Search Results: "Christine Poulson"


BOOK REVIEW

STAGE FRIGHT by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2005

"Poulson deftly keeps up the tension while manipulating the roles characters play on and off the stage: an academic cozy with attitude."
Professor Cassandra James (Murder Is Academic, 2004), adapting the Victorian warhorse East Lynne for the stage, discovers that the real melodrama is happening behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS ACADEMIC by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2004

"Poulson's debut offers charming proof of Raymond Chandler's remark about the viciousness with which academics pursue their careers."
Even if you feel that your professor has the power of life and death over you, is that any reason to drown her while she's grading your work? Read full book review >

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PARADOX by J.E. Poulson
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A gripping mystery with sci-fi elements and an endearing protagonist."
In Poulson's debut novel, a London inspector searches for an elusive serial killer who seems to have been killing for nearly a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIPS by Scott Poulson-Bryant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Hip, flimsy fiction."
Four friends from the 1980s get jarringly reacquainted when rap artist TNT gathers them together in his penthouse apartment and demands to know which one is his daddy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A fairly shallow approach, partly redeemed by its honesty and originality of perspective."
Perhaps not the final word on black male sexuality, but an admirable attempt by journalist Poulson-Bryant to leave no taboo undiscussed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BREAKFAST by Christine Pym
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Who needs a feast when you have your favorite food? (Picture book. 3-7)"
What will Little Mouse do? There's nothing for tomorrow's breakfast. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Full of razors that cut—and razors to cut off shackles: a must. (author's note, index of first lines, index of photographs) (Poetry. 13-17)"
A slim volume sharp as knives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURNING by Christine Hinwood
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Like Margo Lanagan, Hinwood doesn't trade in black-and-white moral absolutes but directs her attention, and ours, to the infinite shades of gray that lie between them. (Alternative historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A riveting examination of war and its effects set in a nonmagical alternative past. Read full book review >