Search Results: "Imogen Robertson"


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THE PARIS WINTER by Imogen Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"With a twisty, well-crafted plot, this novel is rich in historical detail and robust with personality."
Three young women, joined by their independent spirits and love of art, become embroiled in a criminal plot in belle epoque Paris. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF BONES by Imogen Robertson
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A sure hit for the audience of this CSI subgenre, the rest of us need not visit this Island."
A historical fantasy set in England in the last quarter of the 18th century, this novel features the intrepid detective duo: pert widow Mrs. Harriet Westerman and severe Gabriel Crowther. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF MURDER by Imogen Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Book three is under way."
Spies, corpses, tarot cards and countertenors combine in this appealing if overextended adventure featuring a pair of amateur sleuths in 18th-century London. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF SHADOWS by Imogen Robertson
Released: June 17, 2013

"Though some readers may find this adventure too long and convoluted, the combination of unusual historical nuggets, a taxing mystery and good writing will please many more."
An English widow and an anatomist visit 18th-century Germany to rescue a relative accused of murder. Read full book review >

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INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS by Imogen Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"More a whydunit than a whodunit, but spirited, quality entertainment nonetheless."
A series of murders in an 18th-century English village leads to the investigation of a ruined aristocratic family by an unlikely forensic duo, in an enjoyable debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1978

"A bedside book, perhaps, but only for those fully prepared to doze off and dream not at all."
After-dinner speeches, commencement-day speeches, some humor, and a few lectures by the Canadian novelist-playwright-scholar. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1990

"A grab bag, but a good one, suitable for browsing while waiting for Davies' next novel."
The slightly revised (and first American) edition of the 1979 Canadian collection of journalistic essays, reviews, columns, and character profiles from the esteemed novelist (The Lyre of Orpheus, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNRAVEL by Imogen Howson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"The plot is uneven, but it ends strongly. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Elissa and Lin return to Sekoia to try to help out in the aftermath of the secrets they exposed in Linked (2013). Read full book review >

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LINKED by Imogen Howson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Moral dilemmas and character development distinguish it from the crowded dystopian field. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenage girl learns the terrifying truth about her physically painful visions of another girl's life. Read full book review >

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THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >