Search Results: "Derek Landy"


BOOK REVIEW

SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy
FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2007

"Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A high-intensity tale shot through with spectacular magic battles, savage mayhem, cool outfits, monsters, hidden doors, over-the-top names, narrow escapes, evil schemes and behavior heroic, ambiguous and really, really bad. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Landy gives the term 'deadpan humor' a whole new meaning; readers who prefer their heroes laconic and their action nonstop are in for a wild ride. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a kicking sequel to Skulduggery Pleasant (2007), 13-year-old Valkyrie Cain (née Stephanie Edgley) and her bony, ever-dapper mentor face off against both a sorcerer rated "11" on the 10-point Evil Villain Scale and the more-or-less unkillable chimera he raises up to summon back some terrifying elder gods. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Rattling good fun. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
It's another near squeak for humanity as the laconic, more-or-less dead detective with the natty fashion sense and his young adrenaline-junkie sidekick Valkyrie Cain (née Stephanie) face off against the Diablerie—an all-too-capable gang of supervillains who always seem to stay one step ahead in their scheme to bring the vengeful Elder Gods back to this plane. Read full book review >

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A LETTER TO TIA by Don Landy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2013

"A poignant, sometimes-heartbreaking love song to Landy's special pets."
Landy (Unconditional Love, 2011), in this memoir, chronicles the emotional highs and lows of helping a dog through devastating illness. Read full book review >

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TEN PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Toddlers will enjoy this, the cleanest piggy count ever. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten pigs in a tub?! That can't be fun. Read full book review >

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TEN HUNGRY PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A snack-time (and storytime) treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peanut-butter-and-jelly's a great snack for a pig and a duck…until nine unwanted guests show up. Read full book review >

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HE DIED WITH HIS EYES OPEN by Derek Raymond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Originally published in 1984 as the first of a series of six quintessentially bleak novels that faithfully evoke a world many sensitive souls will be pleased to avoid."
A noir-drenched British import about a nameless cop chasing the killer of an unmourned victim. Read full book review >

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TIEPOLO'S HOUND by Derek Walcott
Released: April 1, 2000

"An artist himself, his painterly techniques are brought to bear in this masterful, lavish, and detailed work."
Winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, the prolific Walcott has also won the Queen's Medal for Poetry, the Guinness Award for Poetry, and a Royal Society of Literature Award, among many other honors. Read full book review >

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TRIAD by Derek Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Good police yarn in an offbeat setting."
Criminal organizations in Hong Kong meet their match in an incorruptible British police superintendent—from the author of Vendetta (1990), etc. Harry Price is the straight cop whose loathing for the drug trade became passionate with the death by overdose of his only son. Read full book review >

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THE NATURE OF RARE THINGS by Derek Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Okay as a locked-van puzzle, but weighted down with Gye's journal entries and outré escapes from gangster widows, international conspiracies, and ectoplasmic manifestations."
Cambridge University parapsychology lecturer Nathaniel Gye comes to the aid of a corpse. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Better as two good biographies than one mediocre one. (16 pages b&w illus.)"
Veteran historical biographer Wilson (The Astors: Landscape with Millionaires , 1993, etc.) takes a long look at England's Charles I and the man who ultimately caused his downfall. Read full book review >