Search Results: "Keith Gilman"


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FATHER’S DAY by Keith Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Despite some awkward flashbacks, Gilman's debut keeps the tension strong while showing that Philadelphia isn't just about brotherly love."
An ex-cop must confront his past when he moves into his late mother's West Philly row home in Minotaur/PWA's Best First Private Eye Novel of 2009. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S KEEPER by Keith Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Some grisly bits and overwrought descriptions fail to juice a pedestrian plot lacking the power of Father's Day (2009)."
An ex-cop tries to help out an ex-girlfriend. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Feb. 20, 1970

"Among other things, Mrs. Pollifax makes a fast exit via helicopter—as very amateur pilot."
Mrs. Pollifax is as amazing in this as she was unexpected (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, 1966) before. Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

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ICE CLAW by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for a third book in the Danger Zone series to follow—Max still has questions at the end of this one. (Thriller. 11 & up)"
Gilman introduced Max Gordon in The Devil's Breath (2007), which sent this adventurous teen across Africa in pursuit of his missing father. Read full book review >

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A PALM FOR MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 1, 1973

"The following will be after this — in a single bound."
That alter ego of hearthside matrons takes care of espionage, murder and sinister Arabs holding countrymen as hostages (a coup back home) in a luxury convalescent hotel in Switzerland. Mrs. Pollifax's mission is to find a cache of plutonium, which she does of course, but her contact is murdered, and when she becomes curious about a frightened Arab boy, enemies tighten the net. Read full book review >

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Angels Ten! by Richard Gilman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2012

"A highly engaging memoir of flying the not-so-friendly skies."
An airman recalls his brushes with death—including four crashes while serving as a fighter pilot—in this sharply pitched World War II memoir. Read full book review >