Search Results: "E. Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2009

"Along with the obligatory pleasures of watching Spade dealing with familiar supporting characters for the first time, Gores, a far more virtuoso plotter than Hammett, keeps multiple pots boiling furiously while providing a pitch-perfect replica of his master's voice."
Veteran Gores (Glass Tiger, 2006, etc.) spins the straw of an origin story for the firm of Spade & Archer, violently dissolved in the opening chapters of The Maltese Falcon, into storytelling gold. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST ARCHER SISTERS by Lisa Gabriele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A richly crafted tale of redemption and reinvention that stands out from the crowd."
Canadian sisters clash and cling. Read full book review >

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GEEK FANTASY NOVEL by E.  Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The self-conscious metafictional folderol is likely to lose more readers than it gains, but Archer (pseudonym for YA suspense novelist Eliot Schrefer) creates engaging characters and telling throwaway lines and ultimately wrestles the family conflict at the core of this into a sort of resolution. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
What are the chances that a granted wish will go off without a hitch—particularly when both the Fairy Godmother and the Narrator are ham-handed bumblers? Read full book review >

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THE DEMON ARCHER by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, his logical leaps reveal a murderer with a genuinely gothic, if not terribly plausible, motive."
On the morning of a great hunt, a hidden archer bags Lord Henry Fitzalan, who used his power to alienate everyone around him—and even a few across the Channel, perhaps including his fellow hunter Amaury de Croan, the cunning envoy from Philip IV of France. Read full book review >

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JENNY ARCHER TO THE RESCUE by Ellen Conford
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Conford sticks to her proven formula in this fifth "Springboard Book" about the irrepressible Jenny. Read full book review >

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CAN DO, JENNY ARCHER by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"Sixth in a popular series. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The school is buying video equipment with the proceeds from a scrap-metal drive, and the student who collects the most cans will get to direct the first film! Read full book review >

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SYNDROME E by Franck Thilliez
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Having achieved bestseller status in Europe, Thilliez is poised to do the same in the U.S."
In this terrific French thriller, a veteran Paris profiler struggling with paranoid schizophrenia and a lonely female police detective are brought together by a series of gruesome murders that have something to do with an old experimental film containing disturbing subliminal images. Read full book review >

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E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely not a beginner's ABC book, but the visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Help! The letter E has fallen (down the stairs) and can't get up! Read full book review >