Search Results: "D-L Nelson"


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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN GENEVA by D-L Nelson
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Multicultural Annie's third (Murder in Argeles, 2011, etc.) presents a pretty puzzle on two levels, past and present."
A young freelance writer who specializes in history must solve both a very old puzzle and a brand new murder. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN PARIS by D-L Nelson
Released: June 19, 2013

"Nelson's fourth Third-Culture Kid mystery (Murder In Geneva, 2012, etc.) provides a slight mystery, a charming heroine enjoying life in present-day France and just a tad too much historical back story."
A chance for a short-term job on an archaeological dig in Paris breaks up a relationship and threatens much worse damage. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN ARGELÈS by D-L Nelson
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"Armed with a story line that circles around but never meets a solid plot, Nelson's latest (Murder in Caleb's Landing, 2010, etc.) mystifyingly spends more time discussing Annie's bathroom habits than creating likable characters."
An inveterate traveler back in Argelès must team up with her ex when she's confronted with the body of a local priest who's also an old friend. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN ELY by D-L Nelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2015

"Nelson (Murder On Insel Poel, 2014, etc.) combines another fine modern-day mystery with historical information, this time adding action sequences from international thrillers to the mix."
A writer's visit to Britain lands her in multiple difficulties. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON INSEL POEL by D-L Nelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"The fifth in this capable series includes alternating World War II subplots about a half-Jewish woman and an RAF pilot with a connection to Insel Poel. Although the main mystery is wrapped up, readers are left to wonder whether those other stories will continue in the next installment."
A small island off the coast of Germany provides the picturesque setting for some nasty murders. Read full book review >

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THE CARD by D-L Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Halting and clunky; this is a story that stops rather than ends."
A recycled Christmas card, which the protagonists annually update, tracks the trajectory of their friendship. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Routine assignment fodder. (further reading, websites, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A standard-issue profile of the renowned activist—one of a spate launched by his death in December 2013. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela Foundation
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2009

"An inviting portrayal of a legendary political leader."
South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1994), adapted in graphic form. Read full book review >