Search Results: "M.C. Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1974

"Hamilton is at her best here; the soaring but firmly anchored imagery, the slant and music of everyday speech, the rich and engaging characters and warm, tough, wary family relationships, the pervasive awareness of both threat and support connected with the mountain — all mesh beautifully in theme and structure to create a sense of organic belonging."
Virginia Hamilton goes home again to the hill country, where Sarah's mountain has belonged to M.C.'s family ("and them to it") ever since an ancestor fleeing slavery settled there with her infant. Read full book review >

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M.C. TURTLE AND THE HIP HOP HARE by David Vozar
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"But readers who don't like rap won't be won over by this misbegotten effort, and those who do will know better. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A brazen exploitation of rap's popularity. Read full book review >

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ALL FIXED UP by M.C. Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"This story has heart. (optimized for iPad iOS 6+) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A simple story, available in both English and Spanish, reaffirms a family's love, even in times of separation. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A MISSION! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GATHERING by Betsy Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The only thing missing in this book is a section on negative numbers, to record the thermometer readings of -34¯ in darkest December! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bowen follows up her boundary waters alphabet book Antler, Bear, Canoe (1991) with a book of numbers that follows the sun's rays through the seasons. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A SCHOOL TRIP! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Obi the gerbil's latest adventure is an uncomplicated, entertaining romp with a lesson about the trouble that follows when we allow others to stir up doubt about our most cherished relationships. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
In this third volume to feature Obi, an endearingly flawed little gerbil who is always getting herself into trouble, the pampered pet accidentally hitches a ride to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A GHOST by M.C. Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Fans of the handsome Highlander will delight in his continuing penchant for the wrong women and his utter lack of ambition despite his superior detecting skills, which this complex case puts on handsome display."
A wily Highland police sergeant solves a case the higher-ups want covered up. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Agatha's 25th (Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, 2013, etc.) is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong."
Agatha Raisin is on the scene of yet another wacky Cotswold murder. Read full book review >

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DEVIL WITH A GUN by M.C. Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Action, violence, wall-to-wall sleaze—it's all in a day's work in ballsy Dixie's second outing. Readers willing to pick it up will find it hard to put down."
A gutsy San Francisco reporter takes on a Russian mob boss. Read full book review >

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Charcot's Genius by M.C. Soutter
Released: Dec. 17, 2011

"A refreshing change from the usual madman-turned-murderer storyline."
A tense psychological thriller about the human mind. Read full book review >

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THE DEADLY DANCE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2004

"'I am a bitch, that's what I am,' muses Agatha, whose biggest discovery in this effervescent bauble may be a spoonful's worth of self-knowledge. "
Agatha Raisin finally makes it official by opening her own private detective agency. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A VILLAGE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Beaton (Death of a Celebrity, 2001, etc.) rarely disappoints, and his 19th adventure finds Hamish in top form, with intriguing puzzles to solve, the possibility of a new romance, and ever more inventive ways of avoiding a promotion to higher rank and transfer from his beloved Lochdubh."
Once again, Hamish Macbeth, sole guardian of the law in Scotland's Lochdubh village and environs, is fighting the specter of promotion as he tangles—successfully, he hopes, but not too dramatically—with a series of complex puzzles in his bailiwick. Read full book review >