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BOOK REVIEW

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHAKESPEARE LETTER by Barry Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The Sherlockian pastiche serves as brilliantly effective cover for a whimsical retro Chinese box of a puzzler reminiscent of Christopher Fowler's Peculiar Crimes Unit, one that's just as much fun as it sounds."
The master detective, defrosted and revived nearly a century after he was immured in an Alpine glacier (The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes, 2010), returns for a second very contemporary case. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND FRANKENSTEIN'S DIARY by Barry Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"Sherlock-ians, as is their wont, may quibble, but lovers of ratiocination (Sherlock Holmes and the Swedish Enigma, 2012, etc.) will have a field day."
The world's greatest detective confronts a Rupert Murdoch-like adversary. 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

LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER OF FEAR by Michael Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Mara thinks she might be dead when she wakes up in a mist and finds herself with a strange boy dressed in black and displaying frightening supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
As their numbers diminish, the kids of the FAYZ struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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OXBLOOD by Annalisa Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This fast-paced spy novel has just the right amount of international intrigue and danger; a touch of romance is a sweet bonus. (Thriller. 16 & up)"
Victoria Asher, 20, leads an uneventful life in Miami, working at a diner and celebrating her birthday eating pie and ice cream with her best friend—but when she receives an ominous package from her brother, Gil, her entire world shifts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Grant Sutherland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Nicely plotted, with good characters and some clever twists."
A diplomatic thriller by Sutherland (Due Diligence, not reviewed) that takes us into the seedier reaches of UN diplomacy. Read full book review >