Search Results: "Kirsten Tranter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

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A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >

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COURTING FAVOUR by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"One sentence simply proceeds to the next, and event transpires to event, 'transpire' being a Tranter crutchword."
Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN ROLLING DOWN A HILL by Kevin Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2016

"While this fantasy adventure tale would benefit from more characterization and tension, it still delivers a fun read."
A scrappy group attempts to overthrow an evil dream world ruler in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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THE LION'S WHELP by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

Another lively take on Scotland's turbulent history, by the wonderfully prolific Tranter (The Marchman, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT by Kirsten Kaschock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Powerfully original verging on the obfuscatory, this is a novel with no middle ground: Readers will either love or hate it."
Siblings, mysterious billboard messages, maimed children and a bizarre art form coalesce, up to a point, in an unusual, dreamlike tale. Read full book review >

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FRENCH TRYSTS by Kirsten Lobe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Plenty of red-hot sex, but the book lacks the punch of Lobe's debut."
Lobe's second novel (Paris Hangover, 2006) offers a steamy peek inside the life of a modern day courtesan. Read full book review >

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PRESSED TO DEATH by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"Weiss trades down from a focus on her characters' personal lives to something more plot-driven, diminishing the charm of her series debut (The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, 2016)."
The curator of a most unusual museum tries to prove she's innocent of murder when the original owner of her latest exhibit winds up dead. Read full book review >

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PARIS HANGOVER by Kirsten Lobe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"There's something for everyone in this witty novel: red-hot love scenes, glorious depictions of Parisian sights and a snappy story."
An ex-New York fashion designer heads to the City of Light in search of love. Read full book review >