Search Results: "Kerry Shale"


BOOK REVIEW

MARCH OF THE DINOSAURS by TouchPress
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"Spun off from a TV special (trailer included), this blend of science and survival adventure offers both high production values and healthy doses of dino-facts. (iPad informational app. 7-11)"
Big, heavy-looking dinos moan, roar and stump their way through prehistoric landscapes in this elaborately crafted reconstruction. Read full book review >

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Parish Jeppa Goes Wrong by Shale Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Intriguing and with plenty of room to grow."
Nelson's (Target Audience, 2013) dark satire takes readers into the world of the Wrongboys, a confederation of freethinkers who rebel against a dystopia in which reality is embellished and controlled by computer applications plugged into one's brain. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TREAT by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Working a case loosely based on a true story, Corinna and her friends are as delightful as ever, the killer a surprise and the appended recipes a treat."
Corinna Chapman's bakery and her boyfriend both come under siege. Read full book review >

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TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA by Kerry Hudson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A funny and dark sensibility can't quite overcome the flaws of this novel, which ends with plenty of unfinished business, suggesting a sequel or a series."
A coming-of-age debut novel from London-based author Hudson. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD WOMAN by Kerry Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"In a voice uncompromisingly tough, without the witty charm or sugarcoating of so much contemporary female-driven fiction, Hardie creates resonant characters unafraid to navigate through the contradictions inherent in every life."
Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern Ireland with her Catholic husband. Read full book review >

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RUDDY GORE by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"No Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is more convoluted than this tale, though it's still worth reading for the theater lore."
Chasing off a gang that's attacking a Chinese lady and her grandson is only the prelude to a most unusual evening at His Majesty's Theater in Melbourne. Read full book review >

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WAKEWORLD by Kerry Schafer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Baffling sometimes but enthralling and hugely enjoyable."
Second (Between, 2013) in an urban fantasy series where three worlds—Wakeworld, Dreamworld and Between—are real. Read full book review >

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RAISINS AND ALMONDS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another smashing tale of mystery and manners between the world wars."
Australian social pillar Phryne Fisher's penchant for offbeat lovers involves her in a case that requires the close study of Judaism. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BLACK LAND by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"From the often wildly differing conclusions of professional Egyptologists, Greenwood, best known for her mysteries (Unnatural Habits, 2013, etc.), has fashioned a fascinating, plausible and erotic tale."
Three young people living in the time of Egypt's 18th Dynasty become a force to be reckoned with. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S CHEST by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Phryne (Murder on a Midsummer Night, 2009, etc.) handsomely demonstrates once more that even a compulsion to explore every mystery that comes her way needn't interfere with her appetite for life."
Even on holiday, Phryne Fisher can't escape a mystery. Read full book review >

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PAO by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Young leads from the heart (her father served as a model for Pao) to celebrate a resilient world that tourists never see. You'll enjoy the view."
Against a backdrop of Jamaican history, a likable Chinese-Jamaican runs rackets in this eye-opening, rambunctious debut. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S FOOD by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not in any sense a classic mystery. But like-minded readers will find themselves charmed by the oddball characters and obligatory recipes."
A missing father, a bizarre cult and two poisoned shop assistants keep a Melbourne baker on her toes in the latest from Greenwood (Heavenly Pleasures, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >