Search Results: "Clélia Constantine"


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THE PLANET OF MUSIC by Clélia Constantine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"More of the same. (Graphic fantasy. 9-13)"
With more imperiled planets to save, The Little Prince and the Fox return again to face the nefarious Snake and his Gloomies (The Planet of Wind, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Constantine answers her fans' endless demands."
Dream-laden fantasy kicks off this British author's latest Gothic exercise. Read full book review >

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BRUSHBACK by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1998

Bobby Blasco was a star athlete in high school and went on to still greater success in pro baseball—even had a brief but remarkable stint in the majors—but he never had so many fans as now, when he's been found in an alley with his head bashed in by a Ted Williamsmodel Louisville Slugger. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2006

"A fine exploration of 'the other,' and an original alternative to the same-old fantasy cluttering shelves."
Triumphant conclusion to the Wraeththu Histories, following The Shades of Time and Memory (2004). Read full book review >

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SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2002

"It's the human comedy done to a turn: mystery lite, to be sure, but the nuances are true, the satire deft, and the pitch-perfect dialogue alone worth the price."
Missing from the 17th installment in Constantine's wondrous saga (Grievance, 2000, etc.) of Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, is the kind of singular hero like the Homeric Mario Balzic or the endearing Rugs Carlucci that hauls readers in and keeps them there wire to wire. Read full book review >

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CRANKS AND SHADOWS by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"No mystery, but a memorable curtain call for its lovable hero: Balzic's Last Bow, spun out of a seamless skein of irresistible conversations."
Time was when series detectives just faded away, usually because their creators had died. Read full book review >

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THE CROWN OF SILENCE by Storm Constantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"An uncontrolled and unconvincing continuation: dedicated fans only."
Second entry in Constantine's—trilogy? series?—about the aggressively expansionist Magravandian Empire (Sea Dragon Heir, 2000) and the people who scheme to run it, change it, or bring about its downfall. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2002

"Fascinating stuff. A boon for students of military history and naval warfare."
A stirring reconstruction of one of history's great—and least-known—naval battles. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF YOU AND ME by Robin Constantine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fun and thoughtful—more than just a summer read. (Romance. 14-18)"
Trying to leave behind her breakup with her manipulative ex, Gavin, Cassidy decides to spend the summer with her father's family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF LIGHT by Storm Constantine
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Trance-inducing."
Solid end to Constantine's Chronicles of the Magravandian Empire. Read full book review >

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GRIEVANCE by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2000

"Fans will take it to their hearts, and newcomers to the series will end as fans."

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FAMILY VALUES by K.C. Constantine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 1997

"All too true for him, though not for his lucky readers."
Great news for Mario Balzic's many fans: The retired police chief of Rocksburg, Pa. Read full book review >