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 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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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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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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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOISY BIRD SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"For fostering nature awareness, this is a welcome companion to the author's previous titles about noisy bugs and noisy frogs. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A say-along, sing-along invitation introduces the art of birding by ear through simple, recognizable bird songs and sounds and, mostly, familiar birds. Read full book review >

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DUCK TO THE RESCUE by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"This well-intentioned duck has a heart of gold to go with his lead foot and ham fist—er, wing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Now that the pigs, the chickens and the cows at Greenstalk's farm have made merry mayhem (Cows to the Rescue, 2011, etc.), it's the duck's turn. Read full book review >