Search Results: "Edna Healey"


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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A clever inclusion of architecture in the essence of English royal history."
A tireless biography of the house first dubbed a gift to Queen Charlotte in 1763 and its transformations during nine generations of British monarchy. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD by Karen Healey
FANTASY
Released: April 12, 2010

"Fast-paced adventure and an unfamiliar, frightening enemy set a new scene for teen urban fantasy. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
Ellie is in her final year at a New Zealand boarding school, living the typical teen's life: classes, friends, a black belt in tae kwon do and a crush on an adorable yet enigmatic boy named Mark. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH IS MISSING by Emma Healey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A poignant novel of loss."
Maud's memory is failing, slipping further away each day. So how can she convince anyone that her best friend is truly missing? Read full book review >

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WHILE WE RUN by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Suspenseful, well-crafted and visionary. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In the follow-up to When We Wake (2013), a diverse, skilled and politically committed group of teenagers fights a chillingly sinister government in a future Australia. Read full book review >

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THE SHATTERING by Karen Healey
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Less a whodunit than a 'how do we stop it!?', this fantasy-steeped mystery should appeal to fans of Franny Billingsley's Chime (2011) and Holly Black's Curse Workers series. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
A motley crew of teens band together to catch a serial killer and break the perverse spell that keeps their New Zealand resort town so idyllic. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Accessible, thoughtful and compelling—science fiction done right. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a fast-moving and carefully built science-fiction story, Tegan Oglietti attends a climate change rally in 2027 and wakes up in a hospital just over 100 years later. Read full book review >

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THE CANTERBURY PAPERS by Judith Koll Healey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Intriguing premise, stifled by a scholarly obsessiveness."
A dangerous mission and a reluctant princess. Read full book review >

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SUITABLE FOR FRAMING by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"But the first half of this story, with its reeking background, is a scorcher: Even on deadline, Buchanan couldn't write a boring page. (Literary Guild featured alternate selection)"
Miami never lets up—certainly not for crime reporter Britt Montero (Miami, It's Murder, 1994, etc.), who gets no more home- cooked meals or eight-hour sleeps than any of the cops on her beat. Read full book review >

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TIME AND TIDE by Edna O’Brien
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not O'Brien's best."
Acclaimed Irish writer O'Brien (Lantern Slides, 1990, etc.) explores that ``great chasm'' between mothers and would-be mothers, with smotheringly unrelieved lyricism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Distinctly middle-drawer files—but still a generous bonanza for crime buffs, presented by one of the sharpest writers in the field."
Slightly blurred carbon copy of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, Buchanan's riveting 1987 report on crimes she'd covered during her nearly 20 years as a Pulitzer-winning reporter for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND LONELY PLACE by Edna Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"The nonstop action and romance go a long way toward offsetting the frequent shapelessness of both stories—especially the tale of the real-life outlaws, which all too often reads like an extended summary of old newspaper articles."
As if reconstructing the real-life, century-old tale of Florida's most notorious outlaw couple weren't enough, Buchanan (Legally Dead, 2008, etc.) dovetails it with a parallel modern-day story in this ambitious, inventive saga. Read full book review >

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MIAMI, IT'S MURDER by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1994

Not just murder, but rape, too, as Cuban-American Miami Daily News staffer Britt Montero (Nobody Lives Forever, 1990; Contents Under Pressure, 1992), on the trail of the Downtown Rapist who's attacked half a dozen women in public restrooms, provokes him into sending her illiterate threatening letters and a cow's severed tongue (a Santer°a curse, according to her Aunt Odalys) before her inevitable trip to the ladies' room. Read full book review >