Search Results: "M.L. Longworth"


BOOK REVIEW

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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DEATH IN THE VINES by M.L. Longworth
Released: May 28, 2013

"Longworth loses some of her focus in her tangled third, whose plot twists as capriciously as Bonnard's vines."
Aix and the Provence countryside provide a variety of vexations for examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque (Death at the Chateau Bremont, 2011, etc.). 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 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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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's Magic by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2015

"A subtle, sensitive tale about struggling colonists that is a vivid contribution to its literary genre.
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An ambitious novel about the New World examines a complex historical figure, a master metallurgist. 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 >

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IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M.L.  Rio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This novel about obsession at the conservatory will thoroughly obsess you."
For a clique of aspiring Shakespearean actors at an elite arts academy, the line between performance and reality dissolves, with disastrous results. 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 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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DEAD ALONE by Gay Longworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A classy, extremely proficient American debut for Longworth, with solid plotting, believable CID rivalries, and an admirable heroine in Jessie."
What better way to take down a fast-rising colleague, and a girl at that, than to send her off on a real time-waster, the latest floater clogging up the Thames? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Empire is a distant memory among younger Russians. But, as Longworth observes at the close of this useful survey, 'nothing is immutable,' and if history is a guide, Russia's empire will rise again."
Russia is down; losing an empire will do that to a country. But, counsels historian Longworth, it would be a mistake to count it out. Read full book review >