Search Results: "Camilla Läckberg"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMILLA by Madeleine L'Engle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 1965

"An earnest, not entirely successful effort, but one that merits selection attention."
As in her other books, the author has incorporated in her characters a deep concern for matters of the conscience—life and death, God, war, responsibility, love, family relationships. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Patrik's still no great shakes as a detective—people keep bringing him crucial evidence other cops would have to hunt for—but the surprising punch the big reveal packs makes this the best of Läckberg's four appearances in English to date."
Fjällbacka, which must already be the most crime-ridden little town in Sweden (The Stonecutter, 2012, etc.), gets both a serial killer and a reality program. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Filled with Hitchcock-ian twists, Läckberg's latest mesmerizes."
After publishing his debut novel to critical acclaim, Christian Thydell seems terribly anxious. Could his novel hold the clues to a mystery? Read full book review >

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THE STONECUTTER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2012

"Yes, the detection is forgettable (Patrick solves the mystery by watching a similar case on TV) and the climactic revelation unsurprising. Läckberg's greatest strength is dramatizing the long shadows of family troubles that grow to monstrous size."
Swedish publishing phenom Läckberg returns to the ill-starred town of Fjällbacka for another dose of resentment that festers into violence. Read full book review >

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THE PREACHER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2011

"An adequate thriller, though without Larsson's deft touches; sure to please church-hating readers of the Hitchens-Dawkins set."
More nasty Baltic hijinks from Swedish mysterian Läckberg (The Ice Princess, 2010, etc.), one of several heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The resolute avoidance of anything that smacks of exposition slows the pace to a crawl and makes it hard to sift the wheat from the chaff but also gives this glum tale a certain majesty."
Under all the massive weight of circumstance and suffering, the latest case for the sorely tried Tanumshede police is a tale of mothers and their children. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2014

"Fans of Nordic noir will appreciate this taut, twisty mystery enriched with historical detail."
Three months ago, Erica Falck asked a collector of Nazi memorabilia about a medal she found among her mother's effects. Now he's discovered dead from a blow to the head, and the question of who killed him is only the first of many mysteries. Read full book review >

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CAMILLA CHAMELEON by Colleen Sydor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will love the silly fun and the opportunity to forecast other sibling soup possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Mrs. McNilly was pregnant, she craved Cream of Chameleon soup; when daughter Camilla is born, she's strange looking and her parents often have trouble finding her. Read full book review >

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THE KITTEN BOOK by Camilla Jessel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, both are worthy purchases. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The growth of a litter of Burmese kittens, in an attractive photodocumentary. Read full book review >

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SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY by Camilla Gibb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2006

"A poem to belief and to the displaced—humane, resonant, original, impressive."
A white Muslim woman's affecting spiritual and emotional quests, as a misfit in two cultures. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The final shots of costumed dancers onstage is nevertheless inspiring, making this excellent book the one that supportive adults will press into the arms of the artistic aspirants they care about most deeply. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jessel (The Kitten Book, 1992, etc.) views a typical year in the life of pupils at England's Royal Ballet School, from successful audition to daily training for what most of them hope will be stardom somewhere on the international ballet stage. Read full book review >

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WILLOW AT CHRISTMAS by Camilla Ashforth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Her lyrical story is calm and simple, with Willow leading the way (at least in his corner of Paradise) to peace on earth, good will to bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This third story from Ashforth about Willow the teddy bear (Willow on the River; Willow by the Sea, p. 642) details a snowy, old-fashioned holiday season at Paradise Farm, which must surely be located somewhere near the Hundred Acre Wood. Read full book review >