Search Results: "Cassandra Diaz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PANDEMONIUM by Chris Wooding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An action-packed, tongue-in-cheek romp fitted out with snarky dialogue, heroic fantasy tropes aplenty and a notably resilient protagonist. (Graphic novel. 11-13)"
A supposed village lad kidnapped to stand in for the vanished prince he resembles rises to the challenge. More or less. 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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THE DEAD FAMILY DIAZ by P.J. Bracegirdle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Although a bit pat, the ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary-grade children. (note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Angelito is not looking forward to the Day of the Dead. Even though he will be with his family when they arrive at the Land of the Living, his anxieties mount as the elevator door opens onto the raucous party atmosphere of El Día de los Muertos. 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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THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"The upshot, still strong on ideas and puzzles, should please and satisfy nearly everyone."
Another entry in Stableford's developing future history (The Fountains of Youth, 2000, etc.) exploring the possibilities of "emortality": what if humans, barring accident, could live for as long as they wanted? Read full book review >

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THE CASSANDRA PROPHECY by Charles Wilson
Released: April 15, 1993

"An author to watch."
Secret Service agent Clay Rodgers, returning to Biloxi after his brother is killed aboard the family yacht Cassandra, can't imagine what anyone had against inoffensive Robert—until traces of drugs aboard the boat link him to possible drug-dealing by his former employer, Cajun strip-joint king Antonio Brouchard, and a well- organized Vietnamese smuggling ring determined to kill off any informants interested in the reward Clay's advertised. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA IN RED by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 1992

"Violent, profane, and mostly dull."
Collins's one-armed, ruminative p.i. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A top-notch, edge-of-the-seat thriller in which there are no villains, only mysteries."
This first collaboration from McDevitt (Firebird, 2011, etc.) and Resnick (The Doctor and the Kid, 2011, etc.), developed from a 2010 story by McDevitt (spoiler alert: don't read the story first), takes the form of a conspiracy involving the moon landings. And no, Stanley Kubrick didn't fake them. Read full book review >