Search Results: "Hazel Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL by Sinéad McCoole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 1997

"Ireland's fight for freedom and a tantalizing portrait of a woman who was at once determined and vulnerable, talented and yet unsure. (24 color and b&w photos)"
A Dubin-based historical researcher rights a historical wrong by revealing Lady Hazel Lavery as more than just a pretty face commemorated on Irish banknotes and in more than 400 paintings by her famous husband, John Lavery. Read full book review >

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HAZEL by Julie Hearn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"However, while intriguing concepts and even flashes of humor abound throughout, the section set in England stretches on interminably, leaving many threads unresolved. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A wealthy girl in early 20th-century England is exposed to the suffragist movement and eventually shipped off to her grandparents in the Caribbean in this uneven work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"Unriveting but solidly readable."
An eighth adventure for Sheila Malory, a widow living in the English seaside town of Taviscombe (Mrs. Malory: Death of a Dean, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY WONDERS WHY by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"With its endless cups of tea, cutesy animal capers, and nonstop flow of inane chatter, this one is for only the most ardent fans of English cozies."
In this sixth of a series, middle-aged widow Sheila Malory, back in her gossipy village of Taviscombe after a foray to the US (Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence, 1994), is a regular visitor to old Miss Graham, who lives alone in a nice apartment in Kimberly Lodge—a residence owned by Dr. Cowley, a long-time favorite of the village's many geriatrics and a dabbler in real estate. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY: DETECTIVE IN RESIDENCE by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1994

"A lifeless cast ekes out a threadbare plot punctuated by the narrator's guileless burbling about American education, public transit, and supermarkets."
``You know these people, and you know the—what should I call it?—the atmosphere of the place.'' It's a sentiment you've heard fictional police officers express often enough before, but rarely to amateur sleuths visiting from another country, meeting the suspects for the first time themselves. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY: DEATH OF A DEAN by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A delectable treat for cozy lovers, British style."
Once again, Sheila Malory, the village of Taviscombe's favorite widow (unable to say no to any request for a favor), is helping the inept, not to say inert, local police with their inquiries—this time in a murder case that hits close to home. Read full book review >

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THE CRUELLEST MONTH by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 1991

"Not as complicated as the author may have intended, but one of the world's great libraries is always worth a visit."
Bland Sheila Malory (the widow heroine of Mrs. Malory Investigates) settles her son in at Oxford, then retires to the Bodleian Library, arguably the nicest setting a mystery could have, to research an article on little-known Victorian authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH HAZEL by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful change of pace for Halloween—or anytime. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Johnny lives with two man-sized brothers who are fond of him despite their careless condescension—he is young, and little; busy Bill and Bart don't want Johnny's help as they chop and plow on their wilderness farm, leaving him to observe and dream and make his own arrangements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers who enjoy meeting strong-minded characters who can shrug off reverses, muse over similarities between a flower bouquet and a poem, and speak as equals both to grownups and other children, will be delighted with Hazel Green. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Here's a young mover-and-shaker who will stay with readers for a long time. Read full book review >

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HAVE COURAGE, HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This Australian import is certain to be welcome in libraries where the other books have been popular. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Spunky Hazel Green returns for a third adventure, again set in her urban apartment house and involving adults as much as the children. Read full book review >

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HAZEL NUTT, ALIEN HUNTER by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not for everyone, but fans of the first will likely be pleased. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hazel Nutt returns for another adventure. Read full book review >