Search Results: "Lindsey Barraclough"


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THE MARK OF CAIN by Lindsey Barraclough
Released: May 10, 2016

"Literary, scary, and made to read with all the lights on. (Historical fantasy/horror. 12 & up)"
Cora, Mimi, and Roger are back—back at Bryers Guerdon and in for another dose of mysterious, creeping horror in Barraclough's follow-up to Long Lankin (2012). Read full book review >

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LONG LANKIN by Lindsey Barraclough
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A good, old-fashioned literary horror tale for sophisticated readers. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
A thoroughly terrifying, centuries-old monster stalks two children sent from London to stay with their great-aunt in the country. Read full book review >

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FAMILIAR ACTS by June Barraclough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1994

"Their romance, too dependent on ridiculous intrigue, is unconvincing, and in the end, the book is just as statically beholden to genre conventions as Hester's father is to Victorian ones."
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faáade of a Victorian English family. Read full book review >

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FRAGILE SPIRITS by Mary Lindsey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"For die-hard paranormal fans only. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The formulaic plot of Shattered Souls (2011) continues in this companion novel. Read full book review >

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RIPTIDE by Lindsey Scheibe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2013

"Solid. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This debut about a surfer girl delves into hidden child abuse and scores with strong characterizations. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL TREATMENT by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"It's a lively if lightweight romp that will please many young girls with glamorous dreams. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This breezy sequel to Princess for Hire (2010) continues a middle-school girl's dream come true: She's magically transformed into various princesses and lives their lives for them while the real princesses take a vacation. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED SOULS by Mary Lindsey
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Lingering threads suggest a sequel, but isn't that part of the formula? (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A formulaic forbidden-love story and teen debut featuring [insert female name:] Lenzi, who [insert paranormal gift:] serves as a conduit for ghosts with unresolved issues, and [insert male name:] Alden, the guy she wants but shouldn't have. Read full book review >

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THE ACCUSERS by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2004

"As usual, Davis's sprightly narrative focuses on customs, history, and details of the Metellus and Falco households and takes its time unraveling the mystery."
Fifteenth adventure for the inimitable Roman shamus (official job title: informant) Marcus Didius Falco. Read full book review >

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TIME TO DEPART by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"Heavy going for others."
Davis's seventh foray into ancient Rome when it was ruled by the Emperor Vespasian, as seen through the eyes of the writer's informer-sleuth Marcus Didius Falco (Last Act in Palmyra, p. 100, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2010

"Intelligent, unvarnished and ultimately hopeful; essential reading for anyone touched by childhood cancer."
VanDyke's memoir of an idyllic childhood changed irrevocably by cancer. Read full book review >

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From Darkness to Light by Lindsey Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A former editor's charming quarter-life awakening account."
Lewis, now a life coach, details how she quit her magazine job, traveled to France and Greece, and ultimately found a new love and career in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF NIGHT by David Lindsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1999

"And he's one of the few who consistently bears up."
An engrossing thriller about autumnal Cold Warriors. Read full book review >