Search Results: "James L. Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

THIEVES OF MERCY by James L. Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Realistic combat, rowdy humor, and tense adventure, all combined in a well-researched historical that's authentic and enjoyable."
Confederate naval action on the Mississippi in a sequel to Glory in the Name (2003). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Nelson makes an entertaining case that the American Revolution may have been won on Bunker Hill."
A clever, often sardonic history of an iconic battle. Read full book review >

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ON THE VOLCANO by James Nelson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"If you're looking for True Grit, better keep riding. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
It's 1871, and 16-year-old Katie's widowed father, Jack, has raised her all alone on the slopes of a volcano in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN PARIS by D-L Nelson
Released: June 19, 2013

"Nelson's fourth Third-Culture Kid mystery (Murder In Geneva, 2012, etc.) provides a slight mystery, a charming heroine enjoying life in present-day France and just a tad too much historical back story."
A chance for a short-term job on an archaeological dig in Paris breaks up a relationship and threatens much worse damage. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN GENEVA by D-L Nelson
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Multicultural Annie's third (Murder in Argeles, 2011, etc.) presents a pretty puzzle on two levels, past and present."
A young freelance writer who specializes in history must solve both a very old puzzle and a brand new murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARD by D-L Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Halting and clunky; this is a story that stops rather than ends."
A recycled Christmas card, which the protagonists annually update, tracks the trajectory of their friendship. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON INSEL POEL by D-L Nelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"The fifth in this capable series includes alternating World War II subplots about a half-Jewish woman and an RAF pilot with a connection to Insel Poel. Although the main mystery is wrapped up, readers are left to wonder whether those other stories will continue in the next installment."
A small island off the coast of Germany provides the picturesque setting for some nasty murders. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN ELY by D-L Nelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2015

"Nelson (Murder On Insel Poel, 2014, etc.) combines another fine modern-day mystery with historical information, this time adding action sequences from international thrillers to the mix."
A writer's visit to Britain lands her in multiple difficulties. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN ARGELÈS by D-L Nelson
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"Armed with a story line that circles around but never meets a solid plot, Nelson's latest (Murder in Caleb's Landing, 2010, etc.) mystifyingly spends more time discussing Annie's bathroom habits than creating likable characters."
An inveterate traveler back in Argelès must team up with her ex when she's confronted with the body of a local priest who's also an old friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A personal, moving journey that will be a welcome addition to any military-history shelf."
Journalist Nelson mines his grandfather's wartime experience in an attempt to shed light on what became of his company during their time "over there." Read full book review >