Search Results: "M.C. Planck"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KASSA GAMBIT by M.C. Planck
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"One of those rare yarns, a one-off that would have served better as a series opener."
Alien invasion yarn that turns out to be something else, from newcomer Planck. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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

The Healing of Gaia by M.C. Nelson
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A warmhearted, hopeful book that falters on its science."
In Nelson's (Chrysalis, 2015, etc.) illustrated blend of fact and fable for all ages, children around the world join in meditation and other practices to rescue the Earth from global warming.Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE DEAD by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Fans of this long-running series (Hiss and Hers, 2012, etc.) will feel right at home and find plenty of mirth and mystery."
Agatha Raisin solves the case of the obliging villager whose kindnesses didn't keep someone from killing her, perhaps for an excellent reason. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Apart from the puzzle, Hamish's latest advances the career and love life of the clever, stubborn Scot."
Murder is the byproduct when newcomers to the village of Drim, Scotland, call for the chimney sweep. Read full book review >

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BUSY BODY by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Testy Agatha, continuing her habit of falling for unsuitable men, scores again with a cunning mixture of satire and mystery."
Agatha Raisin's latest case (There Goes the Bride, 2009, etc.) pits her against the residents of a quaint village who want to see no evil. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A GENTLE LADY by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2008

"Hamish's 23rd adventure (Death of a Maid, 2007, etc.) is one of his best, with the usual charming details of Highland life and a crackerjack mystery to boot."
Hamish Macbeth must connive once more to keep his job policing his beloved village of Lochdubh. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIES AND LIQUOR by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Detection takes a back seat to Agatha's angst over her long-running amatory follies. Here's hoping she's finally dumped the selfish James for good and can get on with her sleuthing."
There'll be no romantic interlude for Agatha Raisin, not even when her ex-husband invites her to join him at a beachfront hotel. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CAD by M.C. Beaton
Released: July 1, 2004

"Featherweight, satisfying fun."
A second adventure (Death of a Gossip, 1985) featuring the craggy Scottish landscape, a warm Scottish brew and red-haired village constable Hamish Mac beth, who yearns after Priscilla, daughter of Tommel Castle's Colonel Halburton-Smythe. Read full book review >