Search Results: "Jon Cannell"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1995. (Collective biography. 8-10)"
McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers. Read full book review >

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THE WORST NIGHT EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"An inferior sequel whose only real crime is not meeting the highs of its predecessor. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Wyatt Palmer returns for another adventure. Read full book review >

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A GIRAFFE GOES TO PARIS by Mary Tavener Holmes
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"George and illustrated by Britt Spencer, on the shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From the scorching Egyptian desert to bustling Paris, this historically inspired account describes the remarkable trip of a young guide who brings an unusual gift to the French king. Read full book review >

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MY TRAVELS WITH CLARA by Mary Tavener Holmes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Like Mary Jo Collier's King's Giraffe, illustrated by Stéfane Poulin (1996), this is an engaging animal story that also provides a glimpse of a time when Europeans were at last awakening to the world's size and wonder. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Spun from a true historical episode and illustrated with a mix of simply drawn cartoons and 18th-century prints and paintings, this affectionate memoir recalls visits to the great cities of Europe in the company of an exotic Indian rhinoceros. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT FROM BAGHDAD by Mary Tavener Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Captivating and charming both as animal story and as a glimpse of historical East/West relations. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Holmes, Harris and Cannel (A Giraffe Goes to Paris, 2010) again team up to tell a tale about a large exotic animal who historically ventured into European/Western territory. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MURDER YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1994

"Amiable, sometimes funny, sometimes tedious nonsense."
Another jumpy chapter in the life of Ellie Haskell (Femmes Fatal, etc.)—now thin, married to restaurateur Ben, mother of twins, and mistress of Merlin's Court in Chitterdon Fells. Read full book review >

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FEMMES FATAL by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Over-the-top whimsy—harmless, but no joy."
Ellie Haskell, the author's anxiety-ridden heroine (The Thin Woman, etc.)—mother of infant twins; wife of handsome restauranteur Ben—is but one of the off-the-wall characters living in the English village of Chittenden Fells. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, MS. CHIPS by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Engaging Ellie provides a peek at boarding-school charms and horrors while solving one of her more intriguing cases."
The search for a missing trophy is complicated by misdeeds of the past. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING CLEANING MURDERS by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Strictly for the author's devoted fans. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Housekeepers are dropping like flies in Chitterdon Fells, where designer and sleuth Ellie Haskell (God Save the Queen!, 1997, etc.) lives with restaurant-owner husband Ben and three-year-old twins. Read full book review >

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BRIDESMAIDS REVISITED by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2000

It's tough to get in touch with your granddaughter when you're dead, so interior designer Ellie Haskell's late grandmother Sophia enlists the help of Rosemary, Thora, and Jane, three surviving friends Ellie (The Trouble with Harriet, 1999, etc.) calls "the bridesmaids," to summon her and her housekeeper Mrs. Malloy to the Cambridgeshire village of Knells for a séance that will reveal a long-unsolved murder, and a still-active killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating study not just of a historical crime and its consequences, but also its unintended effects."
Summer of Sam? Fuggedaboudit. If you want to scare a New Yorker of a certain age, evoke the Mad Bomber, the subject of this taut true-crime whodunit. Read full book review >

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SHE SHOOTS TO CONQUER by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Another characteristically over-the-top escapade for Ellie (Goodbye Ms. Chips, 2008, etc.)."
Gothic romance meets reality TV. Read full book review >