Search Results: "MURDER IN THE HIGH HIMALAYA"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Green's steely, factually dense analysis of this unlawful conspiracy sheds light on a perennial human-rights crisis."
The cold-blooded slaying of a runaway Tibetan teenager ignites worldwide concern about the violent oppression at "the roof of the world." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIMALAYA by Jonathan Neale
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"Vivid descriptions and a reference to Krakauer's Into Thin Air may well lead armchair adventurers to less far-fetched reading. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this credibility-straining sequel to Lost at Sea (2002), 12-year-old Orrie and her 13-year-old brother Jack take on the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON HIGH by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Charlotte, in her hardcover debut, is a competent enough detective—though this desultory adventure won't make you wonder why Hepburn didn't make whodunits."
Quite a surprise for 70ish actress Charlotte Graham as she waits between roles in Bridge Harbor, Maine: The Iris Richards who fell during an ascent of Maine's highest peak was (1) Charlotte's longtime screenwriter Iris O'Connor, and (2) shot with a crossbow. Read full book review >

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UP HIGH IN THE TREES by Kiara Brinkman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A promising debut."
A nine-year-old tries to cope with his mother's death. Read full book review >

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WAIST-HIGH IN THE WORLD by Nancy Mairs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1997

"What she offers here is a rich, startling, and utterly absorbing view of that world."
Ten more striking essays from the remarkable author of Ordinary Time (1993) and Voice Lessons (1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGH SEAS MURDER by Shelley Freydont
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Wisecracks that grate and a plot that lists make this no more appealing than its predecessor (Backstage Murder, 1999)."
A few pounds and decades past her dancing days, Lindy Graham-Haggerty is now directing the Jeremy Ash Dance Company, appeasing her own empty-nest syndrome by mothering its troupe, and glumly contemplating Christmas-New Year's without her husband as she boards the Maestro, a luxury yacht filled with two hundred lovers of the arts and entertainers from the world of opera, ballet, string quartets, and cabaret. Read full book review >

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HIGH COUNTRY MURDER by J.F. Trainor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Angie's second hardcover adventure (Corona Blue, not reviewed) is high-spirited and mind-numbingly complex, even if almost too easy for its endlessly resourceful heroine."
Angela Biwaban, the Anishinabe princess paroled from a South Dakota prison but still wanted by several other states and the FBI for her freewheeling schemes, is delighted when she finds out that Madge Rooley, the mother of her stiff-necked lawyer boss Sarah Sutton, is a salty old bird who's done some serious South Dakota time herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A splendid start to Penguin's History of Europe series and a first-rate work in its own right."
A chronicle of high ideals and cherished dreams—as well as famine, plague, holy war, and other apocalyptic horsemen in the making of Europe from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE LAB by Leonid Heifets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"An abundance of information, little intrigue and even less drama."
Murder at a Montana-based laboratory exposes the private grievances and fraternizations of the lab's employees as well as a Russian plot to acquire biological weapons. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"No standouts, despite the starry cast of contributors, but no real disappointments either."
Anybody who buys the anthologies produced by the distinguished friends who share a monthly dinner (Murder Among Friends, 2000, etc.) for the stories' faithfulness to the announced topic will wonder how, broad as the topic is this time, it can be stretched to include Stanley Cohen's anecdote of a john whose gesture of kindness to a prostitute goes wrong. Read full book review >