Search Results: "Ian Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. Read full book review >

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DRACULA by Dacre Stoker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Flies and spiders, master! Big, messy, lots of fun—and not Stephenie Meyer."
Bram's great-grandnephew teams up with Dracula buff Holt to reclaim vampire lit from the unholy, unlettered legions churning out today's fang-and-cloak stuff. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"For elementary readers who care, this may be welcome reinforcement. (Inspirational short stories. 8-12)"
In a series of 25 short episodes taking place in their daily life, Elliott and Lucy make consciously eco-friendly decisions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"More appreciation than critique. Cabell's biggest achievement is an annotated guide to Rankin first editions and comprehensive cast lists and episode summaries of the TV series."
An analysis of much-lauded crime writer Ian Rankin's relationship with his iconoclastic detective John Rebus. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S BOOK OF FAIRY TALES by Ian Penney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Some of the appeal will be wasted on American children, but travelers, even of the armchair variety, might give it a go. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
The Billy-Goats-Gruff, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and more of the usual suspects play out their tales on some of Great Britain's historic sites and estates: Stowe, the Giant's Causeway, Kedleston in Derby, the ``Bear's Hut'' on the grounds of Killeston, the garden tower at Cornwall's Trelissick, and Chirk Castle. Read full book review >

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DEAD JOKER by Anne Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Once again, Holt spices her procedural, whose irresistible setup isn't matched by its anticlimactic solution, with urgent news of her heroine's personal life that eventually eclipses the mystery."
The murder of the Chief Public Prosecutor's wife sends shock waves through the Oslo law enforcement community as police officers and attorneys find themselves in unexpectedly uncomfortable roles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2012

"Holt may not answer the question of his title, but his book deepens the appreciation of the mystery."
A guided tour of ideas, theories and arguments about the origins of the universe. Read full book review >

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THE DEVOURING by Simon Holt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A scary yarn spun at breakneck speed, perfect for those chilly winter nights. (Horror. 14 & up)"
"When the dark creeps in and eats the light, / Bury your fears on Sorry Night," begins this creepy tale that reads like A Nightmare on Elm Street with a dollop of demonic possession. Read full book review >

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WHAT NEVER HAPPENS by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2008

"Norwegian author Holt (What Is Mine, 2006) can deftly lead the reader to wrong conclusions and ratchet up the tension almost unbearably, but there's a sadly synthetic quality to Stubo and Johanne's nemesis, who's lining up to be their foe next time out as well."
A flamboyantly gruesome murder spree challenges Norwegian special-crimes investigator Adam Stubo and his wife, profiler Johanne Vik. Read full book review >