Search Results: "August Meier"


BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY

"The price and the product make this a good buy, an approach to the literate unreached."
The first of the Zenith Books to be reviewed in this section, which aim "to present the history of minority groups in the United States and their participation in the growth and development of the country and will consist of histories and biographies written by leading historians in collaboration with established writers for young people." Read full book review >

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NEO-HISTORY by August Hock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A thought-provoking concept for a mystery novel, but with little action to support it."
A Georgetown private investigator searches for a dead professor's last manuscript in Hock's (Jumbled Marionette Strings, 2013) second novel. Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Harmless ho-hum."
The Maine village of Tinker's Cove is again awash in murder and mayhem (Trick or Treat Murder, 1996, etc.), but not to worry- -Lucy Stone, wife to contractor Bill, mother of four; part-timer at the local paper; evening student at the local college; and above all, amateur sleuth—is on the case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A superb work of travel and reportage, and must reading for Russia hands."
An eye-opening tour of post-Soviet Russia by a young but well-seasoned Time correspondent. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE COVERED MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"As usual, Tinker's Covers must huddle together to protect themselves from those nasty outsiders in Meier's numbing 21st."
Dueling chocolatiers spell trouble for the stalwart citizens of Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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WICKED WITCH MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Rather than offbeat, Lucy's dalliance with the occult manages to be both weird and pedestrian. It would take more than magic to make Tinker's Cove a happening place."
A coven of Wiccans brings murder and mayhem to Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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Jumbled Marionette Strings by August Hock
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A whirlwind story that explores a variety of intriguing concepts but lacks sympathetic characters."
A debut novel about psychedelic adventures, corporate control and other disparate oddities. Read full book review >

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WOLFSANGEL by August Nigro
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Revisionist judgments spoil an otherwise deftly written, compelling story."
A disturbing tale of mob violence in wartime Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"For someone who is often sold as some sort of rock-music, post-beat bard, Kleinzahler employs language that is surprisingly mature and literary, even in these early works, but this collection will be of interest mostly to those who are already his fans."
Sixty poems drawn from Kleinzahler's early books, all of which are now out of print. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2007

"A splendid debut."
The London Times' former Beijing correspondent relates his growing obsession with the case of an enormously wealthy criminal whose whereabouts keenly interested the Chinese authorities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARLO FINCH IN THE VALLEY OF FIRE by John August
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Atmospheric at best, formulaic at worst. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old white boy finds out he's special in a new middle-grade fantasy series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"High and low, crushing and comic, indelible as India ink."
Poet Kleinzahler (Green Sees Things in Waves, 1998, etc.) adeptly and frankly chronicles episodes from a strange, unenviable life. Read full book review >