Search Results: "Carola Holland"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE HOLLAND by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Austere and quirky, with lots of room for conversations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A serial thief faces his choice of consequence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAVE HO! by Heinz Janisch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A simple tale of tails with a subtle message of teamwork. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"This story is told in 12 sentences (start counting NOW!)" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres by K.M. Doherty
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Familiar creatures and an otherworld setting, but a persistently fun tale chock-full of energy."
A boy and his elf and dwarf pals search for a power source to restore defenses for a mythical city in Doherty's (Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven, 2014) latest YA fantasy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOODY TOWER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another fan-pleaser in Dunn's long-running period series (Gunpowder Plot, 2006, etc.)."
The blood-soaked Tower of London claims still another victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO DAVY JONES BELOW by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Daisy's legion of fans will be delighted."
The eighth adventure for Dunn's 1920s busybody/heroine Daisy Dalrymple (Rattle His Bones, 2000, etc.), married at last to Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard and on a honeymoon that will take them to America aboard the Talavera, all expenses paid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER GARDEN MYSTERY by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1995

"Manners (P.G. Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-keyed, unassuming story with little suspense but considerable charm."
A second adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, the author's sweetly intrepid heroine (Death at Wentwater Court, 1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERFLUOUS WOMEN by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Fans of classic British mysteries and Dunn's clever heroine will find plenty of local color and red herrings in her latest charmer."
The wife of a high-ranking Scotland Yard detective finds herself involved in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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GUNPOWDER PLOT by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Fans of the dauntless Daisy (Fall of a Philanderer, 2005, etc.) will delight in this Anglophilic period mystery."
A very pregnant Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits the Cotswolds estate of Edge Manor to write a piece on the Guy Fawkes celebration, a massive fireworks display with murder as its finale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STYX AND STONES by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 1999

"Only Dunn's most devoted fans will relish this tepid tale."
So-so eighth in a series set in the early 1920s, dealing with the misadventures and triumphs of the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, part-time writer and full-time snoop, the latter an activity bemoaned by her fiancÇ, Scotland Yard's D.C.I. Alec Fletcher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A dauntless Daisy, and good-natured fun, if a little fey."
It's 1923 in postWW I England, and the Honorable Philip Petrie—aimless, car-loving younger son of an aristocratic family- -meets Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of an American millionaire, in the countryside near Malvern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL TAILS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"A de-tail-ed look at an important adaptation across species. (Informational picture book 4-8)"
A fascinating up-close look at the many uses animals have for their tails. Read full book review >