Search Results: "Carola Holland"


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 >

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FALL OF A PHILANDERER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lacks the complexity of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the depth of Unnatural Death, to take only two examples of genre classics actually produced during Daisy's mid-1920's idyll."
Pregnant Daisy Fletcher is on holiday with her stepdaughter and her pal near the seaside community of Westcombe, Devonshire, when their idyll is disrupted by yet another violent death. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

Daisy Dalrymple, energetic young heroine of this series set in the early '20s (Damsel in Distress, 1997, etc.), is visiting the Henley-on-Thames country house of her aunt Lady Cheringham, and writing a story for an American magazine about the intercollegiate rowing events of the Thames Regatta. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"The plotting is fussy—at times absurd—but the author handles with finesse the taken-for-granted anti-Semitism of the English upper class of the era: an unexpected plus in an otherwise easy-to- take but fluffy confection."
Another adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, struggling in the years after WW I to build a writing career and to nourish a budding romance with Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher (The Winter Garden Mystery, p. 426)—both in conflict with the aristocratic strictures of the day. Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Dunn's third Cornish adventure (Manna From Hades, 2009, etc.) offers strong female characters, a double helping of tension and the revival of some largely forgotten history."
A Cornish cliff walk involves some impromptu investigators in a life-and-death situation. Read full book review >

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MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"All too true—and dull, too."
Married at last to Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, features writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, 2001, etc.) is researching an article about Brockdene, a country estate owned by Lord Westmoor of the Helstone Norvilles but occupied by the family's Cornish branch. 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 >

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BURIED IN THE COUNTRY by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Ideal for those on a walking tour of Cornwall or anyone looking for a twist or two on the familiar cozy formula."
Intrigue comes to 1960s Cornwall in this fourth case for the sensible, keenly observant widow Eleanor Trewynn (The Valley of the Shadow, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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GONE WEST by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Dunn (Anthem for Doomed Youth, 2011, etc.) adds another winner to a long string of charming mysteries evocative of the period between the Great Wars."
The wife of a Scotland Yard detective is such a clever sleuth that she's on the scene before her husband. Read full book review >

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HEIRS OF THE BODY by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Perhaps not the strongest of Daisy's period mysteries (Gone West, 2012, etc.), but another charming valentine for fans of classic British mysteries."
In 1920s England, a family mystery offers the aristocratic wife of a police officer new scope for her sleuthing. Read full book review >

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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 >