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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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 >

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THE NEW SUPERREGIONS OF EUROPE by Darrell Delamaide
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1994

"That problem notwithstanding, Superregions is full of good ideas, and a fine guide for researchers, businesspeople and others interested in Europe's—and everyone's—future. (10 maps—not seen)"
An engaging look at Europe's economic prospects, forcefully demonstrating that the continent's future will depend on furthering regional alliances that transcend outmoded and restrictive national boundaries. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DUTCH COURAGE by Elizabeth Darrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Rydal's fourth adventure serves up a tastier blend of family drama and military sleuthing than you'd likely find in the Mess. With all that infighting and backstabbing, it's a wonder the troops have any time left for the enemy."
Harassment and assault take their toll on a British army base in Germany as the Special Investigation Branch's Max Rydal (Czech Mate, 2007, etc.) struggles for control. 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 >

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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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The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales by Darrell Kastin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An extremely impressive blend of escapism and portraiture of the human condition, following in the footsteps of Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez."
Kastin (The Undiscovered Island, 2009) uses the landscape and culture of the Azores, his maternal homeland, to marvelous effect in this spellbinding collection of short stories that tend toward folklore and magical realism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONORA CROSSING by Darrell James
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Although Del is a powerful and competent woman, the constant descriptions of her physicality by male characters shadows this Western-meets-mystical mystery."
Will reaching over the Mexican border to recover a possibly visionary child bring answers to emotionally damaged female investigator Del Shannon (Nazareth Child, 2011)? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >