Search Results: "Charlie Dickinson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Rich visuals and an unusual mystery make this short novel an intriguing read."
The rare murder among neighboring tribes forces a young Native American man to quickly grow up as he hunts his father's killer in Dickinson's novel. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"These strange, sometimes beautiful tales might find their best readership among those who think they have moved beyond YA. (Fantasy and science fiction short stories. 14 & up)"
Twice before, Dickinson teamed up with his wife, Robin McKinley, to create short story collections centered on elemental themes; now he concludes the elemental quartet with this solo collection of earth and air stories. Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF THE SALAMANDER by Peter Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Complex characters, spectacular magical and natural outbursts, taut plotting, and atmospheric writing unite in a coruscating exhibition of storytelling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the wake of Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2002), co-authored with Robin McKinley, Dickinson offers an extended tale braided with fire. Read full book review >

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RUMOR HAS IT by Charles Dickinson
Released: Jan. 23, 1990

In his fourth novel, Dickinson exchanges the muted domesticity of his earlier work (Waltz in Marathon, 1983; The Widows' Adventures, 1989) for the hurly-burly of a newsroom. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE NEVSKII PROSPEKT by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The sixth Powerscourt adventure shows wit, panache and a lively sense of history, and is presented with immediacy and authority."
Lord Francis Powerscourt emerges from a comfy retirement to solve a murder in Imperial Russia. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A leisurely period whodunit with Dickinson's customary historical tidbits and patches of local color, swathed in an appealing Victorian narrative."
The probe of an odd art theft leads an amateur British sleuth to murder most dastardly. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN OLD MASTER by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Though much of the rich detail here ends up having little to do with the murder, readers will enjoy the whole picture."
Investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt often complains about his wife Lucy's extended family, but her connections prove invaluable when he's drawn into the murder of her cousin, art critic Christopher Montague. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW AND THE KING by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2005

"Only the protagonists' ages mark this as a YA novel; its subtle depths demand careful attention that will reward any thoughtful devotee of speculative fiction. (Fantasy. YA)"
In an intelligent, literate sequel to The Cup of the World (2004), Ambrose, the adolescent scion of Tarceny, must pay the price of his deceased father's foray into politics and sorcery: raised in exile, keeping constant watch over his demonic ancestor, the secret instigator of the civil strife despoiling the feudal kingdom. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, SWEET PRINCE by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Something like a masculine Anne Perry novel that finally collapses from the sheer weight of the tragedy and immorality perpetrated by the two Princes."
Most people probably have some notion that Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales, was an uninhibited adulterer (his liaison with Lilly Langtry was notorious). Read full book review >

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DEATH CALLED TO THE BAR by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Dickinson (Death of a Chancellor, 2005, etc.) charmingly explains teatime, cricket innings, punting on the Thames and the drawing up of wills, all within the confines of a classic Victorian whodunit."
The financial underpinnings of the Inns of Court in Victoria's day. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A PILGRIM by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Powerscourt's eighth (Death on the Holy Mountain, 2008, etc.) is a Ten Little Indians on wheels that alternates descriptions of charming people and places with devices to keep readers in suspense."
A latter-day religious pilgrimage becomes a trail of death. Read full book review >