Search Results: "Denise Dietz"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAT UP A COOKIE by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Better luck next time."
The second Ellie Bernstein mystery is just as heavy-handed and empty of witty repartee as the first (Throw Darts at a Cheesecake, 1992), and it's saddled with an even more pedestrian plot. Read full book review >

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STRANGLE A LOAF OF ITALIAN BREAD by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Dietz (Chain a Lamb Chop to Bed, 2005, etc.) has created some amusing characters in search of a plot coherent enough to showcase their talents."
A diet-club leader with a taste for crime investigates a murder. Read full book review >

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THROW DARTS AT A CHEESECAKE by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The manic heroine, tedious pacing, and witless jokes about food and weight make for a sorry debut."
Why is someone murdering all the members at or near their goal weights in Ellie Bernstein's Weight Winner's club, and does this mean she's next? Read full book review >

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IN THE TENTH HOUSE by Laura Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Newcomer Dietz's fevered, often cryptic style makes for a narrative fascinating and annoying in equal measures."
This historical fiction about a doctor's attempt to expose a fake medium dramatizes the uneasy juncture of two highly controversial if burgeoning movements in 1890s England: spiritualism and Freudian psychology. Read full book review >

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THE FLAPPER, THE SCIENTIST, AND THE SABOTEUR by Charlene Bell Dietz
Released: June 13, 2016

"An impressive family tale with a strong cast.
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In this debut novel, a Colorado medical researcher must deal with a lab mystery, thorny secrets, and a boatload of personal conflicts. Read full book review >

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LOGOS RUN by Willam C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Some arresting ideas, but given only a cursory workout in favor of nonstop action and starship velocity."
Second adventure in Dietz's planet-hopping, far-future series (Runner, 2005). Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA'S FALL by William C. Dietz
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Mostly predictable, but no less of a page turner for all that."
Beginning a sort of prequel series to Dietz's Legion of the Damned cycle (A Fighting Chance, 2011, etc.), these are the far-future exploits of what is currently known as the French Foreign Legion. Read full book review >

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GO, SHAPES, GO! by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The title will surely inspire children to create and deconstruct their own geometric dramas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fleming's signature pulp-painted backgrounds set the stage for a performance featuring an assemblage of shapes; created from patterned handmade papers, the forms are choreographed in their activity by a madcap mouse on wheels. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Validation for every kid who's ever picked up a trowel to explore the wonders underground. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The earth beneath children's feet is teeming with activity if only they look. Read full book review >

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TIME TO SLEEP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A perfect fit for the audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A well-wrought bedtime book from Fleming (Where Once There Was a Wood, 1996, etc.), who sends little ones cheerfully off to their dreams. Read full book review >

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COUNT! by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fashioned with care, intelligence, and artistry—a delight. (Picture book. 0-8)"
The substance here is traditional—numbers from one to ten introduced with animals to count; the idea extended with tens to 50—but the presentation is outstanding. Read full book review >

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5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >