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 >

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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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

UNDETECTABLE by M.C. Soutter
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A page-turner big on brains but short on soul."
An amnesiac with superhuman abilities uncovers his secret purpose in this suspenseful thriller. Read full book review >

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AS THE PIG TURNS by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"But she and the cleverly drawn satellites who surround her provide good value for the faithful."
Who but Agatha Raisin could spot such an unusual method of disposing of a body? Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DREAMER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2006

"Fans of Hamish (Death of an Outsider, 2004, etc.) will love this combination of mystery and romantic escapades."
The arrival of two artists in the peaceful Scottish Highland village of Lochdubh leads to a picture-perfect murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A BORE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2005

"Quirky but well-plotted: Hamish's 20th offers humor, intrigue, and local color galore."
Egotistical TV personalities, an obnoxious boss, and a tidal wave of villagers bent on marrying him off can't stop Constable Hamish Macbeth from finding out who murdered Lochdubh's writer-in-residence. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS CURATE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"Even so, things keep moving fast enough to hold the faithful's interest."
Beaton's grumpy, depressive heroine (Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came, 2002, etc.) has little reason to be cheerful when the curtain comes up this time around. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE LOVE FROM HELL by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"Sheer absurdity, start to finish, and only for those with a high tolerance for Agatha at her silliest."
Her marriage to next-door neighbor James Lacey has nothing to curb Agatha Raisin's proclivity for outlandish adventures in and out of the criminal circuit. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Confused plotting and uninspired characters make for an easy-to-read, easy-to-forget excursion: not quite up to Beaton's usual standard."
In a rare departure from her usual fictional sleuths, Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin, Beaton here introduces Fellworth Dolphin, the painfully shy, insecure, 40-ish son of penny-pinching, recently deceased parents. Read full book review >