Search Results: "Kate Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

KISSING THE DEMONS by Kate Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lots of grisly bits, but still fits comfortably within cozy confines."
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NOTES FROM GHOST TOWN by Kate Ellison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sudsy but satisfying. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl gets clues from her dead best friend that help solve his murder in this soapy paranormal romance. 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 >

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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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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 ARMADA BOY by Kate Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Ellis's writing isn't up to her ambitious triple plot, but she writes with a nice sympathy for ordinary people caught up in the forces of history."
Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson, amateur archaeologist, finds that his interest in the past isn't simply academic. 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 BUTTERFLY CLUES by Kate Ellison
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A pleasing mix of realism, tension, intrigue and romance. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
An engaging mystery starring a teen girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A spirited portrait of an unconventional family."
An unexpected double pregnancy surprises and challenges a publishing executive and her rock-guitarist girlfriend. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >