Search Results: "John Pilkington"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSCOVY CHAIN by John Pilkington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Pilkington's well-researched Elizabethan tales (The Jingler's Luck, 2006, etc.) always please. This one is no exception."
After a precious gift meant for Boris Godunov is stolen, bodies rapidly pile up in this dark Elizabethan tale. Read full book review >

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THE MAPMAKER’S DAUGHTER by John Pilkington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"An intriguing puzzle that shows how deeply religious differences and superstitions affected the lives of Elizabethans both highborn and low."
Thomas the Falconer continues his adventures as a reluctant intelligencer in his gripping fourth Elizabethan mystery (The Ramage Hawk, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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Three Women of Bavaria by John Pilkington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An informative, captivating tale of friendship, family, and virtue."
This debut historical novel portrays the lives of three women living in 17th-century Bavaria and the conflict that arises when the king of Sweden's forces invade their state during the Thirty Years' War. Read full book review >

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MARBECK AND THE KING-IN-WAITING by John Pilkington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"The second in this fine series (Marbeck and the Double-Dealer, 2013) provides all the derring-do and historical interest needed to keep readers entranced."
As Queen Elizabeth I lay dying, intelligencer Martin Marbeck's life is in turmoil. Read full book review >

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MARBECK AND THE DOUBLE-DEALER by John Pilkington
Released: April 1, 2013

"In a departure from his series featuring Thomas the Falconer (The Muscovy Chain, 2007, etc.), Pilkington introduces an intriguing new hero in the dashing Marbeck in an eventful tale packed with the usual Elizabethan minutiae."
An Elizabethan spy travels far and wide in the service of his queen. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN PRINE by Eddie Huffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"It's difficult for Huffman to establish much stylistic continuity when he relies so heavily on quotes from other journalists, but the unlikely success of the reluctant performer makes for fascinating reading."
A guide to the troubadour's career lacks access to the artist himself but benefits from a subject who is as intriguing as his songs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Strong language, partying, sex and drugs were a big part of John's life, and their portrayal makes this a work for older readers, who will find it fascinating. (afterword, discography, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
"The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >