Search Results: "Kathleen McCleary"


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LEAVING HAVEN by Kathleen McCleary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"McCleary's richly drawn characters face intriguing challenges, yet the tale lacks momentum."
Georgia and Alice have seen each other through the tribulations of marriage and motherhood, becoming the best of friends, but can their relationship survive the deepest betrayal? Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSION OF MURDER by Carol McCleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"A jaunty roman à clef studded with footnotes and vintage photographs and drawings. Bly's second caper (The Alchemy of Murder, 2010) breezily avoids a sophomore slump."
Famously feisty feminist faces Phileas Fogg's feat...but murder threatens to take the wind out of her sails. Read full book review >

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THE FORMULA FOR MURDER by Carol McCleary
Released: July 17, 2012

"Period photos and apt quotations from the roman à clef sidekicks add additional spice to Nellie's third delightful romp (The Illusion of Murder, 2011, etc.)."
With the help of Oscar Wilde, a romantic H.G. Wells and others, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly probes the suspicious suicide of a beloved protégée. Read full book review >

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BORN FOR ADVENTURE by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Karr's story has plenty of humor and gives readers a front-row seat in one of Stanley's thrilling yet perilous expeditions. (author note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Karr's latest is a fictionalized account of Henry Morton Stanley's Expedition for the Relief of Emin Pasha of 1887. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE’S FOOL by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Fortune at least seems to be smiling on him at the end, and his distinct narrative voice and sturdy optimism will put readers solidly on his side. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Wearied of whippings and scorn, a young Fool escapes his overlord and sets out in search of a more congenial employer in this robust 14th-century tale. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Absorbing and unwaveringly suspenseful. (Fantasy. YA)"
Thrumming with dense, meaningful tension from first page to last, this middle installment in the Resurrection of Magic trilogy follows the two plotlines established in the first volume, Skin Hunger (2007), through despair, oppression and rare moments of hope. Read full book review >

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BONE DRY by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, readers with a willingness to surrender their disbelief will enjoy this offering for the swashbuckling, occasionally bloody, and frequently hilarious adventure it is. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It isn't easy being assistant to Dr. Asa B. Cornwall, phrenologist, flimflam artist, and genius. Read full book review >

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SKULLDUGGERY by Kathleen Karr
Released: March 1, 2000

"Helena and involves the body of Napoleon himself; this novel is rich in period color and good old-fashioned derring-do. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2439-5 From Karr (Man of the Family, p. 1312, etc.), a historical novel that is remarkably cheerful, considering that among its key elements are grave-robbing and a hideous criminal on the prowl. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH FIRE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers will admire Greer for the plucky way she stands up to her mother's menacing impresario, and though the wrap-up seems too quick, the prospect of a sunnier future for Greer and her mother ends the tale on a satisfyingly rising note. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Supposedly rigged séances summon a genuine Presence through the Infernal Gates in this deliciously melodramatic page-turner, set in the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >