Search Results: "Isis Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 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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Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

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CARTER FINALLY GETS IT by Brent Crawford
FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2009

"Crawford avoids moralizing, while nicely balancing toilet humor and developing social maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
Freshmen firsts: hookups, heartaches, humiliations. Read full book review >

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APOCALYPSE by Dean Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Time is of the essence in this techno-thriller, which boasts a nifty premise but doesn't go far enough with it."
In his latest adventure, former Marine Ethan Warner—who investigates weird occurrences for the feds when not chasing down bail jumpers in Chicago—probes the disappearance of an ex-NASA physicist who possesses a certain kind of second sight. Read full book review >

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A FLOATING LIFE by Tad Crawford
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Odd, offbeat and strangely shimmering."
In Crawford's world, boundaries, especially those between people, are semipermeable membranes with tenuous connections to reality. Read full book review >

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CAGING THE ROBIN by Tom Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A sweet song from an uncaged poetic talent."
"Bird" is the word in this superb collection of verse. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT MACHINES by Robert Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Wait for the inevitable selected poems."
Young Scottish author Crawford holds the pleasantly rakish opinion that modern poetry begins with a hoax: namely, the bombastic but engrossing fragments of Ossian, invented in 1765 by another Scottish poet, James McPherson. Read full book review >