Search Results: "Cassandra Chan"


BOOK REVIEW

VILLAGE AFFAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"Gibbons and Bethancourt's second adventure is another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."
Depressed ever since Annette Berowne dumped him (The Young Widow, 2005), Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons relies on a juicy murder case to cheer himself up. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER ON THE STAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chan (Village Affairs, 2006, etc.) beefs up the mystery while retaining the Golden Age feel to produce her best work to date."
Christmas in Yorkshire is a nasty combination of pouring rain and murder. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"The second in Greenwood's Delphic Women series (Medea, 2013) offers a far different premise on a familiar story, crammed with well-researched detail, fascinating characters and erotic scenes."
The fall of Troy as viewed by participants in the horrors. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG WIDOW by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Despite his pretensions, Betancourt is no Lord Peter Wimsey, and it's a bit of a stretch to picture ambitious, career-minded Jack falling for Annette. But Chan's debut does keep you guessing until the end."
Oxford-educated Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons and wealthy amateur sleuth Philip Betancourt become embroiled in a murder too hot for the local Surrey constabulary to handle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

BELIEVING CASSANDRAAn Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's WorldAtKisson, Alan Read full book review >

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SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA, LOST by Joanna Catherine Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A good sweep of history, though rather overwhelmed in the end by heavy breathing and swelling bosoms."
Second-novelist Scott (The Lucky Gourd Shop, 2000) traces the uneven course of a real-life 19th-century Maryland heiress's love affair with the French pirate Jean Lafitte. Read full book review >

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I AM JACKIE CHAN by Jackie Chan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An entertaining tale, well enough told that it should be of interest even to those who have never seen a Jackie Chan film, if any such people still exist. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w photos)"
Hong Kong action star Chan tells his story to journalist Yang (Eastern Standard Time, not reviewed), and a colorful rags-to-riches tale it is. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 1993

"If there's bias here, it's a slight tilt toward the Philippines and to writers from the vibrant Bay Area multicultural scene: varying quality but largely inclusive—though surely needing an update soon to include Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian- American voices."
A generous and varied sampling: 48 authors writing in a variety of styles, 22 selections previously unpublished and many others published only overseas or by journals or small presses—a substantial, often engrossing volume at a bargain price. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN by Jo Knowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readers will be behind Josh all the way. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this delightful and moving follow-up to Jumping Off Swings (2009), 17-year-old Josh moves away from his hometown and in with his ever-sanguine uncle to avoid confronting a crisis of his own making. Read full book review >