Search Results: "Geoffrey Kurland"


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MY OWN MEDICINE by Geoffrey Kurland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"Very readable survivor story, but, unlike Jamie Weisman's As I Live and Breathe (p. 553), fails to give any real sense of how, or whether, this doctor's perceptions of his profession were altered by his experience with illness."
Memoir of a physician whose world is turned upside down by the discovery that he has a rare and deadly form of leukemia. Read full book review >

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EVER MY LOVE  by Lynn Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A vacation in the Scottish Highlands with a handsome stranger and no cellphone is, in itself, a dream come true. With Kurland's wit and flair, it's a romantic escape for the ages."
A world traveler meets a time traveler in the 21st century and follows him back to medieval Scotland. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON DEAD by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1997

"Clueless in every sense of the word."
Beware of strangers bearing stacks of scandalously revealing photos they want to leave with you, even if they look really juicy—the oblivious principals include a US senator, a superior court judge, and a saintly philanthropist—and even if digging dirt is all in a day's work for you. Read full book review >

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MY SHERLOCK HOLMES by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"No one story is outstanding—but what does that matter in a saga clearly destined to go on forever?"
Hasn't everybody in the Holmes canon, from Irene Adler to Inspector Lestrade, already been heard from? Read full book review >

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DREAMSPINNER by Lynn Kurland
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"An intriguing, delightful romantic fantasy with epic fairy-tale elements; fascinating, well-drawn characters and vibrant descriptions of magical situations and locations reinforce a vivid, enchanting narrative."
Aisling, a weaver's apprentice, meets Rùnach, a simple soldier, on a quest to find a swordsman to save her homeland; but even sheltered Aisling can see that Rùnach is more than he pretends, and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that the world is not as she's been told—and neither is she. Read full book review >

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WHO THINKS EVIL by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A preposterous, entertaining farrago."
In Kurland's (Victorian Villainy, 2011, etc.) latest tale of Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes once again takes a back seat to his historic nemesis as they battle sinister assassins to keep Victoria on the English throne. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS IN THE HIGH-HEELED SHOES by Michael Kurland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"A smidgen better grounded than the equally effervescent Too Soon Dead (1997), though fans who don't share Kurland's nostalgia for an Olde New York of cocktails, cabaret singers, snappy repartee, and Damon Runyon zanies won't find much meat on these singing bones."
Two-Headed Mary, the philanthropic panhandler who dresses like a society matron when she approaches theatergoers for donations to nonexistent charities, is missing. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GAME by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Kurland (The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes, 1998, etc.) provides foolish period entertainment that, unlike even its most minor characters, means no harm in the world."
Despite the slanderous imprecations of Sherlock Holmes, who shares an amusing prologue with him, Professor James Moriarty not only isn't "the Napoleon of modern crime," he's an eminent mathematician who's available for a delicate diplomatic mission to 1891 Vienna. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF INDIA by Michael Kurland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"The fourth Moriarty novel by the prolific Kurland (The Great Game, 2001, etc.) carries forward the never-ending franchise with authentic flavor."
The diabolical (and misunderstood) criminal genius turns sleuth to clear his name, perhaps finding the missing Sherlock Holmes in the process. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF DREAMS by Lynn Kurland
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An enchanting, vibrant story that captures romance, fantasy and adventure with intriguing detail and an epic, fairy-tale sensibility."
Aisling and Rùnach's adventure continues, as Rùnach steps more fully into his royal heritage, leading them back to his grandfather's elven kingdom, where they will seek answers as to who Aisling truly is and how they might save the Nine Kingdoms. Read full book review >

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A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGON by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Freed captives become new friends, teaching this fellow that there are many different kinds of dragons. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >