Search Results: "Lou Allin"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE LEARNING IS A MURDEROUS THING by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"The staccato, herky-jerky prose is distracting, but the quirky humor and red herrings—or quail, as the case may be—are thoroughly enjoyable."
A professor's toil in the mines of Copper University's English department is unpleasantly relieved when a student falls from a library window to her death at the teacher's feet. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO DID by Lou Allin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"The latest from veteran Allin (Contingency Plan, 2012, etc.) is a mediocre mystery whose historical information makes it worth reading."
It's 1896 in British Columbia, and a young police officer is working a case that's deeply personal to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAN CORN MURDERS by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Departing from her Belle Palmer series (Memories Are Murder, 2007, etc.), Allin paints an enticing portrait of the Southwest and adds appealing sleuths, a touch of romance and enough red herrings for an enjoyable mystery."
For all its austere beauty, southwestern Utah proves a place of great danger for a visiting journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU GEHRIG by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Readers will feel good after reading this biography—and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig's standard. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The aw-shucks decency of Gehrig drives this picture-book biography from Adler (One Yellow Daffodil, 1995, etc.); what comes through is Gehrig as a genuine rarity, blessed with colossal athletic talent that he carried with dignity and modesty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU HOOVER by Nancy A. Colbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"This is a serviceable biography of one of the unsung women of the era, but it's also dull, more of a laundry list of good works than the story of a person's life. (b&w photos, chronology, bibiliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Colbert delivers all the facts in this entry in the Notable Americans series, but the life she chronicles, though admirable, is more about duty than inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL by Patricia Keeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing if slight addition to beach reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lizzie's companion is a big, blue inflatable seal named Lou. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOU by Angela von der Lippe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"The truth about Lou? Not likely."
A debut about a famous fin-de-siècle figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pair this with Feet Man and Mr. Tiny (April 2006) for a foot-long storytime theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Whackety, thwackety, flappety feet." Read full book review >