Search Results: "Amy Patricia Meade"


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MILLION DOLLAR BABY by Amy Patricia Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"A vintage-style mystery that will have readers looking for the resolution of Marjorie's romantic entanglements in the sequel."
Depression-era old money provides a motive for murder past and present. Read full book review >

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BLACK MOONLIGHT by Amy Patricia Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite the murder on a private island, the fourth of Marjorie's amusing pre-World War II adventures (Shadow Waltz, 2008, etc.) is more Nick and Nora than Agatha Christie."
Now that she's married her millionaire beau, mystery writer and ace amateur sleuth Marjorie McClelland needs all her skills to free him from a murder charge. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALTZ by Amy Patricia Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Though they're no match for Nick and Nora, the sparkling Marjorie and her amiable beau make an engaging pair of sleuths in their third appearance."
A plea from a distraught mother involves a sleuthing author in a bizarre murder case. Read full book review >

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WELL-OFFED IN VERMONT by Amy Patricia Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The first in a new series for Meade (Black Moonlight, 2010, etc.) features yet another set of bright young detectives along with some unlikely scenarios."
A Manhattan couple find moving into their recently purchased Vermont home just a tad more complicated than they expected. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE MAGIC by Patricia MacLachlan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An endearing testimonial to interspecies family relationships. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Pet lovers know that their nonhuman friends are magical beings imbued with preternatural wisdom, and anyone who's experienced the special bond between humans and animals firsthand is fortunate indeed. Read full book review >

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JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

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BRANDENBURG by Glenn Meade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Another literate and suspenseful thriller from an estimable storyteller who proves that beginner's luck had nothing to do with his impressive debut. (First printing of 125,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Having cleared up the mystery of Stalin's death (Snow Wolf, 1996), Meade chronicles to chilling effect the rise and fall of a Fourth Reich led by Hitler's long-lost son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2010

"A funny, informed, daringly constructed literary biography."
An ingenious dual biography of a classic American author and an unlikely literary muse. Read full book review >

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IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR by Holly  Meade
ADVENTURE
Released: April 11, 2011

"An irresistible invitation to test those wings and fly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
To fly or not to fly is the question for a little bird weighing the pros and cons of launching into the unknown. Read full book review >

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INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE by Holly  Meade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Truly a book caught betwixt and between, this is hard put to be placed inside any category. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Stilted text and a convoluted concept cause this latest effort from Meade to flounder. Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO SLEEP by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting experiment that doesn't succeed. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
An assortment of animals and two children choose where to snooze in this colorful, oversized picture book. Read full book review >

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THE SANDS OF SAKKARA by Glenn Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"A desperately churning plot seldom compensates for a cast of stick-figures speaking wooden dialogue."
After two successful previous outings (Brandenburg, 1997; Snow Wolf, 1996), Meade slumps here—with a monster-sized thriller about a monstrous attempt to assassinate Roosevelt and Churchill during WWII. Read full book review >