Search Results: "Frank Keating"


BOOK REVIEW

THEODORE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"As homage, its success is unquestionable; as biography, its achievement is a little more dubious. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An unabashedly reverent paean to the 26th president is light on biographical detail but heavy on inspiration. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Frank Keating
by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Like the faces on Mount Rushmore, this entry in the series provides a face but falls short on substance. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Following Theodore (2006) and George (2012), Keating adds a new face to the Mount Rushmore series. Read full book review >

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WILL ROGERS by Frank Keating
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As it stands, without the necessary contextualizing detail to flesh out this most human man, most readers previously unfamiliar with the subject will find themselves no more familiar with him at closing. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An attractive, heartfelt, but ultimately obscure picture-book tribute to the great American humorist and commentator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME WAVES I by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Low-key and diverting, though lacking a standout."
Retiring after a 25-year stewardship as editor of the annual Crime Writers Association anthology, Herbert Harris is replaced, this year, by critic/mystery writer Keating, who includes three original stories (Catherine Aird's slight car-mishap; Mike Ripley's droll plot against Shakespeare; and Michael A. Lewin's hilarious spin on Dan Quayle as an accidental detective), six EQMM reprints (his own paean to ``The Speckled Band''; David Williams's clever customs comeuppance; Robert Barnard's truly malicious tale of seasonal giving; Julian Symons's elegantly written suburban nightmare; Reginald Hill's melodramatic horror story; and Susan Moody's twist on the writer's experience with crime), plus eight stories unfamiliar to American readers from such as Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore in jeopardy), Michael Gilbert (a keen look at business improprieties), Liza Cody (hooliganism at a theme park), and Simon Brett (a long, drawn-out bit of fatherly advice). Read full book review >

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A DETECTIVE IN LOVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Transcends Harriet's debut (The Hard Detective, 2000) to join Keating's trenchant studies of The Rich Detective (1993), The Good Detective (1995), The Soft Detective (1998), and The Bad Detective (1999)."
Because you never know when Eros may strike without warning or pity, John Piddock has an unusually broad-minded agreement with his wife, Det. Supt. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PICTURE BOOK by Susannah Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Hyperbole and emotional wrong notes further detract from the execution of a strong premise: a shaky debut."
An aspiring painter loses her mother and, while seeking out the father she has never known, falls in love and finds her feet as an artist. Read full book review >

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THE SOFT DETECTIVE by H.R.F. Keating
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Veteran Keating (Asking Questions, 1997, etc.) cunningly draws out the particulars of the simple-seeming case that so vexes Benholme till the startlingly sudden resolution."
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Benholme, of the Barshire CID, is so agonizingly reflective that his ability to see every possible side of even the simplest questions has cost him his marriage as well as a certain amount of respect on the job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"An impressive look at the infinite complexities and cutthroat competition driving the deceptively simple business of 21st-century movie delivery."
Chronicle of the multibillion-dollar bout between Netflix and former heavyweight home-video champ Blockbuster. Read full book review >

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The River by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2014

"A gritty, action-stuffed, well-considered thriller with a gun-toting clergyman."
an>In Keating's (An Advent for Religious Liberty, 2012, etc.) thriller, a formidable pastor's trip to Las Vegas takes a nasty turn when masked men kidnap his wife. Read full book review >