Search Results: "Audois & Alleuil Editions"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPPIN PRINCESS by Leïla Brient
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"Perhaps it's not for everyone, but there's a lot to admire. For adults and kids who find it funny, it will be a total gas. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual princess from a faraway land breaks barriers (and wind) in a gorgeously illustrated and humorous fairy tale. Read full book review >

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TITANIC CALLING by MAPP Editions
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 6, 2012

"For Titanic completists and old-school wireless buffs, a thing of much interest. Others, though, will find the app overly narrow in scope."
Dispatches from the fated luxury liner, swallowed by the icy waves a century ago. Read full book review >

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THROWAWAY GIRL by David Heinzman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"A tale that hurtles to its depressingly predictable conclusion with impressively baleful force."
A closer look into the drowning of an heiress who worked with Chicago's most endangered residents shows private investigator Augustine Flood a side of the city, and of human nature, even he's never seen before. Read full book review >

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THE CHARM STONE by Lillian Stewart Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Though Carl (The Burning Glass, 2007, etc.) could have pruned this installment, she manages to tie up the loose ends, renew Jean and Alasdair's shaky relationship and describe Williamsburg in a manner that will delight former visitors and intrigue those who have never been there."
Historic Williamsburg has been the scene of many provocative acts of violence. The latest isn't a reenactment. Read full book review >

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MY OWN WORST ENEMY by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"Hebert doesn't have Elmore Leonard's lazy humor, or his effortless way of making every clipped sentence snap and sing. But he's already got something of Leonard's talent for kicking lowlifes into a breakneck pace, and he doesn't mind killing off minor characters to make a point. An author to watch."
Everyone's getting squeezed in Hebert's fast, slick debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MAGICAL FILM PROJECTIONS by Insight Editions
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not even a 'Lumos' spell can rescue this flop. (Novelty. 6-8)"
Shining light through acetate windows brings six Wizarding World creatures, from Dobby the house-elf to Swooping Evil, to any darkened wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A fine book about fine books, Benton's study will delight bibliophiles with its clever mix of history, anecdote, and analysis."
Benton (English/Pacific Lutheran Univ.) explores the clash between cultural purists and preying capitalists in the publishing world's mad rush to create deluxe editions of distinguished authors during the 1920s and '30s. Read full book review >

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THE WINSLOW INCIDENT by Elizabeth Voss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"Billed as a paranormal mystery, this overlong debut provides little mystery but plenty of thrills, chills and horrifying descriptions of suffering men, women and beasts."
Winslow, a remote mountain hamlet in the Pacific Northwest, is suddenly visited by an unknown plague. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S LONG SHADOW by Kinley Roby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Another exciting entry in Roby's Harry Brock series (Death's Other Kingdom, 2009, etc.) set in southwest Florida. Although mystery is lacking, there is plenty of action and romance to keep the reader engaged."
P.I. Harry Brock has a difficult time handling his relationships with three women as he works a murder case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"More inquisition than objective report, but on target: a well- aimed tomato to the face. (Photographs—not seen)"
Gardner (The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener, 1983, etc.), world-class debunker of paranormal phenomena, now turns his demolition skills on the woman who founded one of America's most successful home-grown religions. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK THE GREAT by Nancy Mitford
Released: Oct. 14, 1970

"However, with 48 pages of color plates, 130 halftones, this will probably shadow the Sun King's path."
Somehow the powdered entrees and escritoire intrigue of the Sun King's court in Miss Mitford's (1966) presentation tire easier and jollier to trace than the drearier finagling which accompanied Frederick the Great's several military/political endeavors. Read full book review >