Search Results: "Cora Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

A SECRET AND UNLAWFUL KILLING by Cora Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Mara's second (My Lady Judge, 2007, etc.) features well-drawn characters, a tantalizing mystery and an intriguing look at the surprisingly complex and liberal laws of 1509 Ireland."
Two linked murders pose a pretty problem for the Brehon of the kingdom of Burren, in 16th-century western Ireland. Read full book review >

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A SHOCKING ASSASSINATION by Cora Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The second in Harrison's historical series (A Shameful Murder, 2015) paints a fascinating picture of life in Ireland as it makes the painful transition to a republic. A vexing mystery and a clever sleuth cap it off."
The burning and looting may have subsided, but Ireland's struggle for independence has left the city of Cork still very much on edge in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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STING OF JUSTICE by Cora Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Even so, the puzzle is enjoyable, providing intriguing insight into medieval Irish justice."
Brehon Mara O'Davoren, judge and scholar, solves her third mystery in the west of Ireland in 1509. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Graeme Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Indifferent writing and tut-tutting and shallow criticism conspire to make this of interest mostly to completist collectors."
New biography of the youngest, gloomiest Beatle. Read full book review >

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BEYOND ABSOLUTION by Cora Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Beneath the entertaining historical tidbits, Harrison (A Shocking Assassination, 2016, etc.) provides a puzzle that will challenge the most dedicated mystery reader."
The murder of a beloved priest sends shock waves through Cork. Read full book review >

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VERDICT OF THE COURT by Cora Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"The information on Brehon law that prefaces each chapter adds historical interest to this diverting mystery, even if Mara is no match for Peter Tremayne's seventh-century Brehon Sister Fidelma."
The Christmas festivities planned by Mara, a "Brehon" who dispenses justice in 16th-century Ireland, are spoiled by the murder of a fellow judge. Read full book review >

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HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Superior, with plenty of crossover teen appeal."
New dark fantasy from the author of the splendid Afterparty (2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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I WAS JANE AUSTEN'S BEST FRIEND by Cora Harrison
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Knowledgeable readers will long for Austen's own writing instead. (Historical romance. 11 & up)"
From a promising beginning—Jane Austen's best friend Jenny sneaks out of their austere boarding school at midnight to post a letter to the budding author's mother warning of Jane's terrible fever—this effort winds down to pages of syrupy-sweet, diary-format narrative. Read full book review >

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BELLE CORA by Phillip Margulies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A convincing melodrama in which the victim takes charge."
The fictional memoir of an actual madam who ruled Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >

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LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >