Search Results: "Lynn Shepherd"


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A FATAL LIKENESS by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lynn (The Solitary House, 2012, etc.) takes the familiar story of the Shelley family and fills in the holes in the historical record by turning it into a clever, imaginative and literate mystery."
A detective in Victorian England takes a case involving several renowned and infamous literary figures. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Shepherd offers an intricate plot and a thousand details of the least-admirable side of Victorian life. A must-read."
Shepherd's latest detective story (Murder at Mansfield Park, 2010) is a Victorian tour de force that borrows characters from Charles Dickens' Bleak House and Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Read full book review >

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THE PIERCED HEART by Lynn Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Another tour de force with a striking finale from Shepherd (A Fatal Likeness, 2013, etc.), who specializes in turning iconic novels into clever, complicated mysteries for her tormented hero to solve."
Literary sleuth Charles Maddox takes on Dracula. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"First-timer Shepherd remains true to Austen's style while providing a sound puzzle. Janeites may be delighted or appalled, but more impartial readers will find much to enjoy."
Not a sequel to Mansfield Park but a reworking of it as a mystery, with surprising results. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA by Jessica Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though it lacks the artistry of Mem Fox and Julie Viva's Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989), it has a useful charm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A little boy adjusts to changes as his beloved grandmother ages and becomes infirm. Read full book review >

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DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL by Megan  Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The right readers will love this to pieces. (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young English World War II refugee finds magic tending the winged horses who live in the mirrors of her sanatorium. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After a failed escape from their enclosure, Cora and her friends fight to find a way out of alien control for good in this sequel to The Cage (2015).Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2015

"A riff on a Twilight Zone plot unfolds into a richly drawn alien dystopian replete with romance and horror. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Six teenagers face a life of captivity in an alien-designed human zoo. Read full book review >

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A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >

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EMBERS OF DEATH by Stella Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Shepherd's seventh (Nurse Dawes Is Dead, 1995, etc.) is as swift-moving, as full of sharp-featured characters, and as neatly solved as all her others."
Seven suspicious fires, and the Nottingham CID still doesn't have a single suspect. Read full book review >

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THE POISONED ISLAND by Lloyd Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"If you like Regency suspense with historical figures and fantastic horticulture—or you're simply a fan of clever writing—Shepherd (The English Monster, 2012) delivers the goods."
A British ship carries a deadly secret in this historical mystery-cum-horror. Read full book review >