Search Results: "Barry Callaghan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY THE ANGEL SPREADS HER WINGS by Barry Callaghan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1991

"Still, despite an unnecessarily overextended double plot, the core coming-of-age tale and deft prose make this one worthwhile."
A promising though uneven first novel from Canadian journalist, poet, and story-writer Callaghan. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

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A SPRING BETRAYAL  by Tom Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"After an effective noir opening, Callaghan's second thriller apes the blunt men's action novels of the 1970s and '80s. But the provocative chemistry between the hero and his scorned lover-turned-sidekick keeps that action interesting."
A grisly multiple murder cuts close to the bone for a dogged maverick detective. Read full book review >

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A KILLING WINTER by Tom Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Callaghan's debut is a tough, no-frills thriller with a Central Asian setting rife with dark secrets."
The former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan is the unusual backdrop for a gruesome crime spree in the first of a projected series featuring hard-edged but compassionate Inspector Akyl Borubaev. Read full book review >

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A BIT OF A SCANDAL by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2009

"A beautiful story of doomed love, marred only by an unlikable main character."
A woman looks back on her forbidden romance 30 years later. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BILLY, COME HOME by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2007

"Family is the real mystery in this deft novel."
A faithful sister fights for her mentally ill brother's rights in Callaghan's latest (The Visitors' Book, 2001, etc.), originally published in Ireland. Read full book review >

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I MET A MAN WHO WASN'T THERE by Mary Rose Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A witty and appealingly wry protagonist overwhelmed by a story that has more plots and subplots than an afternoon soap."
In Callaghan's latest (Mothers, 1984, etc.), the real turns surreal as an emotionally distraught Irish novelist and teacher, stalked by the ghost of her long-dead Irish-American grandfather, investigates an old crime only to get into more contemporary trouble. Read full book review >

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HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This truly clever series is lots of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"

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LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >