Goods, give this debut a miss."
Rosedale, N.M., 1923: The excitement of the annual rodeo is surpassed only by the preaching of a visiting evangelist, and of course by homicide. Read full book review >

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WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

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MISS VIOLA AND UNCLE ED LEE by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The scenes, tenderly rendered in watercolors by Stock, soften the message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The apparent point of Duncan's story—accepting folks no matter how different their ways—is hardly driven home by her tale of three neighbors, an African-American boy and two of his elders. Read full book review >

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HONEY BABY SUGAR CHILD by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This paean to maternal heart's delight is couched in lilting language with a touch of black or Southern intonation, excellent for reading aloud and rocking along. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The use of oils on gessoed paper makes for extraordinarily rich painting, and Keeter's double-paged, full-bleed, beautifully colored illustrations have a delicious power. Read full book review >

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DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

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FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >