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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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 >

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DEATH OF A CELEBRITY by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2002

"Pretty much the mixture as before—overextended and a bit more florid than usual—but doubtless a treat for Hamish's legion of fans."
Another puzzle for homespun Hamish MacBeth, sole lawman in the village of Lochdubh, Scotland, where his residence and the town police station are one and the same. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE DAY THE FLOODS CAME by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2002

"Lighten up, Agatha."
Poor Agatha is still ensconced in her Carsely village cottage, but now at the end of her short-lived marriage to next-door neighbor James Lacey (Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell, 2001), who's left her to take holy orders at a French monastery. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A SCRIPTWRITER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 1998

"Still, Hamish's amiable persona manages to keep it all together, at least for his legion of ardent fans."
Once more to the Scottish Highlands and a new puzzle for Hamish MacBeth (Death of a Dentist, 1997, etc.), Lochdubh's one-man police force. 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 >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WELLSPRING OF DEATH by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 1998

"Even Agatha's devoted fans may want to sit out this one."
A sillier than usual chapter in the life of Agatha Raisin (Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, 1997, etc.), now retired from her public-relations job and living in the Cotswolds village of Carsely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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DEATH OF A PERFECT WIFE by M.C. Beaton
Released: Dec. 8, 1989

"Hamish and Lochdubh continue to charm in a gentle entertainment."
There are new arrivals in Lochdubh, the Highlands village where police officer Hamish MacBeth represents law and order (Death of a Cad), and Hamish senses trouble. Read full book review >