Search Results: "Lillian Stewart Carl"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BURNING GLASS by Lillian Stewart Carl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2007

"A little romance, a dash of mystery and a soupçon of history make a hearty, if overly complicated, dish."
A plan to capitalize on the connection between Ferniebank, a Scottish Border Castle, and recently famous Rosslyn Chapel goes awry. Read full book review >

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THE AVALON CHANTER by Lillian Stewart Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"The historical detail slows the progress of the story, but it's still full of enjoyable twists."
Could Farnaby Island be the Avalon of Arthurian legend? Read full book review >

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THE CHARM STONE by Lillian Stewart Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Though Carl (The Burning Glass, 2007, etc.) could have pruned this installment, she manages to tie up the loose ends, renew Jean and Alasdair's shaky relationship and describe Williamsburg in a manner that will delight former visitors and intrigue those who have never been there."
Historic Williamsburg has been the scene of many provocative acts of violence. The latest isn't a reenactment. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PORTRAIT by Lillian Stewart Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"Mystery, history and sexual tension blend with a taste of the wild beauty of the Highlands: an enjoyable tale, if a wee bit too long."
A Louis d'Or coin whose owner wants it authenticated pitches American historian Jean Fairbairn, a partner in the magazine Great Scot, into mystery and mayhem in the Western Highlands. Read full book review >

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Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY WEST by Amelia Stewart Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"An effective tribute, as far as it goes, to a great enterprise; visually appealing, with historical interest but in need of the kind of careful explanation provided for Marion Russell's memoirs (p. 1079). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
With her husband and seven children, Knight traveled in 1853 from Iowa to the Oregon Territory. Read full book review >

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SILLY TILLY'S VALENTINE by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Still, easy-to-read holiday stories are always in demand, and this one is, if unexceptional, fairly harmless. (Fiction. 5-7)"
A third holiday adventure (Silly Tilly and the Easter Bunny, 1987, etc.) about the absent-minded mole and her friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A light and winning portrait of the commingling of British art and commerce."
The qualities that made Lillian Browse so successful as an art dealer are evident in her autobiography: She brought native charm, enthusiasm, and inventiveness to a field in which, in the 1940s, these qualities were in short supply. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GODDESS AFFAIR by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 1996

"An unappealing Gwenn is again outclassed by O'Donnell's alternate sleuth, Norah Mulcahaney."
Manhattan p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAGGEDY MAN by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Diluted pleasure for police procedural fans—and again outclassed by this veteran author's Norah Mulcahaney series."
Echoes of NYC's daily headlines resound in this chapter in the life and times of p.i. Read full book review >

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USED TO KILL by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"The plot is complex but believable, the characters and dialogue a bit wooden, and Gwenn herself is less appealing than O'Donnell's best creation—policewoman Norah Mulcahaney—but the zigs and zags here will hold the reader to the final surprising twist."
Private investigator Gwenn Ramadge, the author's newest heroine (A Wreath for the Bride, 1990), is trying to find the truth behind the death of businessman Douglas Trent, bludgeoned to death in his elegant Queens home. Read full book review >