Search Results: "Barbara Cleverly"


BOOK REVIEW

TUG OF WAR by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"There's a bit too much of the smart-mouthed Dorcas, but puzzle-lovers will be appeased by the tale's crafty convolutions."
Four French families claim relationship to a shell-shocked soldier. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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FOLLY DU JOUR by Barbara Cleverly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Miss Baker in her banana G-string, Simenon puffing on his pipe—Cleverly brings 1927 into sharp focus, while Sandilands outwits Parisian bureaucracy, apache wannabes and lovely Alice. If the denouement is a mite implausible, the dash up to it is mighty fine."
Another wily escape for the deadlier of the species. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD ROYAL by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Stretches the bounds of historical credulity, but does so with panache. A darkly glamorous thriller."
After three rounds with a new detective (A Darker God, 2010, etc.), Cleverly brings back Joe Sandilands (Folly du Jour, 2008, etc.) for the eighth time to investigate, and instigate, international intrigue in London between the wars. Read full book review >

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A DARKER GOD by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2010

"Archeological treasures, a reenactment of a classical Greek tragedy and Balkan politics vie rather unevenly for prominence in this heavy-handed third outing for Letty."
Marital and political discord in 1928 Athens. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT HAIR ABOUT THE BONE by Barbara Cleverly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"The religious malarkey has been done before, and better. Isn't it time to put an end to handsome men laying nefarious proposals at the feet of plucky heroines?"
Letty Talbot (The Tomb of Zeus, 2007) lets her flapper gumption loose on a dig in Burgundy. Read full book review >

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THE BEE’S KISS by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"If not quite as atmospheric as Sandiland's Indian excursions (Ragtime in Simla, 2003, etc.), intricately plotted, with clever red herrings and a dénouement that depends on a Lanvin dress."
There is nothing like a dead Dame. Read full book review >

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RAGTIME IN SIMLA by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fulsome period hymn to pink gin that proves Kipling's dictum that the female of the species is deadlier than the male."
The repercussions from a chance encounter aboard France's Blue Train, just before its crash in 1919, reach back to India's Hill Country three years later. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Her rudimentary plotting skills, however, in no way equal her sense of time and place."
After spending six months of 1922 in Calcutta advising the Bengal police, Commander Joe Sandiland of the Yard is anticipating a welcome return home when Acting Governor Sir George Jardine requests his help at the outpost in Panikhat. Read full book review >

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THE TOMB OF ZEUS by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"A long-winded opus that doesn't hold a candle to Cleverly's Sandilands series (The Bee's Kiss, 2006, etc.). But if you've read all the Amelia Peabody mysteries twice, you may have to settle for this."
The debut of spunky Laetitia Talbot, who's digging up the past in Crete. Read full book review >

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NOT MY BLOOD by Barbara Cleverly
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"As usual, Cleverly (The Blood Royal, 2011, etc.) neatly captures the style and feeling of the period between the world wars and provides plenty of mystery, suspense and danger."
A desperate plea for help from a schoolboy sucks Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands into a case that could end his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A pleasant addition to Thompsoniana, though only completists will find it required reading."
It was bound to happen. First Ralph Steadman bares all (The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson, 2006), and now the neighbors come bearing savage tales of the late, great gonzo god. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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