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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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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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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AWAKE AT DAWN by C.C. Hunter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Overly chatty and overlong. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) "
The continuing adventures of somehow-supernatural Kylie focus on her identity crisis: What kind of supernatural is she? Read full book review >

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Finding Albert Strange by C.C. Canning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A family saga shines in its depiction of the oddities and inanities of real life and in its delving into the numerous concerns of each day."
A debut novel paints an intergenerational portrait of an Australian clan in crisis over one fateful day. 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 >

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THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"A nerve-wracking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >