Search Results: "David Gilman"


BOOK REVIEW

ICE CLAW by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for a third book in the Danger Zone series to follow—Max still has questions at the end of this one. (Thriller. 11 & up)"
Gilman introduced Max Gordon in The Devil's Breath (2007), which sent this adventurous teen across Africa in pursuit of his missing father. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S BREATH by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Still, this will probably serve Horowitz's readers well enough while they await the next in the series. (Thriller. YA)"
When his father goes missing, Max Gordon, a clever British teen, finds himself embroiled in a fiendish plot with an ecological slant. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SUN by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"While not as believable or as enjoyable as Max's last adventure, this is still a solid read from start to breathless finish. (Thriller. 11-15)"
The third installment in the adventures of British teen Max Gordon, who continues his quest to learn more about his family's past. Read full book review >

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A PALM FOR MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 1, 1973

"The following will be after this — in a single bound."
That alter ego of hearthside matrons takes care of espionage, murder and sinister Arabs holding countrymen as hostages (a coup back home) in a luxury convalescent hotel in Switzerland. Mrs. Pollifax's mission is to find a cache of plutonium, which she does of course, but her contact is murdered, and when she becomes curious about a frightened Arab boy, enemies tighten the net. Read full book review >

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THUNDERER by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Slow to start, and increasingly amorphous toward the end, but memorably imaginative, with intriguing characters and flashes of genuine originality: impressive and highly promising."
Gilman debuts with a sprawling Victorian-style fantasy. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX UNVEILED by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This time, Mrs. Pollifax is searching for Amanda Pym, who foiled an airline hijacking only to vanish among a sea of popping press flashbulbs after her plane touched down in Damascus."
Gilman returns from the fairy-tale purlieus of Thale's Folly (p. 107) to the more-well-trodden paths of Emily Pollifax, whose status as unlikely secret agent is being seriously undermined by her durability (this 14th title ties her with Ian Fleming's James Bond). Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONS by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Odd, unsettling, inconclusive."
Magicians with murky motives clash in Gilman's (The Rise of Ransom City, 2012, etc.) peculiar spiritualist fantasy, which incorporates a healthy dash of Edgar Rice Burroughs and perhaps a hint of Lovecraft. Read full book review >

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Angels Ten! by Richard Gilman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2012

"A highly engaging memoir of flying the not-so-friendly skies."
An airman recalls his brushes with death—including four crashes while serving as a fighter pilot—in this sharply pitched World War II memoir. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >