Search Results: "Hamilton Crane"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONJOUR, MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This time, though, Miss Seeton is hampered by a pallid mystery and a culprit who'll fool only readers dazed by the thick overlay of village gossip."
If you've ever wondered why the Channel tunnel didn't open 20 years ago, you can thank everyone's favorite retired art teacher/sleuth, Miss Emily Seeton (Sweet Miss Seeton, 1996, etc., etc.). Read full book review >

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SWEET MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The story's last-minute murder defies belief, with its full- of-holes motive, but, still, there's fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers, the loony London art scene, and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton."
Yet another entry in the series created by the late Heron Carvic and featuring retired art teacher Emily Seeton, a Miss Marple spinoff, who lives in the gossipy village of Plummergen, Kent, and is both bane and blessing to Superintendent Brinton of the Ashford police (Sold to Miss Seeton, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SEETON UNDERCOVER by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"A deep-dyed village idyll with a tiny, tiny mystery and a characteristic Rube Goldberg climax. (Mystery Guild selection)"
This hardover resurrection for Miss Emily Seeton, the retired art teacher whose sketches have made her an unofficial Scotland Yard consultant—but who's been confined to paperback since her creator Heron Carvic's death some ten years ago—finds her knee-deep in village intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN CRANE by Paul Sorrentino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Sorrentino's authoritative and sympathetic portrait revives a 'bohemian rebel' and prolific, groundbreaking writer."
Thoroughly researched biography of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), who shocked his contemporaries with raw, gritty fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SEETON RULES by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Grave, charming, and foolish—the sort of case that suits Miss Seeton down to the ground."
Away with the petty intrigues of the Kentish village of Plummergen and its equally petty rivalry with neighboring Murreystone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Arnold Adoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"By any standards Hamilton was an unusually clear thinker and brilliant wordsmith. Here a lesser-known facet of her glittering reputation gets a fresh shine."
Before she died, Hamilton (1934-2002), likely the most honored writer for young people ever, also had a thing or two to tell adult audiences about her art, craft, milieu and African-American identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRANE BOY by Diana Cohn
by Diana Cohn, illustrated by Youme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Gracefully celebrates both a little-known culture and its beloved birds. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The black-necked cranes that return to Kinga's village in Bhutan each winter inspire the schoolboy to convince his classmates and the local monks to create a festival in their honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >