Search Results: "Deborah Grabien"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTY GROVES by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Penny and Ringan may be the most appealing couple of modern mystery, and Grabien again provides terrific historical tidbits."
Historical ghosts threaten to disrupt a prestigious arts festival. Read full book review >

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NEW SLAIN KNIGHT by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Even those who don't believe in ghosts will enjoy this illuminating window into the past, complete with musical and historical tidbits."
A summer holiday in glorious Cornwall turns into a ghost-plagued nightmare. Read full book review >

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CRUEL SISTER by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"Worth reading if only for the fine glimpse of the Bodleian's vaulted ceiling. And it just might make you spare a kind thought for poor Anne of Cleves."
A modern-day design researcher is haunted by a tortured troubadour and a whimpering lassie. Read full book review >

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DARK’S TALE by Deborah Grabien
ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"Still, the graceful prose, deft blending of realism with fantasy and irresistible feline protagonist make this a natural fit for fans of Erin Hunter's Warriors books and similar tales. (Animal fantasy. 10 & up)"
An abandoned cat struggles to find her place within the fragile balance of nature in this fine animal fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVING MEN by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2004

"Welcome darker undertones expand the range of the debut's refreshingly offbeat sleuthing, more focused this time on unraveling an academic puzzle than exposing a killer."
A mournful French ghost haunts a London theater. Read full book review >

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THE WEAVER AND THE FACTORY MAID by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Although unthreatening ghosts produce low-voltage thrills, pastoral warmth and sunny prose from Grabien (Plainsong, 2000, etc.) entertain."
Nineteenth-century ghosts whose story is enshrined in a folk ballad haunt a British country cottage. Read full book review >

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ROCK & ROLL NEVER FORGETS by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"The author of the Haunted Ballad series (New-Slain Knight, 2007, etc.) comes up with something worlds apart but equally pleasing: a deft mystery nicely integrated with a fascinating backstage look at a rock star's life."
An aging rock star and his live-in lady become involved in a murder. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLUE CHICKEN by Deborah Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK OF ANCIENT ROME by Deborah Murrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

Murrell packs an awful lot in this 30-page survey of the City of the Seven Hills (pages 31 and 32 contain a brief glossary and index). Read full book review >

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MADE IN CHINA by Deborah Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"For a (somewhat) less superficial answer to the dragon's riddle, with similar glimpses into Chinese life, stick with Ying Chang Compestine's Story of Paper (2003), or conventional nonfiction. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Using cut-paper figures in, or at least reminiscent of, traditional styles, Nash lights briefly on Chinese history, folklore, culture, and geography. Read full book review >

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MOON AT NINE by Deborah Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A harsh introduction to a disturbing moment in Iran's recent history. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In a novel based on a true story, two teen girls fall in love and face harsh political fallout in post-revolution Iran. Read full book review >