Search Results: "Kat Beyer"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"This one goes to the head of the class. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
To the recent crop of strong debuts in an overcrowded literary arena add this series opener, a tale of demonic possession and a centuries-old family trade in exorcism. Read full book review >

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THE HALCYON BIRD by Kat Beyer
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers, like Mia herself, will find her birthright, human and supernatural—from risotto alla Milanese to the roof of the Duomo—as delicious as it is scary. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Volume 2 of this classy series finds Mia still living in Italy under the protection and guidance of her extended family, learning the family trade (Della Torres have been trapping Milan's demons for centuries) while she gathers strength to confront the demon that once possessed her. Read full book review >

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WILD KAT by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 1994

"Since Kat's forays into high seriousness only provide enough foreshadowing to wreck the puzzle, ignore them and enjoy another welcome spin around the block with the heroine who acts as if she'd invented Kute."
Kat Colorado doesn't mess around. Read full book review >

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KAT KONG by Dav Pilkey
by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dav Pilkey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"In the same vein: Dogzilla, starring the same intrepid mice and a pleasant-looking corgi (ISBN: 0-15-223944-8; paper: 0-15-223945-6). (Picture book. 4-10)"
The irrepressible Pilkey strikes again with a spoof of the famous film, enacted by a real cat and some mice (``Flash as Professor Vincent Varmint, Rabies as Rosie Rodent,'' etc.) in color photo images imposed on background paintings. Read full book review >

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KAT, INCORRIGIBLE by Stephanie Burgis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Enjoyable mayhem ensues. (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Romance, humor and magic mark this brisk debut novel, the first of a trilogy set in an alternative Regency England. Read full book review >

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COPY KAT by Karen Kijewski
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Except for irritating chapter headings (a Kijewski hallmark), a strong contender for best mystery of the year from a former bartender who, here, uses her background superbly."
This is Kijewski's breakout book, lifting her from midlist author to the front ranks, right up there with that other smartmouthed-p.i. specialist, Sue Grafton. Read full book review >

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HONKY TONK KAT by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 1996

"So Kat's seventh is better than her recent cases (Alley Kat Blues, 1995, etc.), though still not up to 1992's Copy Kat. (Mystery Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Not the best month for country-music sensation Dakota Jones: Somebody's been sending her threatening letters and unsolicited subscriptions to Seventeen and Prison Life; somebody's upstaged her Memphis concert with a flash grenade; somebody's killed singer Joni Ames, leaving a note on the body, ``NOW WE'RE EVEN, DAKOTA.'' (Still on the horizon: a dropped spotlight that nearly crushes Dakota, and a batch of cookies like mama never made.) Read full book review >

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STRAY KAT WALTZ by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Kijewski's ninth packs as much unfocused intensity as Sara's complaints, but the lumbering pace and Kat's gee-whiz undercover work make this less than Kat's finest hour."
Reeling from the murder of her fiancÇ Hank Parker (Kat Scratch Fever, 1997), Kat Colorado is in no mood to buy into Sara Bernard's sad tale of sposal abuse. Read full book review >

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ALLEY KAT BLUES by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Nobody blows the feminist whistle as shrilly as Kat—not even in as overemphatic, ill-integrated a tale as this one. (Author tour)"
Sacramento p.i. Read full book review >

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KAT GOT YOUR TONGUE by Lee Weatherly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Although Weatherly admittedly takes allowances with science, she offers readers who enjoy stories about switched lives the opportunity to imagine the possibilities of starting over with a clean slate. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Katherine Tyler knows she's been hit by a car after running out in front of it, but her explanation for the accident—as well as memories of family, friends and preferences—has been wiped away due to amnesia. Read full book review >

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KAT SCRATCH FEVER by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1997

"Ho-ho-ho. (Author tour)"
When Sacramento lawyer James Randolph kills himself just in time for the Christmas holiday, Richard Carter, the law partner who hired Kat Colorado to check up on Randolph and see what was bothering him (a typical assignment for Kat), is certain that only some personal disaster would've made him pull the trigger, so he gives Kat a blank check to go on with the case. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL ME KIT KAT by K. J. Farnham
Released: April 20, 2015

"An important, difficult book that will appeal to girls who feel lost in the world."
In this hard-hitting YA novel, a teenage girl wrestles with low self-esteem, body image issues, and an eating disorder after she is unable to ingratiate herself into the popular clique at school. Read full book review >