Search Results: "Linda L. Richards"


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DEATH WAS IN THE PICTURE by Linda L. Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Stop-and-go detection, inconsequential complications and a heroine who alternates between tough-cookie smarts and breathtaking stupidity."
1931 brings a second breezy outing for L.A. shamus Dexter J. Theroux and Kitty Pangborn, the Gal Friday who was the brains of the outfit in their debut (Death Was the Other Woman, 2008), but who isn't this time. Read full book review >

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DEATH WAS THE OTHER WOMAN by Linda L. Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Richards, winner of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for her debut mystery, Mad Money (2004), shows no such talent here, just out-and-out silliness and dangling plotlines."
Gunsels, skirts, palookas and Prohibition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Brings to life a population of scheming officeholders, xenophobic Californians and frantic slaveholders, all of whom resorted to the ultimate frontier solution: violence."
An ugly tale of gold, greed and politics in mid-19th-century America. Read full book review >

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Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >

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HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN by Linda L. Osmundson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"Though imperfect, nevertheless a worthwhile gathering of mostly otherwise-unsung artists. (Collective biography. 7-13)"
Another in this author's series of titles about Western topics, here she profiles 13 little-known female artists. Read full book review >

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IN THE PAINT by Patrick Ewing
Released: May 1, 1999

Basketball star and former fine arts major Ewing isn't "in the paint" on the basketball court alone; here, with Louis, he offers fledgling painters and their parents practical advice about essential art supplies, organizing a work space, choosing subjects, mixing paint to get different colors, and planning ahead. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"All too cute. But Mommies who speak the language of cats will find it catnip at daybreak."
Amusing first novel and takeoff on the old archy & mahitabel series, with two cats writing to each other by e-mail without their mommies knowing it. Read full book review >

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Released: April 7, 2015

"A charming collection of memories and stories that will encourage readers to follow in Seton's footsteps and engage with the wonders of the natural world."
Knox's engaging memoir introduces a famed British naturalist to a new generation of children. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >