Search Results: "Jennifer Barclay"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLING IN HONEY by Jennifer Barclay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Light and lively reading with an understated edge."
A peripatetic 30-something Englishwoman's account of how a Greek island "got under [her] skin" and showed her the way to contented self-direction. Read full book review >

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COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE JUST FINE by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"It's hard to judge intent, but even if this might provide lighthearted reassurance for young squinters, it's going to leave more observant parents and other caregivers disquieted, at best. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Repeatedly uttering the titular protest, a child is dragged off to "see" the eye doctor in this neatly drawn, too neatly resolved take on a common experience. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

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RICHER THAN RUBIES by Tessa Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Jo's intelligence and talent make it hard to accept her entanglement with one-dimensional Ivan in this sexless romance."
A jewelry designer's intriguing new commission expands into an overplotted adventure from mystery author Barclay (A Final Discord, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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FAR FROM TRUE by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Barclay's sequel to Broken Promise (2015)—the third book in the series will reveal why the number 23 turns up in all kinds of bad situations here—trades in thrills for black humor. But it's a crowd-pleaser nonetheless from one of the most reliable craftsmen in crime fiction."
During the local drive-in's last-ever triple feature, a mysterious explosion topples the screen, killing four people. It's not the only bizarre incident shaking up the New York town of Promise Falls, a popular suicide spot where all lives seem at risk. Read full book review >

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NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A little talky, but scary enough to keep the pages turning."
What kind of family would disappear in the middle of the night, abandoning a 14-year-old girl forever? Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF DUST by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"As Greg and Liz's romance spins busily in the background, Barclay wisely sets her mystery front and center. Only a too-pat solution mars the brisk dialogue and well-clued plot."
Crown Prince Gregory is abroad again and up to his royal ears in murder. Read full book review >

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DIAMONDS IN DISGUISE by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Barclay offers a genuine puzzle, but as usual, it takes a back seat to local color and royal shenanigans."
Crown Prince Gregory (To Die For, 2007, etc.) heads to Rome to help his grandmother out of a royal mess. Read full book review >

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A BETTER CLASS OF PERSON by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"A pipe dream of upscale fantasy with little mystery, less suspense, and no romance to speak of, but a good deal of hobnobbing with the rich and formerly titled."
Some birthday parties just aren't meant to be fun. Read full book review >

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FEAR THE WORST by Linwood Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Barclay (No Time for Goodbye, 2007, etc.) has written a page-turning thriller that's intense, compelling and, for the most part, expertly paced."
A daughter's mysterious disappearance thrusts her father into the world of violence and deception that lurks just below the surface of his nondescript Connecticut suburb. Read full book review >