Search Results: "Isis Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

A CATERED COSTUME PARTY by Isis Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The killer may be elusive, but the plot is tangled in far too many red herrings."
Holidays are never happy occasions for a pair of sleuthing sisters. Read full book review >

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A CATERED HALLOWEEN by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lightweight mystery with lots of chitchat, food sampling and an impossibly arch coda. Like A Catered Valentine's Day (2007, etc.), includes simple, high-carb recipes, not sampled."
Guess what's wafting around the haunted house. Read full book review >

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A CATERED THANKSGIVING by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The inane dialogue and preposterous plotting are unlikely to tempt even the most devoted fan of cook-me cozies."
A Thanksgiving meal blows up in a diner's face, leaving the catering team on the hook for murder. Read full book review >

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A CATERED ST. PATRICK'S DAY by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sadly, the results are just as scattered and lackluster as in Crawford's earlier entries (A Catered Thanksgiving, 2010, etc.). Even the inevitable appended recipes look uninspired."
The cooking and sleuthing team of sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons get involved in yet another holiday murder. Read full book review >

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A CATERED BIRTHDAY PARTY by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The most appealing character in Crawford's latest culinary mystery (A Catered Halloween, 2008, etc.) is Trudy the Pug. Even the recipes for dogs are the best of the bunch."
A birthday party for a famous Pug ends in a suspicious death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISIS by Jessica Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"Despite being dense reading, this book offers much to learn about ISIS and an expanded understanding of current events."
A detailed study of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from its rise out of al-Qaida to its intended fulfillment of apocalyptic prophecies. Read full book review >

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ISIS by Brendan January
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Paired with a quality volume on Islam, this book can be enlightening; for readers without a solid understanding of Islam, it will likely reinforce stereotypes. (source notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In this slim nonfiction volume, January traces the genesis, activities, and influence of the global terrorist group known as ISIS. Read full book review >

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ISIS by Fawaz A. Gerges
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A specific, timely, well-rendered exegesis of the unfolding global threat."
A thorough survey of the genesis of the Islamic State, from al-Qaida wannabe to lethal caliphate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN ISIS by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A mostly successful attempt at a fresh understanding through analogies, but the enduring sadness of her loss threatens, as ever, to overwhelm."
The previous biographers of Plath (1932-1963) didn't really get it, writes Rollyson (Journalism/Baruch Coll.; Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK by Tom Janikowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An elaborate morality play set among the cult of Southerners and their haunted landscapes."
Grotesque tales of the struggle between good and evil from a dark corner of the American heartland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND OF ISIS by Jo Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Recommended for those with an interest in the ancient world."
Seeress Gull (Black Ships, 2008) is reincarnated hundreds of years after the fall of Troy as Charmian, handmaiden and half-sister to doomed Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Read full book review >