Search Results: "M.J. Nemer"


BOOK REVIEW

GAME OF HEARTS by M.J. Nemer
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A compelling novel that captures the feel of midcentury Europe, bringing it to life with complex, sympathetic characters."
Nemer's debut novel unfolds against the backdrop of the world wars and 1950s Europe. Read full book review >

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LESTRADE AND THE BROTHER OF DEATH by M.J. Trow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

There's no rest for Sherlock Holmes's old foil Sholto Lestrade. Read full book review >

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A DEATH AT THE ROSE PAPERWORKS by M.J. Zellnik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Zellnik's second look at life in turn-of-the-century Portland provides historical interest along with strong characters and a solid mystery."
In 1890s Portland, a seamstress and her journalist friend (Murder at the Portland Variety, not reviewed) team up for their second sleuthing adventure. Read full book review >

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TRAITOR'S STORM by M.J. Trow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Trow (Silent Court, 2012, etc.) brings back Marlowe for another bawdy and loosely historical caper. Scattered anachronisms and inaccuracies don't detract from this Tudor undertaking nearly as much as the hero, who remains something of a cipher."
Christopher Marlowe finds inspiration and intrigue in the threat of a Spanish invasion. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW by M.J. Hyland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A disappointment, though by no means an indication of diminished skill, range or seriousness; this gifted Irish writer will find a way to do better next time."
Solitary young man descends into a prison of his own making in this bleak tale from Booker-nominated Hyland (Carry Me Down, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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RAINBOW MAN by M.J. Engh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Memorable."
Utopian tragedy, cast as an open-minded outsider's exploration of a possible, perhaps even probable, future society; by the author of Arslan and Wheel of the Winds. Read full book review >

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THE BONE SEEKER by M.J. McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"The chills McGrath's third Edie entry sends down your spine will rival those brought on by any Nunavut winter."
The murder of a teenager rocks a remote settlement in Canada's high Arctic. Read full book review >

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TINDERBOX by M.J. Akbar
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"Though the chapter on current affairs yields little new insight, Akbar presents a thoughtful historical perspective, rich in detail, research and gloom."
Among the spate of recent books about Pakistan, India Today editorial director Akbar's (Have Pen, Will Travel: Observations of a Globetrotter, 2011, etc.) elegant, probing work exhibits a sympathetic insider's understanding of the complex, evolving relationship between Muslims and Hindus in the area. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S FEAST  by M.J. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Too many red herrings and not enough good red meat."
Who is poisoning the politicians of London's Reform Club? Surely not its celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer, whose spotless kitchen is a miracle of Victorian modernity—those faucets with instant hot water! Those gas ranges with adjustable flames! It sounds like another case for famed investigative duo Avery and Blake. Read full book review >

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CLEOPATRA by M.J. Trow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"The author writes in a conversational, rarely pedantic style, freely quoting authors such as Joann Fletcher and Stacy Schiff, and the book is a painless primer leading up to the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt Cleopatra film."
Not so much a biography of the queen as a basic history of the rise of Rome. Read full book review >