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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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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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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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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SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Another mystery presents itself on Moon Base Alpha. Read full book review >

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VIETNAM WAR by Stuart Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful and illuminating overview of the war in Vietnam even though the facts fly like the detonation of an antipersonnel mine. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Murray provides a fact-filled tour d'horizon of the wars suffered by Vietnam from World War II to the Paris Peace Accords. Read full book review >

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The Lightening Round by Bruce Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A fairy tale with a thoroughly modern heroine who tackles problems with grit."
A round and sassy baker chases love and (weight) loss in Stuart's (State and Local Government Workers' Retirement Savings Guide, 2002, etc.) rom-com. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An intriguing work of new ideas on the cutting edge of biology, though not for the uninitiated."
Lavishly illustrated examination of the theory of biological self-organization—territory unfamiliar to most. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"MacBride's gritty prose and righteous, reckless hero (Birthdays for the Dead, 2013, etc.) improve his overstuffed, overheated plot."
A full plate of grisly and baffling crimes challenges Aberdeen DI Logan McRae and his contentious colleagues. Read full book review >

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BLACK FIRE by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"A good plot in a good setting, but the reliance on swashbuckling smoke and mirrors takes the story perilously and needlessly close to farce."
Beijing sends a one-man death squad to Hong Kong to stem the exodus of edgy capitalists before new landlords take over the Crown Colony. Read full book review >