Search Results: "Eric Mayer"


BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Mary Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Meanders from brothels to copper markets to public baths and poetry readings, each rife with all the gossip, rumor, deceit and lewdness you'd expect from one of the Lord Chamberlain's cases (Six for Gold, 2005, etc.)."
Constantinople intrigue during the reign of Justinian and Theodora. Read full book review >

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NINE FOR THE DEVIL by Mary Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Whores, beggars, lawyers, even a tax collector and a pope wander around Constantinople's back alleys, brothels, kitchens and church sanctum sanctorums. What a relief for John (Eight for Eternity, 2010, etc.) to be finally freed of his duties and prepare to take his household off to Greece."
How can you find a killer who doesn't exist? Read full book review >

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TWO FOR JOY by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Plotting as byzantine as you'd expect, along with gore, whores, and an eight-page glossary."
Justinian I, emperor of Constantinople from a.d. 527-565, is not nearly as bothered by the seemingly spontaneous combustion of three stylites—holy men who sit atop pillars as they pray and preach—as he is by the missives from another holy man, Michael, who wants to share his power and insists on a meeting. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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SIX FOR GOLD by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A busy historical mystery with an engagingly wry tone. Many detours, but getting there is most of the fun."
Who killed the Roman Senator, and why are the Egyptian sheep slitting their own throats? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN MEGARA by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"John's 11th case combines historical detail with a cerebral mystery full of surprises."
Long used to solving mysteries for an emperor, a newly powerless man must solve one for himself. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >