Search Results: "C.S. Challinor"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ON THE MOOR by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rex's fourth case (Phi Beta Murder, 2010, etc.) is a slim volume in the style of Agatha Christie, lightweight but fun to read."
Even though it's in Scotland, a housewarming party is the scene of a classic English murder mystery. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE RAW by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"The most untitillating nudist company imaginable. Put your clothes on and run to the bookstore for something else."
A Scotsman averts his eyes at a Caribbean nudist enclave. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IS MURDER by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Challinor's debut is a pleasant modern knockoff of Christie. It remains to be seen whether Rex's skills are the equal of Poirot's or Miss Marple's."
Shades of Agatha Christie. A disparate group of guests snowed in at an English hotel await Christmas and death. Read full book review >

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MURDER OF THE BRIDE by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2012

"Rex's fifth case (Murder on the Moor, 2011, etc.) is a derivative but pleasant classic English mystery."
Why wouldn't your wedding day be one of the happiest of your life? Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT OF MURDER  by C.S. Challinor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The denouement is only the latest of many twists, turns, and surprises. One of Challinor's best."
No good-deed condolence call goes unpunished. Read full book review >

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MURDER COMES CALLING by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Rex's seventh (Murder at Midnight, 2014, etc.) reveals too much early on to offer much of a puzzle, but it's still fun to follow the clues."
Helping an old pal puts a Scottish barrister in danger. Read full book review >

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THE NO PLACE CAT by C.S. Adler
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2002

"Nonetheless, readers, especially children of divorce, should relate to Tess and find her a sympathetic protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Tess, 12, finds emotional comfort in a stray cat she befriends after running away from her efficient, sensible father and stepmother to live with her slapdash, irresponsible mother. Read full book review >

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TUNA FISH THANKSGIVING by C.S. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"We cared about each other, and that's what mattered most'' ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eighth-grader Gilda is in charge of her wistful brother Avery, 11, and winsome sister Bliss, 8; their parents, involved in a bitter, prolonged divorce, have no energy left for them. Read full book review >

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THE ABOLITION OF MAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 8, 1947

"Those who have come to expect from Lewis penetrating satire and a subtle sense of humor, used to buttress a real Christian faith, will be disappointed."
The sub-title of this book is "Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools." Read full book review >

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ELSPETH HUXLEY by C.S. Nicholls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2003

"A worthwhile glimpse into European colonialism and its literary chroniclers."
A sturdy biography of the Anglo-Kenyan novelist and essayist, the first such work devoted to her. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1966

"The few tales seem tired and coy, though the slight extracts from a projected novel supposedly revamping the Helen in Egypt ploy and the troubles of a victorious, if cuckolded, Menelaus, have a wry, squinting gaiety."
The late Professor Lewis' fame began flickering over the wartime roofs of Oxford and Cambridge with the publication of The Screwtape Letters, a witty defense of Christianity in a "satanic" age, meaning the 20th century. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANGELS FEAR by C.S. Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A starchy but well-appointed debut most notable for its historic detail."
In 19th-century England, a dashing nobleman teams up with a jaded actress to clear his name of a murder charge. Read full book review >