Search Results: "Jaclyn Moriarty"


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THE CRACKS IN THE KINGDOM by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not for the impatient or new reader, but otherwise even better than the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Moriarty's latest draws this world and Cello ever closer. Read full book review >

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A TANGLE OF GOLD by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 29, 2016

"Colorful and madcap, a veritable 'whirlshine' of sparkle, with a side of tears: deeply satisfying, perfectly ended. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A grand finale to a grand adventure, complete with truly startling revelations. Read full book review >

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THE SPELL BOOK OF LISTEN TAYLOR by Jaclyn Moriarty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Chick-lit-reading older teens might be willing to give this a try, but the focus on marriage and parenthood make it more likely to appeal to their mothers. (Fiction. YA)"
Adult crossover that doesn't. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"As memorably unique as Bindy herself. (Fiction. YA)"
Told in emails, transcripts, memos and other musings, Bindy records the eventful start of Year 11 at Ashbury, an Australian private school Moriarty has portrayed in her previous work. Read full book review >

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MORIARTY by Anthony Horowitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Readers who aren't put off by the Hollywood pacing, with action set pieces less like Conan Doyle than the Robert Downey Jr. movies, are in for a rare treat, a mystery as original as it is enthralling."
A Sherlockian pastiche without Holmes and Watson? Yes indeed, and it's a tour de force quite unlike any other fruit from these densely plowed fields. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS* by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"But who can resist Moriarty's biting humor? (Fiction. YA)"
Like the namesake in Moriarty's bestselling Feeling Sorry for Celia (many clever references creep in), three more Aussie teens must establish pen pals at a rival public high school. Read full book review >

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FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Adolescence, zits and all, described with wit and empathy. "
When a teenager acquires a pen-pal and a life, highs and lows alternate as dizzily as adolescent hormone levels in this engaging Australian debut. Read full book review >

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A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Another one of a kind from the inimitable Moriarty, this time, a barely epistolary fantasy series opener unlike anything else out there. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Another winner, sure to please old fans and create new ones. (historical note) (Epistolary dramedy. YA)"
Moriarty has done it again. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY by John E. Gardner
Released: Dec. 12, 1975

"To Holmes' fiddle, add the faddle."
There's no particular reason to assume that Holmes' followers or even faddists will be drawn to this second in the series (Moriarty's Return, 1974). Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF MORIARTY by John E. Gardner
Released: Oct. 28, 1974

"Gardner is just not in a class with Watson and the plot bears only a tangential relationship to the original canon."
We don't know how to square this tale of evil, based on the journals of the notorious Moriarity himself, with the intelligence lately provided by the good Watson (The Seven Per-Cent Solution, p. 650). Read full book review >

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MORIARTY RETURNS A LETTER by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Robertson (The Baker Street Translation, 2013, etc.) extracts another ebullient puzzle from the most improbable yet thoroughly logical sources imaginable."
More trouble for the Sherlock Holmes letters and the curators who love them not wisely but too well. Read full book review >