Search Results: "Louise Ure"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAULT TREE by Louise Ure
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ure (Forcing Amaryllis, 2005) may not provide an especially original plot, but Cade is the best blind detective since the glory days of Max Carrados a century ago."
A blind auto mechanic becomes first the improbable witness to the escape of a pair of killers and then, even more improbably, a sleuth. Read full book review >

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FORCING AMARYLLIS by Louise Ure
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2005

"A warm first-person narrative and a confident tone but not much of a mystery. Fascinating passages about jury selection set Ure's debut apart."
A trial consultant risks life and career to pursue the man who assaulted her sister and left her for dead. Read full book review >

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LIARS ANONYMOUS by Louise Ure
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Ure (The Fault Tree, 2008, etc.) provides a meaty, twisty puzzle. But the real prize here is Jessie, a tough, conflicted heroine you won't soon forget."
An emergency operator who's already gotten away with one murder gets involved in another. Read full book review >

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SKINNY MELON AND ME by Jean Ure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Readers may feel underestimated when Cherry recopies and translates all of them near the end, but this self-assured young narrator keeps things hopping, and her ultimate change of heart is well earned. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A brash 11-year-old chronicles family changes in this brightly chatty import from the author of The Children Next Door (1996). Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR by Jean Ure
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Readers may find themselves without patience for such meandering; the jacket art gives away the ghostly element even as it clashes with character descriptions from the text. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Laura is so timid that when she hears a girl, Em, and her little brother, Tommy, playing next door she listens and watches them furtively without introducing herself. Read full book review >

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The Laughing Trout by Jim Ure
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Fishermen will love this book for its attention to detail and for seeing the humor in their obsessions, but a more general audience may not quite get it.
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Fly-fishing enthusiasts turn a lazy fishing town into a madhouse as they try to become the first to snag an ugly trout for a big reward in this playful, good-natured insider's sendup of the sport. Read full book review >

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HAWKS AND ROSES by Jim Ure
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1991

"Funny, warm, sad, and informativejust the sort of rich memoir that animal-lovers enjoy."
With deftness, wit, and charm, Ure, a former journalist and Disney animal trainer, writes of the Utah predatory bird rehabilitation project begun in 1973 by him and his wife, Stel. Read full book review >

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PLAGUE by Jean Ure
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The loose ends make the story all the more chilling. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Fran returns from a month at camp to find her family, and nearly everyone else in London, dead of a mysterious disease. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD IN THE WOODS by Jean Ure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Still, readers who appreciate the loopholes that make magic so difficult may find that humor carries the day, helped by Anstey's comic b&w spot illustrations. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Ben-Muzzy, inept apprentice wizard, is hopelessly tangled up by the spell-making words that the Grand High Wizard forces into his head. Read full book review >

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BY THE GRACE OF TODD by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The 'to be continued' on the final page reads like a threat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can a kid who killed his hermit crab through neglect save a brand new civilization? Read full book review >

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THE JEWEL AND THE KEY by Louise Spiegler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2011

"Save this for time-travel enthusiasts; others may find it less than timeless. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
Addie dreams of becoming an actress but only finds success when she discovers a way to travel through time to a Seattle theater of 1917. Read full book review >