Search Results: "Jane Jakeman"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE KINGDOM OF MISTS by Jane Jakeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2004

"Tacking between aesthetic sublimity and human depravation, Jakeman (Death in the South of France, 2001) provides a strong brew for readers willing to accept a revered artist whose past is nearly as disturbing as her killer's."
It's 1900, and as Claude Monet toils to capture the light that sifts through London's fogs, a darker artist plies his grisly trade a stone's throw away. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY OF DARK WATERS by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"An enthralling tale of depravity and injustice from Jakeman (The Egyptian Coffin, 2005, etc.) that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
The palazzos of the hauntingly beautiful city of Venice hide the malignant secrets of dying families. Read full book review >

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THE EGYPTIAN COFFIN by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Less a mystery than a Gothic romance with an all-too-familiar wicked uncle. But Malfine is an appealing hero, and history buffs will appreciate the evocative descriptions of England and Egypt and the information on the slave trade."
A suspicious riding accident in the West Country of England leads to adventures in 1830 Egypt. Read full book review >

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LET THERE BE BLOOD by Jane Jakeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Jakeman (In the Kingdom of Mists, p. 17, etc.) sets the scene, introduces her appealing hero, and moves the plot along with professional efficiency, though the solution will depend on an extended and suspiciously convenient series of revelations."
A scarred nobleman returning from the war for Greek independence investigates the murders of a neighboring farmer and his son. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE by Jane Jakeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Crisp, vividly evocative prose, interesting people, arresting plot, and unusual background: a fresh, absorbing debut."
As the fashionable Riviera city of Cannes prepares for its annual film festival, newly appointed examining magistrate Cecile Galant is struggling with a series of brutal killings by an unknown assassin named The Mutilator—and an apparently stand-alone murder, the strangling of Rosie Cashel, a young Englishwoman living in the Villa Bleue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Given the authors' considerable experience in this targeted area, business managers interested in managing risk will find this well-written guide of special value."
Consulting financiers offer an abbreviated, practical guide to risk management via performance benchmarking. Read full book review >

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NO MORE CUDDLES! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A fully rounded, easily associative, and visually inviting story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, a bigfoot likes his privacy, even if he is built to cuddle: snuggly, soft, and silky (at least those bigfeet like Barry, who evidently knows about bathing). Read full book review >

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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Sweet, if freighted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera transmutes the simple children's song into a participatory singalong with a nod to wildlife diversity. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

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I'M NOT SLEEPY by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An ideal story for those who prefer softer edges to their bedtime shenanigans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little owlet employs a big bag of tricks when Grandma tries to get him to settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE BED by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. Read full book review >

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by Jane Cabrera
adapted by Jane Cabrera, illustrated by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Ex-toddlers will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera (Dog's Day, 2000, etc.) illustrates this abbreviated adaptation of the nursery rhyme with broadly brushed, vibrantly colored scenes. Read full book review >