Search Results: "Bill Doyle"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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ON CONAN DOYLE by Michael Dirda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a few shortcomings, an endearing, well-balanced introduction to a writer the Strand Magazine called 'the greatest natural storyteller of his age.'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Dirda (Classics for Pleasure, 2007, etc.) provides a personal voyage around the creator of Sherlock Holmes and a prodigious variety of lesser-known heroes, worlds and volumes. Read full book review >

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MR. DOYLE & DR. BELL by Howard Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"A stylish departure from Engel's amusing Ontario p.i. Benny Cooperman (The Cooperman Variations, 2002, etc.), rife with clues, misdirection, and an obvious love for the Holmesian canon."
Edinburgh medical student Arthur Conan Doyle plays Watson to Dr. Joseph Bell, his professor's Sherlock Holmes, in this charming paean to the Victorian detective duo. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG DOYLE by Robert Girardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"It's all good, not-so-clean fun, though the suspense suffers from those self-indulgent interpolations."
Buried pirate treasure is the come-on for this tongue-in-cheek yarn about a feisty Virginian and the scurvy knaves ranged against him. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA DOYLE by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, you've got to have a warm spot for a thriller in which virtually everybody but the dog has at least one alias."
Once upon a time, Sheila Ryan was an aspiring actress—all right, her experience was limited to a single adult film—and acting teacher. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Jon Lellenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"No major revelations or strong stylistic appeal, but an affecting self-portrait of a plainspoken, good-natured Englishman whose type has passed into history."
A triple-decker helping of hitherto unpublished letters, mostly to his mother, by the man who hated to be known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM FUNLAND by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"The opener offers hope that Doyle can do better than this forced effort to capitalize on a solid premise and main cast. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The Talaska family enters a contest to have their ramshackle house made over by a crew of amusement-park clowns. What could go wrong? Read full book review >