Search Results: "Chris Duffy"


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FABLE COMICS by Chris Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Funny, diverse, engaging: a lively addition to Duffy's Nursery Rhyme Comics (2011) and Fairy Tale Comics (2013). (afterword, contributor notes) (Graphic fables. 7-10)"
Twenty-eight fables—or, as Duffy pithily puts it: "bossy stories with a message for you"— get clever treatments and twists from nearly as many graphic artists. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALE COMICS by Chris Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A veritable who's who of artists renders this an instant crowd-pleaser and will most certainly leave its readers 'happily ever after.' (editor's note) (Graphic folk tales. 6 & up)"
A quirky and vibrant mix of visually reinterpreted fairy tales compiled by the editor of the Eisner-nominated Nursery Rhyme Comics (2011). Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"As much as the visual styles may vary, the high levels of wit and invention never falter. (Graphic nursery rhymes. 5 & up)"
No fewer than 50 cartoonists and comic-book artists provide distinctive visual riffs on as many nursery rhymes in this memorable showcase. Read full book review >

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UNCLE SHAMUS by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Ethically, this is ambiguous, and the simplifications in plot aren't likely to entertain any thinking young person. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two ten-year-olds, residents of Shanty Town, run errands for one ex-con and help him outwit another. Read full book review >

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RADICAL RED by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Still, a credible portrayal of the period in a story eventful enough to hold readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The New York legislature is about to vote on woman suffrage. Read full book review >

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DRESSED TO KILL by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"Plucky, angry Mackenzie in particular would be well worth a sequel."
How can the loss of the Chantbury Pyx, a priceless reliquary stolen from a Bath gallery, be related to the murder of Mrs. Pryce, a vicious old biddy whose complaint to Lance Tyler's private inquiry agency about flowers purloined from her garden makes it all too easy for Tyler's partner, Joanna Mackenzie, to identify her when she's struck down with a hammer? Read full book review >

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CALENDAR GIRL by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Duffy's first is flip, sassy, and fashionably underplotted."
John Clark has taken early retirement from British Telecommunication so that he can get a payoff of ú16,000, most of which he's loaned to a vanished lady friend he wants lesbian p.i. Read full book review >

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ROOK-SHOOT by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 20, 1991

"A nice return to jangling form after the rather tiresome Cock Robin."
Now that Falklands hero Major Patrick Gillard has been forced to resign from D-12, the supersecret section of British Intelligence (Who Killed Cock Robin?, 1990), and his novelist wife (also a D-12 member) has finished her manuscript, they're planning a third honeymoon—when Patrick's brother Larry, a schoolmaster overseeing an Outward Bound-like program, asks for help: someone has been sabotaging his outings. Read full book review >

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CORPSE IN WAITING by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Duffy continues her winning ways with this pleasing combination of James Bond thriller and police procedural, sometimes predictable but never boring."
A holiday in Bath designed as a little break from household routine plunges the vacationers into danger. Read full book review >

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THE SALT HOUSE by Lisa Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A poignant story of the power of faith, hope, and love to transcend loss."
It's been a year since little Maddie Kelly did not wake up from her afternoon nap, yet Hope cannot stop mourning her youngest daughter. Read full book review >