Search Results: "Lynn Shepherd"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THINNER THAN BLOOD by Stella Shepherd
Released: July 21, 1992

"A treat for Anglophiles."
The third outing for Inspector Richard Montgomery, Nottinghamshire CID (Black Justice, Murderous Remedy—not reviewed), finds him fielding anonymous letters about the supposedly natural death (gastrointestinal hemorrhage) of ancient battle-ax Maude Witherspoon—unlamented by her put-upon daughter- in-law, her doctor son Neville, their adopted bad seed Martin, and their ``perfect'' daughter Deborah. Read full book review >

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NURSE DAWES IS DEAD by Stella Shepherd
Released: Jan. 28, 1995

"Civilized, nasty fun."
And good riddance, too. Read full book review >

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ORIGINATOR by Joel Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A grand saga, though not recommended for newcomers, the implicit assumption being that you're familiar with both the characters and the background."
Sixth installment (Operation Shield, 2014, etc.) in Shepherd's ferocious, far-future, multilateral power struggle.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A dense, credible, scholarly portrait of a missing piece of Jewish history. (Photographs)"
Fastidiously researched explanation for the emergence of Jewish women as radicals. Read full book review >