Search Results: "D.A. Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

DARKISLE by D.A. Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Complete with kindly old wizards and mean rich girls, Morag's quest is derivative but sweet. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
A light fantasy that rests perhaps too heavily on the shoulders of its forebears and makes ample use of their conventions. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S REVENGE by D.A. Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Lovers of wisecracking fairies and broody vampires will find this twee, but it has its own silly charm. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Stolen magical artifacts! Read full book review >

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BITTER CROSSING by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite a few lapses in style and continuity, Keeley (This One Day, as K.A. Delaney, 2014, etc.) writes convincingly about New England and the rugged people who call it home."
A border agent tries to break up a smuggling ring in this series debut. Read full book review >

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A POSSIBILITY OF VIOLENCE by D.A. Mishani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Tense yet heartfelt, Mishani's second Avraham entry is even more riveting than his debut."
Inspector Avraham Avraham tries to fathom why—even in Israel—someone would plant a fake bomb outside a day care center. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN A MINOR KEY by D.A. Crossman
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"But once repeated doses of homicide turn this first novel sour, both Albert and his creator seem out past their depth."
When womanizing Professor Harlan Glenly's heart attack turns into a case of poisoning, the Boston police arrest Professor Andrew Tewksbury, who'd quarreled violently and publicly with him over the burning question of whether the Etruscans were an indigenous people. Read full book review >

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FALLEN SPARROW by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2015

"Although Keeley (Bitter Crossing, 2014, etc.) clearly hoped to outdo himself in Peyton's second adventure, he gets in his own way with a monotonous style and a cluster of extraneous characters. Still, his tough but compassionate heroine triumphs against the odds."
Childhood friendships and personal needs complicate a border agent's life when she takes on a homicide-suicide case in her hometown in northern Maine. Read full book review >

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TEA by D.A. Powell
Released: March 27, 1998

"This ambitious debut would have benefitted from some formal promiscuity."
paper 0-8195-6335-8 Explaining in prose what your poetry isn—t is not the best way to introduce a first volume, even if you rightly suspect that your work will be reduced to its surfaces as a series of elegies for victims of AIDS, which this is, but only in part. Read full book review >

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Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >

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Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2016

"An effective tale for readers who like biblical history and legend with their young love."
In this debut historical romance, a Hebrew princess and an Irish warrior fall in love, but duty may keep them apart. Read full book review >

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The Blitz Business by D.A. Spruzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Despite the rousing historical background, this sentimental orphan tale remains grim."
A mentally disabled boy tries to navigate his way through World War II-era Britain in this historical novel. Read full book review >