Search Results: "Brent Monahan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"Vampire vitamins for the intelligently bloodthirsty."
A heaven-sent vampire novel set in Princeton University, sequel to the smartly amusing The Book of Common Dread (1993), which featured a 500-year-old, piano-playing bloodsucker whose great love was Bach. Read full book review >

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THE JEKYL ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"In his mystery debut, horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) offers a stalwart hero, an interesting tale, and generally efficient storytelling."
Toward the end of the 19th century, some self-adoring rich men, having found a lovely island off the Georgia coast, have dedicated themselves to the unlovely idea of exclusivity. Read full book review >

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THE SCEPTRED ISLE CLUB by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2002

"Baker Street Irregulars taking a breather from the collected works might enjoy giving this adventure the analytical eye."
"You are sitting with one of the world's best detectives," a friend says of John LeBrun, and no less an authority than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will soon have reason to agree. Read full book review >

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THE BELL WITCH by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"More artful, if less exciting, than Monahan's brainy bloodsucker operas—but all immensely satisfying."
Ever-intelligent horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) retells a true story—true as far as the participants knew—about a poltergeist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF COMMON DREAD by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1993

"Enrapting!"
A vampire at Princeton! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANHATTAN ISLAND CLUBS by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2003

"And that's quite a feat, since the clues are clogged with period esoterica that make this the least effective of Le Brun's three manhunts."
Another murder at a posh gentlemen's club, another "locked-door" case for the Southland Sherlock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ST. LUCIA ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The mystery poses little challenge for Le Brun (The Manhattan Island Clubs, 2003, etc.) or the reader. But armchair travelers will enjoy the history and lyrical descriptions of St. Lucia, which has become the tourist paradise the planters were hoping for."
A 1910 honeymoon on an exotic island is rudely interrupted by multiple murders. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT ECHOES by Barbara Monahan
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"This love story of a woman in the right place at the wrong time and the attractive angel-knight who comes to her aid should appeal to readers of the romance genre."
Monahan sets this paranormal romance in a Scottish castle during the present day and the 16th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS HORSE AND THE THREE WISE MEN by Isabelle Brent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"An uneven effort that reflects a lack of understanding of the intended audience. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
The journey of the three Magi on their travels to the birthplace of Jesus is recounted from the point of view of a horse. Read full book review >

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MAYBE by Brent Runyon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The common insecurities of adolescence—specifically of hormonally charged teenaged boys—coupled with the added drama and intrigue surrounding the brother's accident, make this an accessible work for a wide, albeit older, teen audience. (Fiction. YA)"
Runyon follows the critical success of Burn Journals (2004) with a foray into fiction that features another troubled teenaged boy. Read full book review >