Search Results: "Jeanne Matthews"


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BONES OF CONTENTION by Jeanne Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Matthews's debut provides a lively updating of that classic mystery setup, the reading of the will, rife with squabbling kinfolk, quirky Strine (Aussie slang) and a nice introduction to Dinah, who is between jobs and between lovers."
Cui bono, mate? Read full book review >

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BET YOUR BONES by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The overstuffed plot is slowed down by a tutorial in Hawaiian myths and the career mishaps of Dinah (Bones of Contention, 2009)."
Will the bride walk down an aisle of lava? Read full book review >

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HER BOYFRIEND'S BONES by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Politically savvy, but overstuffed with plots and bios of Greek deities. And Dinah (Bonereapers, 2012, etc.) could do with a verve implant."
A romantic getaway turns sinister. Read full book review >

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BONEREAPERS by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"A tepid case that heats up only when Matthews (Bet Your Bones, 2011, etc.) delves into Norse myths."
Freezing to death in Norway. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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JOHN RILEY’S DAUGHTER by Kezi Matthews
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2000

"Matthews's strength is that she creates no villains, but sees all her characters, even the most deeply flawed, with a compassionate eye. (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1973, and Memphis Riley, who's just turned 13, has had an explosive fight with her aunt Clover, a 29-year-old woman whom a childhood bout with meningitis left "broken inside her head." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Valuable reporting on a profoundly important question."
Peace in the Middle East is one of the world's great desiderata, and the Bush administration professes to want it. Why, then, asks former Baltimore Sun correspondent Matthews, is the prospect for peace so dim? Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ARTHUR by John Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Well translated into fluid (not pedestrian) modern English: nice variations on a familiar theme."
A kind of Arthurian apocrypha, as medieval folklorist and scholar Matthews (The Bardic Sourcebook, not reviewed) collects more than two dozen "forgotten tales" of King Arthur and his knights. Read full book review >

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ACE OF SPADES by David Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Moments of exuberant power, but Matthews too often stumbles over his own sentences."
Debut memoir relates the author's struggles with a mixed-race identity, his family's battles with poverty and his search for a profoundly schizophrenic mother who disappeared during his infancy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2011

"Eat your heart out, James Bond."
A rapid-fire biography about the improbable life of humanitarian Stefan Templeton, a "bad guy gone good because he'd never really been that good at being bad." Read full book review >

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The Conveyance by Brian Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2016

"An unsettling tale that downplays its sci-fi elements to great effect."
In Matthews' (Revelation, 2015, etc.) sci-fi-tinged thriller, a string of bizarre events leads a psychologist to an alarming secret that he may not live long enough to expose.Read full book review >