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BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH BULLET by Daniel D. Victor
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"For faux-Holmes completists only."
A minor item from the Sherlock Holmes canon: American socialite Carolyn Frevert brings the detective out of his Sussex retirement to reopen a real-life 1911 murder case—the assassination of her brother, premier muckraker David Graham Phillips, by a vampire-obsessed fanatic outside Gramercy Park. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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THE MISTAKEN MASTERPIECE by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"While this caper proves less brain-teasing and exciting than its predecessors, the four (soon to be five?) Red Blazer gals still rock. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Fresh from solving The Vanishing Violin (2010) mystery, seventh-grade amateur sleuths and best friends Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca and Leigh Ann of St. Veronica's all-girl's school in Manhattan tackle two new cases. Read full book review >

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SISTER TRICKSTERS by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The introduction summarizes the origin of the female trickster tale and helps to make this a first purchase for most libraries. (Folktales. 7-10, adult)"
Females, worthy foes of their male counterparts, are often absent from the body of trickster tales, but in this stellar collection, it's Molly Cottontail (aka Molly Hare) who takes center stage and matches wits with Mistah Slickry Sly-fox. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS ARK by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An adequate additional seasonal book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Becalmed in a fog en route to join their forty-niner father in San Francisco, Tessie and Sarah are disappointed not to arrive in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT by Robert D. San Souci
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Daniel San Souci's detailed watercolor illustrations contribute to the quaint feel of this effort and lend it a bit of welcome emotional depth as well. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The talented San Souci brothers take on the Brothers Grimm's "Clever Elsie," and the result is an entirely new story which, though it retains the folksy quality and quirky absurdity of the original, recasts the characters, adds a moral and tidies up the ambiguous ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1996

"Probably too little too late, but read it for the stimulating early and ending chapters, which argue convincingly that the tumultuous eras marking the decades from 20 to 50 are part of a struggle to maturity that men and women share. (First printing of 30,000)"
Interpretations of women's life histories support the hypothesis that the road through adulthood is a series of developmental construction zones, relieved only rarely by a measured mile of achievement-related superhighway. Read full book review >