Search Results: "Anthony Eglin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIL OF THE WILD ROSE by Anthony Eglin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"The third in Eglin's English Garden series (The Water Lily Cross, 2007, etc.) is chock full of fascinating information about historical plant hunters. But the complicated mystery is marred by a pedantic denouement."
A retired professor of botany turned amateur sleuth does a favor for a friend that entangles him in a series of murders. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF SECRETS PAST by Anthony Eglin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Eglin's mysteries (The Trail of the Wild Rose, 2009, etc.) are always full of interesting botanical and historical tidbits. His latest is reminiscent of Sayers's Have His Carcase, right down to the long-winded explanation of how to solve a difficult cipher."
A retired botanist turned amateur sleuth is called upon to investigate a murder at a stately home. Read full book review >

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THE WATER LILY CROSS by Anthony Eglin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2007

"Aficionados will love the descriptions of famous plant grounds. But the unlikely, ill-plotted mystery isn't up to the standard of The Lost Gardens (2006)."
A missing botanist, a giant water lily and the Russian mafia are all mixed up with murder. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GARDENS by Anthony Eglin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"A clever plot spiced with gardening information and historical detail."
An overgrown English garden veils an ancient chapel hiding secrets of the past. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE ROSE by Anthony Eglin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2004

"Eglin, a member of the American Rose Society, can probably count on a warm welcome by the faithful, if not by others."
Colorful roses have lethal thorns, in an occasionally dozy first novel. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BURGESS by Roger Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2004

"Trenchant and dogged, expunging the biographer of a 20-year anxiety of influence."
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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LOVE ANTHONY by Lisa Genova
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"There's a point in the narrative where one of the characters becomes so engrossed in reading a book that she loses track of time. Readers of Genova's latest excellent offering might very well find the same happening to them."
A story about unconditional love, loss and renewal by bestselling author Genova (Left Neglected, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >