Search Results: "Jeanne Matthews"


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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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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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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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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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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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LEXI by L.S. Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Fans may welcome this new effort, but after the author's other, excellent works, this one may disappoint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Just as in A Dog for Life (2006), Matthews combines elements of fantasy with a sometimes rather grim reality. Read full book review >

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A DOG FOR LIFE by L.S. Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Episodic enough to be read aloud, this should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Because of his brother's critical illness, John Hawkins's mother says the family dog must go. Read full book review >

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A WINTER’S NIGHT DREAM by Andrew Matthews
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"A bittersweet but okay ending and it's terrific fun to read. (Fiction. YA)"
A winsome tale in a couple of voices first published in England in 1997; most of the Briticisms remain intact. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF STONES by Greg Matthews
Released: April 1, 1994

"While Matthews's characters tend towards stereotypes, his plots are highly entertaining and his portraits of the Northern Territory evoke the harshness of that hardscrabble land."
A seventh, satisfying novel from Matthews (Power in the Blood, 1993) takes him back to his native Australia, where he traces the destinies of an unlikely trio that survives the rigors of the bush and the upheavals of World War II. Read full book review >

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POWER IN THE BLOOD by Greg Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1993

"Redolent with frontier flavors, but the violence and menace, and even the supernatural effects, ultimately prove more gratuitous than gripping."
A family epic set in the Wild West during the decades following the Civil War, with a telekinetic twist—the latest from Western specialist Matthews (One True Thing, 1989, etc.) is big, bloody, and breezy, but runs out of gas by the end. Read full book review >

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NOW, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I REALLY THINK by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Pretty much what you'd expect, but Matthews has a locked-in readership."
Hardball host and syndicated columnist Matthews (Kennedy and Nixon, 1996, etc.) serves up another helping of his political pronouncements. Read full book review >