Search Results: "C.C. Benison"


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TEN LORDS A-LEAPING by C.C. Benison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A strong mystery reminiscent of P.D. James, with many well-developed characters, local color and a sensitive, intelligent investigator."
A church fundraiser at a stately home goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING by C.C. Benison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"The first in a planned series of 12 is a promising departure from Benison's Her Majesty Investigates series (Death at Windsor Castle, 1998, etc.). This English village mystery moves slowly while the many interesting characters are fleshed out, but it proceeds deftly to a grim conclusion."
A peaceful rural town becomes the murder capital of England. Read full book review >

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ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING by C.C. Benison
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Tom's second (Twelve Drummers Drumming, 2011) is a must-read for lovers of classic English mysteries, chock-full of suspects, red herrings and details of village life."
The vicar of Thornford Regis finds his parish riddled with gossip and crimes, past and present. Read full book review >

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CONNECTED MINDS by C.C. Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Some promising elements, bogged down by slow exposition and a failure to launch."
In this YA paranormal urban fantasy, a teenage girl discovers that she has a special destiny involving the world of her dreams. Read full book review >

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Leftover Girl by C.C. Bolick
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"A young heroine copes with bizarre dreams in a surprisingly fresh paranormal romance."
This debut YA novel, the first installment in a series, follows an adopted teenager who moves to Alabama. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Payne's hopeful tale encourages readers to rejoice in what makes them unique. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grader Lula Bell longs to escape the attention of strident bully—and former BFF—Kali. Read full book review >

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BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fun for those who like the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Kylie, 17, doesn't want to learn that she's supernatural when she's sent to a camp that's purportedly dedicated to serving troubled teens but is actually a support group for vampires, werewolves, witches, shape-shifters and other magical teenagers. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF ANNE BOLEYN by C.C. Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Overly long, too convoluted, and populated by fight scenes that prove tiresomely detailed, this novel progresses in a zigzag pattern that readers will find confusing."
In this sequel to The French Executioner (2014), Humphreys mixes old world with new as the saga of Anne Boleyn's severed hand—and the power that's attributed to it—inspires court intrigue, star-crossed love, and witchcraft.Read full book review >

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CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL by C.C. Hunter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"What a tedious mess. Fans will, of course, adore it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The Shadow Falls series concludes, but not before the protagonist's constant confusion over her ex-boyfriends is drawn out as long as the author can manage to stretch it. Read full book review >

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WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans will like it. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The fourth installment of the popular Shadow Falls series finds Kylie still confused about her supernatural status. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DOGWALKER by C.C. Craig
Released: Sept. 29, 2006

"Well-written and entertaining. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this exciting if somewhat implausible detective story, seventh-grader Jeremy becomes involved in the investigation surrounding the murder of his family's dog-walker. Read full book review >

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REBORN by C.C. Hunter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This is great for readers wanting to return to Shadow Falls, but it won't attract new audience members. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Hunter (Chosen at Nightfall, 2013, etc.) returns to the supernatural school/camp Shadow Falls, switching protagonist from Kylie to Della—there's a love triangle, naturally. Read full book review >