Search Results: "Ian Morson"


BOOK REVIEW

FALCONER’S TRAIL by Ian Morson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Another intriguing look at medieval Oxford and its mores, wrapped up in a sturdy mystery."
Not even Regent Masters of Oxford are safe from accusations of murder. Read full book review >

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FALCONER AND THE FACE OF GOD by Ian Morson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 1997

"Lots of subplots and masked figures obscure the rich central metaphor provided by the medieval mystery plays in Falconer's third outing (Falconer's Judgement, 1996, etc.)."
His exiled mentor Roger Bacon has asked Oxford Regent Master William Falconer to find an unnamed local alchemist, but he's given Falconer only the most cryptic of clues to the man's identity. Read full book review >

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A PSALM FOR FALCONER by Ian Morson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"Fine fare for lovers of the ecclesiastical; for others, a rather dull slog."
At Oxford University, in the mid-13th century, Regent Master William Falconer (Falconer and the Face of God, 1997, etc.) has undertaken a journey to Conishead Priory on remote Lancaster Bay- -the intent being to study the scientific tomes in the collection of Bishop Grossteste, now belonging to library of the Priory. Read full book review >

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FALCONER'S JUDGEMENT by Ian Morson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"This will be most enjoyed by devotees of ecclesiastical history."
A second florid chronicle of the life and times of mid-13th century Regent Master William Falconer, Oxford scholar and teacher (Falconer's Crusade, 1995). Read full book review >

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FALCONER AND THE RITUAL OF DEATH by Ian Morson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This welcome return of the long-dormant Falconer series is a pleasantly simplified but intriguing look at historical Oxford, spiced with a dash of romance."
1271. A long-dead body is discovered in a building being removed to make way for a college in Oxford. Read full book review >

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FALCONER'S CRUSADE by Ian Morson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1995

"Conscientiously shadowy—the Dark Ages at their darkest— with a whirlwind climax: a between-courses palate-cleanser for Ellis Peters fans."
The year 1264 marks a turbulent period for England, with Simon de Montfort challenging the sovereignty of King Henry III, the Crown at the point of expelling all Jews from England, and Roger Bacon's scientific experimentalism contending against faith and superstition. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY INJUSTICE by Ian Morson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Nick's second case is best read for the historical detail rather than the ponderous mystery.

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A Venetian Investigator for the Mongol Emperor is given a difficult case to solve. Read full book review >

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PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

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READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >