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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FOUR OF DIAMONDS by Alan Pilkington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"A refreshingly straightforward, stirring and unusual adventure."
A young man stumbles his way to enlightenment in the wilds of the Australian outback. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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NOISY FROG SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Without benefit of recordings, onomatopoeia alone can't convey what the book hopes to. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Himmelman follows up his salute to noisy bugs with a look at frogs—how and why they sing and what their songs sound like. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >