Search Results: "Katharine Marlowe"


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NIGHTFALL by Katharine Marlowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Easy-going, moderate suspense."
Mildly involving suspense in which a high-school teacher is harassed by an obsessed student, himself the victim of parental neglect and abuse. Read full book review >

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SECRETS by Katharine Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1992

"Froth gone flat under the weight of pretensions."
A woman learns to accept responsibility for herself—in a romantic fantasy that, like Marlowe's Heart's Desire (1991), takes itself too seriously. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The Ford gossip is news, but better than the psychobabble about Kate is the inspiring story of her mother, a strong, complex heroine if ever there was one. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A psycho-bio of the actress and her mother that begins as riveting melodrama and turns into talk-show buffalo chips. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by James Robert Parish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Parish regards Hepburn more objectively than most of her other biographers, but he comes up with little that is definitive or new—perhaps because of the dearth and deaths of primary sources to document her (sex) life."
To the often-told stories of Hepburn's life, this latest biography promises to add the untold. Read full book review >

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THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 1988

"A serious disappointment, but it'll probably turn up in most Chandler fans' Christmas stockings anyway."
Preiss invited 23 authors to write a short story featuring private eye Philip Marlowe and, unfortunately, all of them agreed: despite their personal afterwards citing Chandler's humor, grace, style, their indebtness to him for their careers, etc., only three writers manage to honor Chandler; the rest merely pander or parody. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE by David Riggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"Limning a life described by its protagonist as 'infinite riches in a little room,' Riggs explodes the walls of that room in a book that rivals the richness of Marlowe's masterpieces. (50 b&w illustrations)"
Highly satisfying biography of the first great English playwright, who was also a "landmark figure in the history of atheism and sedition." Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, one glimpses, and misses, the novel it might have been."
Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote. Read full book review >

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NEVER RESIST A RAKE by Mia Marlowe
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"The author's writing abilities make the book worth reading in spite of the unlikable main characters. Walk, don't run, to get your hands on it."
The invalid first marriage of a marquess is discovered to be legally binding, transforming the adult son of that marriage from a lonely bastard into a bitter lord. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Too clever for its own good: a potentially exciting hybrid of the historical and the fantastic that ultimately self-destructs into an overly manipulated, quaintly academic exercise in parody."
A novel that brings woe to a small army of would-be Poes is Marlowe's (The Memoirs of Christopher Columbus, 1987, etc.) latest plunge into the past. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF AN OLD MAN'S GIRLHOOD by Shaughn Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"An engaging, frank true-life tale that, though not always happy, is certainly hopeful."
Marlowe's (Under the Lion's Paw, 2010, etc.) debut memoir offers a deeply honest account of what it was like growing up a boy in a girl's body. Read full book review >