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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ON WINGS OF EVIL by Cora Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Readers who found the opener promising will struggle through, in hopes of a better closer. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Despite much rushing back and forth, and frequent references to previous events, this ineffectual middle volume neither stands alone nor much advances the tale begun in On Wings of a Dragon (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL BROKE DOWN by Cora Carmack
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A sexy, dynamic combination of the romance and coming-of-age elements the new-adult genre is known for."
Local football star Silas Moore meets Dylan Brenner in jail, of all places, but while she's fighting lost causes, he's plain fighting—his ex-best friend, his teammates and, apparently, a major attraction to Dylan; could she be the girl to save him, and will he let her? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAR by Cora Carmack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"While leaving readers with many questions, Carmack creates enough suspense that they'll be scrambling for the sequel. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Carmack introduces weather magic and a girl who will go to great lengths to reclaim her power in the first of the Stormheart series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOKING AS FAST AS I CAN by Cat Cora
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A disarmingly candid look at the highs, lows, and true grit of a culinary star."
From the acclaimed first female Iron Chef, a heartfelt memoir of a loving family, a passion for food, and the challenges of career and personal life. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A SUITCASE SURPRISE FOR MOMMY by Cat Cora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The appeal of this well-intentioned effort is limited to those experiencing a similar situation; others will find little to entertain young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Iron Chef and debut children's author Cora obviously understands the challenges of the working mom. Read full book review >