Search Results: "Liz Walters"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REBELS’ HOUR by Lieve Joris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Lackluster storytelling dampens the effect of the strong reporting."
A narrative account of war in the Congo from Belgian journalist Joris (Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

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RED SUNSET DRIVE by Jan Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"A solid mystery featuring otherworldly good and bad guys, which primes its readers for future series entries."
In the second installment of Walters' (York Street, 2014, etc.) supernatural-thriller series, a police detective and his ghostly relative go up against vampires in Des Moines, Iowa. Read full book review >

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THE CELLAR by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Sly pacing and a detached narrative voice give this horror story exceptional punch."
This short work reads like a recipe for evil and may well induce a nightmare or two. Read full book review >

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ACID ROW by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Even if the convulsive strands in Walters's largest web yet never come together with the knotty precision of her earlier plots, they all show the damning effects of helplessly raging long-term victims thrashing out in turn to hurt anyone in reach."
What would happen if the citizens of a big-scale suspense novel were as many-dimensional as the suspects in Walters's seven striking mysteries—too complex by far to be pigeonholed as heroes and villains? They'd be the denizens of Bassindale Estate, the English housing project that erupts in a violent riot. Read full book review >

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THE ICE-HOUSE by Minette Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 1992

"Unholy passions seethe inches beneath a proper surface: a brutal, literate debut—especially welcome to fans of Ruth Rendell.(I)"
Ten years ago, Phoebe Maybury's hateful husband David disappeared from Streech Grange after his wife caught him in bed with their traumatized daughter Jane. Read full book review >

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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE LAND by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A disappointing read. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old DJ is the first grandchild to be invited on a solo adventure with his grandfather, and he's excited about it. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF THREE by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Perfect for aspiring doomsday preppers and survivalists. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
When Adam's civilization falls, there's no zombie plague or nuclear war—a computer virus destroys modern technology, and people do the rest. Read full book review >