Search Results: "M.L. Herring"


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ELLIE'S LOG by Judith L.  Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, this combination of science and storytelling models good nature journaling and would be a helpful addition to a home or classroom in the region where such work is being encouraged. (suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
After a huge tree falls in the forest behind her home, fifth-grader Ellie explores the area with her classmate Ricky, mapping and sketching and learning about what lives, dies and changes there. Read full book review >

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"A heartfelt, thoughtfully constructed read that explores practical, self-driven solutions to common challenges and habits."
This debut self-help book by a psychotherapist explores the human experience of suffering and how readers may mitigate it to experience more joy and peace. Read full book review >

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THE LADY FLIRTS WITH DEATH by Peg Herring
Released: May 15, 2013

"Simon's third appearance (Her Highness' First Murder, 2010, etc.) is less notable for mystery than for historical detail."
Being a friend to both a royal and a crook can be a dangerous pastime. Read full book review >

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DJUNA by Phillip Herring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"As elusive as Barnes's writings, but not as artistically satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of Joyce's Uncertainty Principle (not reviewed) sketchily profiles a lesser-known modernist: the acerbically witty author of Nightwood. Read full book review >

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HER HIGHNESS’ FIRST MURDER by Peg Herring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2010

"Elizabeth and Simon are believable sleuths in a promising volume rich in historical detail and intended as the first of a series."
Herring (Macbeth's Niece, 2007, etc.) pairs a future queen and a physician's son to hunt down a depraved murderer. Read full book review >

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HER MAJESTY'S MISCHIEF by Peg Herring
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"Simon's third is once again long on historical detail, short on mystery."
An apothecary and a queen combine their diverse skills to find a killer. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST CEZANNE by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Art theft is a hot topic on the mystery scene, and no one's heist is livelier than Longworth's."
Recently returned from holiday (Murder on the Île Sordou, 2014), examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque is confronted with a dead postman, a mysterious painting, a beautiful professor, and a short-tempered lover.Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE ILE SORDOU by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Like Locanda Sordou, Longworth's maritime version of a country-house cozy offers genuine pleasures, more for its location and cast of characters than for its puzzle."
Hotel guests enjoy breathtaking views, fresh cuisine and murder on an island off Marseille. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF LA FONTAINE by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Longworth confirms her long-standing lovebirds as Aix's Nick and Nora; their pursuit of miscreants never interferes with their enjoyment of the good life."
A chef's plan to expand his restaurant ignites a furor in a wealthy quarter of Aix-en-Provence. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO EDEN’S RIDGE by M.L. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2002

"Like the heartbreak-and-honky-tonk tunes quoted throughout, an acquired taste."
Aspiring young songwriter heads for Nashville, in a meandering debut saddled with dialogue that often sounds like country-song lyrics. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Wait for the collectible card game instead. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Boy meets adventure in a paint-by-numbers fantasy quest. Read full book review >

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JOACHIM: THE HERETIC by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An excellent, comprehensive read for any serious student of the Elizabethan Age and anyone concerned with intolerance."
This sequel to Stainer's Joachim's Magic has Joachim Gans back in Elizabethan England, where he is accused of heresy while his apprentice, Reis Courtney, works his way toward manhood. Read full book review >