Search Results: "Darrell Toland"


BOOK REVIEW

EDSEL MACFARLAN'S NEW CAR by Max Holechek
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2011

"Edsel's story is entertaining, but as an app it doesn't quite rev the engine to the limit. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Automotively named Edsel McFarlan loves model cars and has a thrilling high-octane adventure when the toy of his dreams arrives in this visually zippy app that ultimately fails to kick into high gear on the interactive lane. Read full book review >

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A TOASTER ON MARS by Darrell Pitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who fans are a natural audience for this story, but it may well build a broader readership once the word gets out. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This pseudo-science-fiction book provides laughs of all types: readers will progress from snickers to giggles to, finally, belly laughs and shouts of outrage. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SWORD by Darrell Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Not much for internal logic but certainly a headlong thrill ride. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Intrepid teen detectives Jack and Scarlet battle Japanese crime bosses and German Nazis—make that "damned Nazis"—to find a long-lost sword purported to have magic powers. Read full book review >

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Nagah And The Thunderegg by Darrell Mulch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2014

"A witty, Rabelaisian road story about one man's search for what matters."
This debut novel follows a young mountain climber's unconventional quest for enlightenment. Read full book review >

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THE LORDS OF HANRAHAN by Darrell Tooker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"Quite the page-turner, despite its imperfections."
In this debut supernatural thriller, a young woman is abducted and forced to live in a secret community run by immortals. Read full book review >

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CZECH MATE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Less sex and more mystery lift the second of Darrell's police procedurals with a military twist above her debut."
A picture-perfect pre-Christmas Germany brings no joy to military policeman Max Rydal and his team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAZARETH CHILD by Darrell James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"The fast-flowing story line will engage readers and may distract their attention from some characters who are painted in rather broad strokes. It's nice to see James (Body Count: A Killer Collection, 2006) present a woman in control in the leading role."
The key to a field operative's past may be in her current investigation. Read full book review >

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WE WILL REMEMBER by Elizabeth Darrell
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A well-researched, unusually intense—and seldom told—story of life after war."
With her usual sensitivity, clarity, and quiet dignity, Darrell (Concerto, 1994, etc.), who also writes as Emma Drummond, turns her unstinting—if romantically inclined—eye on three post- WW II lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER WITHIN by Darrell Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Nevertheless, middle-grade readers will likely be caught up in the excitement of the story and find the pluck and boldness of the daring duo engaging. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Jack Mason and his 15-year-old fellow apprentice in detection, Scarlet Bell, find danger and turmoil in this steampunk adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPANISH INQUISITION by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable but run-of-the-mill military procedural."
A military police officer is the prime suspect in an assault. Read full book review >

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FRENCH LEAVE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Domestic complications trump criminal complaints, which are weakened by an inconsistency you could drive a personnel carrier through."
Max Rydal and Tom Black (Dutch Courage, 2008, etc.) investigate the disappearance of a singularly unpopular soldier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1996

"While the dominant street slang adds authenticity, the book may prove to be largely inaccessible to the very people who most need to read it."
A candid, often vexing collection of interviews with young black men on key contemporary issues. Read full book review >