Search Results: "Ariana Franklin"


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GRAVE GOODS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2009

"A well-researched, colorful, sometimes comical and often engaging mystery, although the series is beginning to show more signs of familiarity than freshness."
The third volume in a successful British historical criminal-investigation series sees its heroine attempting to authenticate the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Entertaining enough when not stating the historically obvious."
Murder mystery meets historical enigma in pre-Nazi Era Berlin. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT’S TALE by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2008

"A warm, promising continuation of the series."
Medieval forensic specialist Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar returns to action in the second installment in Franklin's historical series (Mistress of the Art of Death, 2007). Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A potentially winning formula, delivered with panache."
CSI meets The Canterbury Tales. Read full book review >

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THE SIEGE WINTER by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"This thoroughly captivating tale was begun by celebrated historical novelist Franklin, who died before its completion, and completed seamlessly by her journalist daughter, Norman."
Franklin (A Murderous Procession, 2010, etc.) and Norman draw a tale of intrigue and violence from the Anarchy, the 12th-century struggle over the right to rule England between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda.Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An excellent portrayal of a patriot's style and substance."
In this relatively brief biography, Morgan (History/Yale) aims to depict Franklin's personality as much as the deeds that made him famous. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Thomas S. Kidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A highly accessible study of an enigmatic yet influential faith life."
What did Benjamin Franklin really think of God? Read full book review >

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BEN FRANKLIN by Alan Schroeder
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Outstanding. (Alphabet biography. 6-10)"
Two words in the subtitle totally encompass the approach of this highly creative alphabet biography—wit and wisdom. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN & ELEANOR by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The story of Franklin and Eleanor is a story of overcoming," Harness writes, and in developing that theme, she pays heartfelt tribute to two lives united by a dedication to service. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN FLYER by Nicholas Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2002

"At one point we're informed that 'Franklin felt as if events—history itself—had been speeded up to a lunatic pace.' So will the reader."
Huge chunks of 20th-century history are handled with elliptical finesse in Christopher's fourth novel (following A Trip to the Stars, 2000): an episodic picaresque with bits and snatches reminiscent of Doctorow's Ragtime, Millhauser's Martin Dressler, Purdy's Malcolm, and Woody Allen's Zelig. Read full book review >