Search Results: "Gemma Halliday"


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PLAY NICE by Gemma Halliday
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Halliday (Deadly Cool, 2011, etc.) combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that's enjoyably by the book."
A former assassin can't seem to hide from her past. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COOL by Gemma Halliday
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Light indeed, but merry and often suspenseful. A pleasant, funny chick-lit mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In this light comedy/murder mystery, 16-year-old Hartley tries to prove that her ex-boyfriend didn't kill her rival. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL SUICIDE by Gemma Halliday
Released: April 24, 2012

"Suspenseful fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In a follow-up to Deadly Cool (2011), Hartley Featherstone returns to romp through another murder mystery. Read full book review >

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MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >

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THE COW WHO CLIMBED A TREE by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An outrageously silly story that celebrates the value of creative thinking and taking chances. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Tina the curious cow learns how to fly from a dragon, her sisters think she's gone too far! Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Merino's airy style reflects the light message of the book: celebrate yourself and enjoy your imperfections. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One vain sheep with a gorgeous head of hair plus an egg that needs a place to hatch equals a dandy tale of self-acceptance. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING MONARCHS by John Halliday
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The combination of sustained suspense for action fans with simple but effective portraits adds up to an impressive performance from this first-time author. (Fiction. YA)"
Quickly drawn but touching characterizations draw readers into the suspense and increase the emotional impact in this exploration of a teenage serial killer and his victims. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DARKNESS, WINTER LIGHT by Sylvia Halliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Filled with lewd pinching, seduction with a whip handle, threatened spankings, and rapes: more like bowdlerized hard-core than good historical romance."
Romancer Halliday, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING THOMAS JEFFERSON by E.M. Halliday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Jefferson was such an enigma that studies of him are almost as numerous as the volumes in the great man's own library—but this valuable new account deserves a prominent place among them. (Illustrated throughout)"
Historian Halliday votes to keep Thomas Jefferson on Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >

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THE RESISTANCE by Gemma Malley
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Here's hoping the nicely set-up sequel has a more delicate touch. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
In Anna and Peter's world, medically created immortality has made most childbirth illegal, according to this unsubtle but worthwhile and tension-packed sequel. Read full book review >