Search Results: "Caro Peacock"


BOOK REVIEW

PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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KEEPING BAD COMPANY by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"Liberty's fifth case (When the Devil Drives, 2011, etc.) nicely balances the exotic history of the East India Company, whose private army rules India for British gain, with a mystery that offers a wide range of possible evildoers."
The sudden return of Liberty Lane's brother Tom from India embroils them both in a delicate and dangerous case. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S GOLD by Caro Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Peacock (Friends in High Places, 2015, etc.) gives her heroine plenty of scope for investigating a host of suspects, all tied to the enduring mystique of Lord Byron."
A chance meeting on a Greek island leads to a murder investigation in London. Read full book review >

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THE PATH OF THE WICKED by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"The sixth in this highly enjoyable series (Keeping Bad Company, 2012, etc.) adds social commentary to a rich broth of historical tidbits and an excellent mystery."
A private investigator takes up a seemingly hopeless case. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Peacock's fourth (A Foreign Affair, 2008, etc.) is an enjoyable mystery featuring a sprightly heroine and the obligatory period detail."
A killer of young women terrorizes 1839 London. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK & VINE by A.S. Byatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although brief, this is an inspiring homage that forges illuminating connections between two dynamos."
An impassioned dual appreciation of two 19th-century creators who turned their lives into art. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An artful, hopeful exploration of a teen boy in intense need. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen boy with a World War II pistol in hand is bent on murder and suicide. Read full book review >

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CRY OF THE PEACOCK by Gina Barkhordar Nahai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A bit much for one book, but a timely subject."
A fast-paced, four-generation story of an Iranian Jewish family—a story told as a novel but with lots of real history thrown in by Iranian-born Nahai, now living in the States. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF PERCIVAL PEACOCK by Russell Edson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Inspired silliness keeps the psychological allegory from weighing too heavily."
A bizarre first novel, almost entirely in dialogue, that scrambles ideas of family, control, gender, sexuality, and self— all of it avant-garde in style, very traditional and English in setting—by poet and experimental writer Edson (the prose poem The Reason Why the Closet-Man Is Never Sad, 1977, etc.). Read full book review >

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FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"It's a charming tale of generosity that, one hopes, will drive readers to also seek its traditional inspiration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wintry tale of how the peacock got his colorful feathers and of the power of kindness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

Rhymes and stunning illustrations convey the patterns and shapes of birds, insects, spiders, a snail and one mammal (a mouse). Read full book review >