Search Results: "Kate Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

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KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH BONES by Kate Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Ellis (Seeking the Dead, 2008, etc.) keeps a steady hand on the tiller in DI Plantagenet's second outing, setting forth her tightly controlled plot in a way that's both cozy and creepy."
A serial killer known as the Doll Strangler may be back after a 50-year break. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE by Kate Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1999

"A lively, unfancy prose style, an absorbing story, and believable characters make for a praiseworthy debut."
An engaging first novel introducing Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson, who has just been transferred from London to Tradmouth, an ancient coastal town, has a degree in archaeology, and is black. Read full book review >

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WILL & KATE by Adam Larkum
illustrated by Adam Larkum, developed by Ink Robin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2011

"Truly a fairy tale to warm cockles on both sides of the pond, with a few dashes of sauce to flavor the sugar. (iPad storybook app. 6-9, adult)"
Oozing charm, a sweet bonbon to celebrate the royal wedding of (probably) the decade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE HANNIGAN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Employing the melodramatic clichés we've come to expect after 90 bestsellers, Cookson (1907-98) was a natural successor to the great English writers of the Romantic era. Vivid, emotionally stirring: one of her best."
First US hardcover publication of the late Dame Cookson's first novel. Read full book review >

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KATE CATERINA by William Riviere
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A promising premise and narrative style fail to create a resounding work."
British-born, Italian-resident Rivière's fifth novel, his American debut, offers an unconventional chronicle of a young Englishwoman's experiences during WWII. Read full book review >

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WATCHING THE GHOSTS by Kate Ellis
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Police procedural meets horror in Plantagenet's fourth (Kissing the Demons, 2011, etc.). The tricky mystery is best read in the bright light of day."
The police in the Yorkshire city of Eborby get a case that brings up shocking events from the past. Read full book review >

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THE BONE GARDEN by Kate Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 31, 2003

"The 18th-century tale of murder is more beguiling than the contemporary one, but Ellis is particularly crafty in dovetailing them, even writing in a role for a Peterson forebear in the process."
Five bodies, two centuries, no waiting. Read full book review >