Search Results: "Bernard Scudder"


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VOICES by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Another top-notch mystery from Indridason (Silence of the Grave, 2006, etc.), its lyrical melancholy matched by the depth of its characterizations."
Who killed Santa Claus? Read full book review >

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THE DRAINING LAKE by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Beleaguered, dutiful Erlendur remains a compelling Everyman, and Indridason writes with clarity, precision and elegance."
A body found in a cold lake has roots in the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Some of the nuances seem to have been lost in translation, but the meat of the mystery is suspenseful, compelling and unique."
An Icelandic lawyer helps investigate the murder and mutilation of a witchcraft-obsessed student. Read full book review >

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SILENCE OF THE GRAVE by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"This winner of the CWA Golden Dagger Award is a resonant psychological crime novel rich in unflinching observations about family relationships."
The secret of a buried body reaches back generations to a grim murder. Read full book review >

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JAR CITY by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"The author's American debut, winner of the 2002 Nordic Crime Novel Award, is a model puzzle presented with clarity and crisp economy."
An Icelandic detective investigates a murder with roots in the distant past. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC CHILL by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A beautifully layered mystery notable for its breadth and depth. Indridason (The Draining Lake, 2008, etc.) and his hero steadily improve with age."
The stabbing of an immigrant child unsettles Reykjavik and its police alike. Read full book review >

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COMING TO AMERICA by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An experienced photo-essayist, Wolf often takes on difficult topics. Read full book review >

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MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

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BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The reading of the accumulated names every time the animals settle down results in a book that may be too raucous for bedtime, but ideal for story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A humorous cumulative tale that makes a great read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >