Search Results: "M.J. Cosson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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NEHRU by M.J. Akbar
Released: April 14, 1989

An immensely detailed, intelligently organized portrait of the man who, next to Gandhi himself, was the leading architect of Indian independence. Read full book review >

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USELESS BAY by M.J. Beaufrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though a few plot twists strain credulity, at its best this is a taut, suspenseful page-turner in which severed body parts, human and canine, fantastic and real, figure prominently—call it magical realism, horror division. (Magical realism/thriller. 13-18)"
On Whidbey Island, Washington, the Gray teens—tall, blond, white quintuplets—and one smart bloodhound specialize in search and rescue (missing toddlers, lost pets); this time, their neighbor and friend Grant Shepherd, 10, has disappeared, and complications ensue. Read full book review >

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LESTRADE AND THE DEADLY GAME by M.J. Trow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Hard-core Holmesians need not apply."
The Games are afoot—the 1908 London Olympics, that is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEVENTH HOUR by M.J. Trow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"Fans of Trow's charismatic playwright hero (Secret World, 2015, etc.) will welcome deeper insight into his complex character in this bawdy, witty, and mostly historically informed eighth adventure."
Elizabethan theater, intrigue, dark arts, and the man of many talents who takes on all three. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A sensuous, sumptuous, and spellbinding novel."
An artist with magical gifts is unable to paint after a series of tragedies makes her question her path, but a visit to an ancient French château forces her to re-evaluate everything. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORIST by M.J. Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Confused? Few readers will care enough to unravel this ridiculous plot."
Memories of previous lives that include some rather tense negotiations with a great 19th-century composer send a young woman to Vienna, where a very unhappy reporter hopes to blow up the Philharmonic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"With few exceptions, a modish, almost syrupy anthology with little intellectual stuff to recommend it. (Author tour)"
A trendy and jargon-laden celebration of contemporary feminist thought, edited by Ryan (A Grateful Heart, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHEET MUSIC by M.J. Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Rose again strings a taut line of suspense, but her heroine's relentless mourning overwhelms the story rather than adding depth."
After three lusty thrillers (Flesh Tones, 2002, etc.), the author's latest, centered on genius and mourning, becomes mired in its own emotional excess. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL'S HOUSE by M.J. Trow
Released: July 13, 1995

"Good strong background on unspeakable Leighford, though the parade of familiar devices (blustery parents, secret diary, unseemly liaison with the married man) makes you understand why you don't often hear about the teachers who've made it big as detectives."
Trow takes a break from his series of pastiches about Inspector Sholto Lestrade (The Supreme Adventure of Inspector Lestrade, 1985, etc.) for this low-key whodunitthe first in a new seriesthat begins with the discovery of schoolgirl Jennifer Hyde, strangled in an abandoned house close by Leighford High. Read full book review >

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THE REINCARNATIONIST by M.J. Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An unthrilling thriller from the usually dependable Rose (The Halo Effect, 2004, etc.)."
A world-shattering secret, the ire of the Catholic Church, a professor in mortal danger—no, it's not The Da Vinci Code, but a pallid thriller on the mystery of reincarnation. Read full book review >