Search Results: "David Stuart"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"Chockablock with facts, graphs and illustrations—supreme fodder for specialists but somewhat impenetrable for the casual reader."
Highly concentrated amalgamation of doomsday-theory debunking and Mayan ethos. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A mesmerizing debut. MacLean spares no detail in tracing his formidable reconstruction."
A young writer reckons with his life after amnesia. Read full book review >

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FORESTS OF THE NIGHT by David Stuart Davies
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Sherlock Holmes expert Davies (The Veiled Detective, 2004, etc.) effectively captures the London of a later era in this taut page-turner."
A fledgling private detective in wartime London tries to save a wary urchin while solving an unsavory case. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT CONSCIENCE by David Stuart Davies
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"Subtly involving despite an undistinguished plot."
In war-torn England, fledgling PI Johnny Hawke has his hands full with a runaway youth and a cross-dresser's baffling murder. Read full book review >

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MY BRILLIANT IDEA (AND HOW IT CAUSED MY DOWNFALL) by Stuart David
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Funny but fluffy, this is an engaging diversion, if not a particularly memorable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack schemes to win the help of a classmate who distrusts him in this first offering for teens from Scottish musician and author David. Read full book review >

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POACHED by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This thrill-ride of a mystery is chock-full of hijinks for middle-grade sleuths and budding zoologists alike. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Belly Up (2010), 12-year-old trouble-magnet Teddy is still living at FunJungle, a massive zoo and amusement park, with his primatologist mother and wildlife photographer father. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS ABANDON by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2004

"A skeletal thriller, evidently written on the back of a series of cocktail napkins, that's most notable, like Woods's other recent novels, as a pretext for bringing his stable of stock heroes and villains into different permutations with nary a new idea in sight."
Now that Stone Barrington, on a Florida trip, has helped nail the guy who killed Holly Barker's fiancé (Orchid Blues, 2001), Orchid Beach police chief Holly comes to the Big Apple to involve him in her hunt for a mobbed-up fugitive from her brand of justice. Read full book review >

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Lord Moira's Echo by Stuart Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Engaging food for thought for Austen fans.
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Bennett (The Perfect Visit, 2011), in his second work of historical fiction, explores Francis Rawdon-Hastings' relationship to a young Jane Austen and her effect on him well after her death.Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORCHID by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Juiceless, uninspired, routine: Woods's worst yet."
Hit-or-miss thrillermeister Woods (The Short Forever, p. 140, etc.) misses big-time with this tale of a real-estate developer who's executing the competition, and everybody else in sight, in Police Chief Holly Barker's beloved Orchid Beach. Read full book review >

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KING DAVID DANCES by Francis Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"Altogether, a commonplace book unconvincingly disguised as fiction."
King David Dances ($12.95 paperback original; May 15, 1997; 62 pp.; 1-874597-44-8): The veteran Irish novelist and poet (b. 1902 ) spins an insufficiently fanciful tale of a depressed archaeologist's reaction to the recovery of the Ark of the Covenant. Read full book review >