Search Results: "Dorian Cirrone"


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THE FIRST LAST DAY by Dorian Cirrone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A light book that deftly plumbs some pretty dark depths. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This novel makes a convincing case that all time-travel stories are really stories about death and immortality. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN RED SHOES WILL KILL YOU by Dorian Cirrone
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

In the ballet world, size DD means you have "problem breasts." Read full book review >

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THE MISSING SILVER DOLLAR by Dorian Cirrone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Tuned-in kids will enjoy Lindy's inventiveness as she scoops some really local news. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This early chapter book follows multitasking fourth grader Lindy Blues as she tracks down stories for her weekly neighborhood news show. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SCOOP by Dorian Cirrone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Cirrone's mix of an intriguing mystery and a feisty, capable heroine will hold widespread appeal for readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lindy Blues, a pint-sized investigative reporter with her own news show, wants to follow in the footsteps of her idol, Katie Couric. Read full book review >

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A TINY LITTLE DOOR by Judith Dorian
Released: July 20, 2011

"If the parents can pronounce the made-up words properly, a fun time will be had by all."
An illustrated book of children's poetry, in the spirit of Dr. Seuss. Read full book review >

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MURDER WILL OUT by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"The resulting intimate mosaic of eccentric individuals is offbeat but inert—certainly no compensation for Vic Bowering's sorely missed panache and pizzazz."
A moody change of pace after Yeager's first two novels, which starred underemployed New York actress Vic Bowering (Eviction by Death, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIBATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1998

"Despite all the skullduggery, and a surprisingly ingenious bunch of criminals, Vic's fourth packs no more punch than a Shirley Temple."
Actresses must eat, especially if they're six feet tall, so when it becomes clear that Victoria Bowering isn't going to be cast as the sixth Spice Girl, she agrees to take a job as the day bartender at Kerry McAleer's pub. Read full book review >

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CANCELLATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Yeager's smart heroine makes a dumb detective, but, still, this first novel is pleasantly breezy throughout."
An ingeniously updated Had-I-But-Known introducing Victoria Bowering, a sporadically employed actress who describes her own detective gifts as a modest intuitive bent and boundless curiosity. Read full book review >

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SUMMER WILL END by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1996

"The nonstop gossip is appropriately lightweight but lethal, the transparent murder plot just plain silly."
A serial killer in New Hampshire's peaceful Dovekey Beach? Read full book review >

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DESERT DECEMBER by Dorian Haarhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"An authentic, well-wrought picture of another culture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A story that originated in South Africa, to contrast with Isadora's At the Crossroads (1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"Lynskey presents a difficult, risky art form in all its complexity."
An ambitious, astute summary of political songs, from the 1940s to the present. Read full book review >

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Psycho-Tropics by Dorian Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An engaging thriller with plenty of humor, good characterization, and a memorable villain, even if each has moments of weakness."
A homicidal maniac frames a wealthy beach bum for murder in retribution for an old sin in this debut novel. Read full book review >