Search Results: "Beverle Graves Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IRON TONGUE OF MIDNIGHT by Beverle Graves Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"An accomplished historical novel that's also a classic country-house murder mystery."
Murder stalks the guests at a villa outside Venice. Read full book review >

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HER DEADLY MISCHIEF by Beverle Graves Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The mystery is serviceable enough, but the real accomplishment of Myers (The Iron Tongue of Midnight, 2008, etc.) is her rendering of 18th-century Venice."
An interrupted aria at the Teatro San Marco, 1742. Read full book review >

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WHISPERS OF VIVALDI by Beverle Graves Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) has perhaps too painstakingly recreated 18th-century Venice; the plot is very slow to start rolling, even with the help of a gondola chase. The fully realized hero, however, makes up for flaws in pace and plausibility."
Operatic rivalry leads to death in Venice. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Dobson (Death Without Tenure, 2010, etc.) and Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) collaborate to introduce a planned series on wartime New York. Even mystery mavens who spot the villain early on will savor the colorful characters and the evocation of Gotham in the 1940s: the Bund, America First, egg creams, Schrafft's, Horn & Hardart. More, please."
The days surrounding the Pearl Harbor attack find New York City gripped by hysteria. Read full book review >

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PAINTED VEIL by Beverle Graves Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"The mystery is routine, but Myers (Unfinished Aria, not reviewed) powerfully evokes a long-ago world where beauty walks with treachery, and an intrepid hero who can't afford to lose his voice."
Murderous intrigue behind the scenes of an opera production in 1734 Venice. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERATOR by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A true, monstrous success! (Picture book. 5-9)"
A been-there-done-that just-try-to-impress-me boy gets his wish to "be something screamingly scary. / Something fanged and foul and terribly hairy!" Read full book review >

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PET BOY by Keith Graves
by Keith Graves, illustrated by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Certainly a very useful book to have on hand when a chorus of avoidance meets the dog's desire for dinner and a scratch behind the ear. (Picture book 5-8)"
For those times when it is forgotten that a pet is not a toy, Graves provides a pointed little cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

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UNHINGED by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"If you can forgive all the squibs and sparklers, the main fireworks provide a show that's entertaining, however loud and flashy."
When home repair queen/amateur sleuth Jacobia Triptree (Wreck the Halls, 2001) falls off a ladder while fixing her gutters, the resulting head trauma gives her a case of Benign Positional Vertigo and the conviction that her nosey old neighbor Harriet Hollingsworth has been murdered. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED POEMS, 1955 by Robert Graves
Released: June 30, 1955

"This is a pity, for many a poet less gifted in technique is capable of poetry with greater emotional content and significance."
Here is a generous volume of the collected verse of the poet and novelist perhaps best known for his novel- I Claudius. Read full book review >

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WATCH THE NORTH WIND RISE by Robert Graves
Released: March 18, 1949

"An engaging, inventive, often vitriolic stab at what can happen to a well-regulated, status quo Paradise, and a surprise for Graves' followers."
Turning away momentarily from poetry and the historical novel (I, Claudius, King Jesus, The White Goddess, etc.) Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1957

"But the whole adds up to an unusual reading experience."
Graves has an established reputation as an historical novelist and all his special gifts come into play in an unusually fascinating recreation of the career, trial and education of Palmer, who was known as the mass poisoner. Read full book review >