Search Results: "E.S. Redmond"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNRULY QUEEN by E.S. Redmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For readers in the mood for a little menace. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A nanny—Mary Poppins' acidic cousin?—outwits a spoiled fusspot using reverse psychology. Read full book review >

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FELICITY FLOO VISITS THE ZOO by E.S. Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Then there's Felicity, with sunken eyes and red beezer, whom you don't have to like to enjoy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
You've heard of Typhoid Mary. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CLOUD WALKER by E.S. Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1991

"A small treasure marred only slightly by its hyperbolic conclusion."
An intriguing return for Russell (Nice Enough to Murder, 1971, etc.), whose several years' absence hasn't diminished her skills at plotting or characterization. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING DANGEROUS by Patrick Redmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"An unusually gripping, character-driven tale with low-key violence that's even scarier than the gore-on-the-floor more common to the genre. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
A quietly creepy horror debut about the calamities brought to a stodgy English public school by a rebellious student and his adoring chum. Read full book review >

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DEAD EASY by E.S. Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Stylistically, a sharp descent from Death of a Cloudwalker (1991)."
Needlessly cryptic psychological mystery, the third featuring Manton, Mass., school principal Ben Louis. Read full book review >

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BELOVED POISON by E.S. Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A debut mystery chock full of mysterious doings, riveting historical detail, and so many horrifying anecdotes about the state of medicine in the mid-1800s that you can almost feel the evil miasma rising from the pages."
The coming demolition of St. Saviour's Infirmary in Victorian London marks a decisive chapter for a young woman who's lived her entire life there as a man. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 1997

"While some readers might wish O'Hanlon had controlled his more outrÇ rumblings, this is definitely a trip worth taking. (drawings, 3 maps, and 24 pages of photos, not seen)"
Beset by bedbugs, tsetse flies, venal sorcerers, and nettlesome Marxist functionaries, O'Hanlon (In Trouble Again, 1989, etc.) journeys far upriver in the Congo to discover the truth about a prehistoric beast rumored to live deep within the forest. Read full book review >

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THE PALMER METHOD by E.S. Goldman
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Generous, amiable, and touching: a delight."
Sixteen new stories, plus four reprinted from Big Chocolate Cookies (1988) and Earthly Justice (1990), from octogenarian Goldman: a refreshing reminder that, in writing, a late start takes nothing away from a good eye and strong voice. Read full book review >

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SEAGULLS DON'T EAT PICKLES by E.S. Farber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"It's rollicking fun and a welcome new series, a great boys' counterpart to such stellar girls' series as Ivy + Bean. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Combine the curiosity of three boys, the discovery of a map of an island and the legend of Captain Kidd's buried treasure and what do you get? A funny gem of a middle-grade mystery, the first of a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU by Pamela Redmond
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"The message is not subtle: Adoption is good, abortion should be a legal choice but is basically bad, men can be nice but are basically irrelevant."
Separated by decades, three women face difficult choices about motherhood. Read full book review >

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TRAWLER by Redmond O’Hanlon
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A not-so-long but certainly very strange trip, with all the dark radiance and queer humor of this author's earlier work. "
More hard travel to the underside of natural history from O'Hanlon (No Mercy, 1997, etc.), who boards a trawler headed for bad weather and finds as well a feast of weird sea creatures—not to mention the semi-madness of the sleep-deprived. Read full book review >

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THE MAN I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED by Pamela Redmond Satran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Thin and thinly written tale of second chances."
The travails of a newly single mother. Read full book review >