Search Results: "Isabel Reid"


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MURDER ON THE EIFFEL TOWER by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"In this series kickoff from Izner (pseudonym for a pair of collaborating sisters), the energetic curiosity of the hero dovetails nicely with readers' interest in a fascinating era. The colorful supporting cast lays a solid foundation for Victor's further exploits."
The excitement of the 1889 World Exposition is muted, then intensified, by murder. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE AT PÈRE-LACHAISE by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"The chief pleasures here are the densely woven web of period details and anecdotes and the chance to rub shoulders with characters who casually embody the most piquant contradictions of a culture both foreign and oddly familiar."
Bookseller Victor Legris's second case begins with the vanishing of a recent widow from Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris and ends half a world away. Read full book review >

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MEMORY OF FLAMES by Armand Cabasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A solid combination of historical fiction and adventure perhaps better appreciated by those familiar with the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras."
Cabasson's (Wolf Hunt, 2008, etc.) third Quentin Margont novel finds the loyal republican soldier caught up in the home-front chaos brought on by Bonaparte's retreat from Russia.Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNEY by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Colegate's first to be published here in almost a decade (The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1992, etc.): sharp-eyed yet warm-hearted, unfailingly witty, impeccably written."
A small, quite wonderful story about manners and morals and the different kinds of love: Colgate's best since The Shooting Party (1981). Read full book review >

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"A deeply pensive, poetic book, propelled by ideas more than plot, that's somewhat hampered by an awkward translation."
A woman remembers her dead lover and explores philosophical topics in 20th-century Argentina in this debut novella. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EXILE by Isabel Glass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"No great claim to originality, but an ingeniously plotted, tellingly detailed, and pleasingly peopled fantasy debut."
Angarred, daughter of Lord Challo Hashan, grows up knowing nothing of the circumstances surrounding her father's disgrace and banishment from court. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE ROYAL VISIT by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Disappointing, then, despite so much that's good."
Intentionally like a Victorian melodrama, Colegate's latest (Deceits of Time, 1988, etc.) has mysterious characters, hints of wrongdoing in high places, and a hero and heroine who virtuously resist temptation, though not without some regrets. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF HITLER'S FORTRESS CITY by Isabel Denny
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A knowledgeable survey of a specific point in the eastern front and its ramifications for the Baltic region."
A focused history of an intensely held Prussian city on the eastern front during World War II. Read full book review >

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FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

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TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

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SWEET 16 TO LIFE by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers clamoring for more. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Chanti Evans is back in another episode of street-smart crime-solving in the Langdon Prep series. Read full book review >