Search Results: "Casey Lyall"


BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Likely to see sequels; Howard and Ivy deserve them. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Grantleyville Middle School lowlifes beware: shamus Howard Wallace is on the case! Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A PUG  by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Another sequel is in the offing, and young mystery fans should be glad. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Wallace and Mason Investigations is on the case of the missing mascot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INKY'S GREAT ESCAPE by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"For reading aloud or reading alone, a joyful but misleading re-creation of a fabulous feat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A daring cephalopod makes history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROAKING OF THE RAVEN by Francis Lyall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 1992

"Solid police routines finally produce an undermotivated culprit, but disjointed plotting, colorless characters, and lack of tension make for dull going—helped only a little by a competent, literate style."
This rather tepid police procedural marks the author's US debut and introduces Superintendent Alan Mason and sidekick Ian Crawford, who work out of the Scottish town of Greyhavens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY'S HONOUR by Gavin Lyall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"So ignore, if you can, the road to Sarajevo and enjoy one by one these unabashedly nostalgic chronicles from the sunniest days of MI5."
Return with us now to those thrilling days of the preWW I British Secret Service, when a man could legitimately be challenged to a duel for suggesting a fellow was a spy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fresh, funny and occasionally wicked."
New York Times publishing correspondent Lyall, based in London and married to a Brit, takes some gentle, fond pokes at our trans-Atlantic brethren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK NATURE by Lyall Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A book to be read with deliberateness—sentence by sentence, as in its density it is easy to lose the train of thought—every bit yielding something fascinating to chew on. ($30,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Is evil peculiar to humans? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTOMS by Lyall Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Much more evocatively than any zoologist has ever managed, Watson makes the elephant a force of nature, accessible even to the reader with no personal exposure to the mighty creature. (Line drawings)"
Naturalist Watson (Dark Nature, 1996, etc.) recounts his experiences among the elephants of southern Africa with wonderful freshness and enthusiasm, even though some of the most important encounters depicted here took place decades ago. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >