Search Results: "Caro Peacock"


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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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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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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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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 TANGLED BOY by Caro Soles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite characters, awkward dialogue, and titillation masquerading as frankness give this gay coming-of-age story from Canadian author Soles (The Abulon Dance, not reviewed, etc.) something to offend everyone."
In the resort town of Fairleigh Heights, teenager Cory Williams wakes up on the beach after a wild party he barely remembers. Read full book review >

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WILLOWGROVE by Kathleen Peacock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The back story is complicated enough that only dedicated fans of the first two titles will want to tackle this one. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Peacock brings her Hemlock werewolf trilogy to an appropriately bloody conclusion. Read full book review >

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SEPARATED by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fast pace and brief chapters help sustain this shallow narrative but don't fully make up for the frustrating lack of substance. (Thriller. 8-12)"
A white boy from Buffalo experiences unexpected thrills on a trip to Sweden. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE YOU by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A romantic spy thriller with a heart. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Adam travels to Jamaica, home of legendary James Bond author Ian Fleming, to investigate a real-life spy mystery involving his grandfather. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT WATER by Nancy Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1996

"In an accomplished debut, a dead-on rendition of the idealism and the emotional flux of an untraditional household."
First-novelist Peacock offers a canny child's-eye view of a euphoric but ultimately fragile experiment in communal living. Read full book review >

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Lore and Order by Steve Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A sardonic, down-to-earth protagonist eases readers into a world of magic."
In this supernatural thriller, a warlock in Britain, helping the government ensnare his own kind, may have stumbled upon a revolution in the works. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >