Search Results: "Ellery Adams"


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THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY by Ellery Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Adams (Peach Pies and Alibis, 2013) kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines' pasts."
Four women with hidden secrets form a group to combat deceit and solve murders. Read full book review >

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PEACH PIES AND ALIBIS by Ellery Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2013

"An original, intriguing storyline that celebrates women, family, friendship and loyalty within an enchanted world, with a hint of romance, an engaging cast of characters and the promise of a continued saga of magical good confronting evil."
Ella Mae LeFaye is settling into the routine of owning her own pie shop, as well as her newly discovered magical powers; not the best time to investigate a string of murders, but she'll have to, since the enemy behind them threatens everything she holds dear. Read full book review >

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IF I WERE A JUNGLE ANIMAL by Amanda Ellery
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"Husband Tom's expressive, Bill Peet-esque illustrations—in colored pencil, pen and ink—are all they should be: funny, original and so lively they virtually jump off the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Morton's imagination takes him on a wild adventure. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"All 14 entries have a pleasantly retro patina, and even the slightest of them will give your brain a workout."
A gathering of 14 radio plays, each complete with a Challenge to the Listener, celebrates the centennial of the birth of the two cousins who wrote under the Queen byline. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A DRAGON by Amanda Ellery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Parts of the spread portraying Morton's dash disappear into the gutter, but that's really the only bobble in this brief, cheery episode. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Ellerys, both of whom have Disney connections, debut with a sketchy but animated take on a familiar whine: "I don't want to play with my brother! Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Ellery Queen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"But Queen fans will want this posthumous collection regardless."
paper 1-885941-46-6 Ever since Manfred B. Lee, half of the writing team known pseudonymously as Ellery Queen, died in 1971, there's been only one new story about the most durable American detective of the Golden Age—a brief puzzle-tale ghostwritten in 1975 by Edward D. Hoch. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Ellery A. Kane
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies."
In this dystopian thriller, a teenage girl is sent by her scientist mother to bring valuable information to those in rebellion against the totalitarian government. Read full book review >

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Prophecy by Ellery A. Kane
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A solid second installment in a dystopian drama that hinges on human emotion."
In the sequel to Legacy (2014), teen heroine Lex Knightley has moved on and started a new life with her boyfriend—until his father is charged with another violent act.Read full book review >

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DADDY DARKEST by Ellery A. Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"A rigorously written and rousing murder mystery fueled by aggressive plotting and stocked with effervescent youth."
A teenager's disappearance in an airport sets off a dramatic chain of events surrounding an escaped killer and some hard-won truths about love and possession—and how both can have disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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Revelation by Ellery A. Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"A satisfying conclusion to a flawed but often fantastically entertaining trilogy."
In Kane's (Prophecy, 2015, etc.) final installment of the Legacy trilogy, a teenage girl puts her life on the line to try to destroy a sinister company that produces powerful, mood-altering drugs.Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >