Search Results: "M.S. Simpson"


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SHIRTLESS IN ICELAND by M.S. Simpson
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A notable effort in need of firmer footing to reach the depths it probes."
The ex-pat cafe crowd considers the life worth living in Paris. Read full book review >

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JAGGED BLIND HOP ZOZZLE by M.S. Simpson
Released: Jan. 11, 2012

"A detailed account of sexual awakening in 1920s high Parisian society peppered with reflections about the vagaries of sexual love and status that characterized the era, though readers may wish for greater psychological depth."
Simpson's (Shirtless in Iceland, 2011) most recent release recounts the sexual awakening of an American abroad in 1920s Paris. Read full book review >

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DEERSLAYER by M.S. Karl
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Add a plus for lovers of the hunt."
Newspaperman-sleuth Pete Brady (Death Notice, 1990), owner of the Weekly Express in Troy Parish, Louisiana, has been persuaded to go deer-hunting by his good friend Sheriff Matt Garitty. Read full book review >

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"Do Not Forsake Me"  Martin Luther King, Jr by M.S. Platt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2012

"A perfectly serviceable CSI-style forensic thriller, but its significance falls short of its title."
In his debut novel, Platt (Holy Economics, 2011) obliquely questions the Rev. Martin Luther King's vision of equality with a story about an African-American baby's death. Read full book review >

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CRUCIBLE OF FOOLS by M.S. Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Others have done it betterand with more conviction."
A would-be moving novel of madness and misery in the benighted Irish countryside, Power's seventh but first to be published in the US: a mawkish, manipulative piece of writing almost totally dependent on a reader's credulity. Read full book review >

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NATHAN CROSBY’S FAN MAIL by M.S. Power
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An entertaining visit to Dick Francis-land that runs the master a highly respectable second."
The plot of a fictional murder mystery comes unnervingly to life in a cleverly plotted tale with equestrian connections that falters only in the home stretch. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ORBIT by Margaret Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"This deus-ex-machina conclusion seems fitting for this unlikely, incredible adventure, which loses its excitement and any realism just when the fun should really begin. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Baron is a smart and likeable British teen who leaps at the chance to join the crew of the first children's moon landing. Read full book review >