Search Results: "Maddy Hunter"


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FROM BAD TO WURST by Maddy Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Hunter (Fleur de Lies, 2014, etc.) returns for the tenth time with forced humor and annoyingly daffy characters. Although the flying-accordion motif is at odds with the sad fate of its owner, the dexterously constructed plot saves this cozy from utter bathos."
A Bavarian tour goes off track with the murder of a clairvoyant. Read full book review >

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DUTCH ME DEADLY by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"A bit of humor, a bit of travel information and a bit of mystery add up to some pleasant light reading."
A tour guide leaves a trail of violent death in her wake as she escorts seniors on journeys abroad. Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LIES by Maddy Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"Although Hunter (Bonnie of Evidence, 2013, etc.) tries to balance whimsy and tragedy, the numerous red herrings and lame jokes will tax readers' own reserves of patience with this travel cozy."
The death of a cosmetics sales rep upsets the latest adventure of a tour guide and her Golden Agers abroad. Read full book review >

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BONNIE OF EVIDENCE by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"Bits of Scottish history enliven the mildly amusing mystery."
A bus tour of Scotland awakens ancient clan hatreds. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"As a companion piece, this may be of interest to readers who enjoyed Walters' previous book; as a plea for humane treatment of feral cats, it's a somewhat clumsy but obviously heartfelt statement; unfortunately, however, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >

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MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift, despite the abrupt and wide-open ending. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Intrepid young Maddy encounters goblins, flying whales, and allies ranging from a friendly vampire bat to a pair of "cloud cartographers" in this kickoff chapter. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by James Byron Huggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Villainous ultrababble."
Volcanic, hypergalactic supersequel to Huggins's Cain (1997), which was bought for film by Bruce Willis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >

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TWO KISSES FOR MADDY by Matthew Logelin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A tender memoir that combines the deep sadness of loss with the joys of parenthood even under incredibly trying circumstances."
Within hours of giving birth, Liz Logelin died of a pulmonary blood clot, leaving her husband Matt as sole caretaker of their daughter Madeline. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 2012

"A chilling start gives way to a more predictable ending, but fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."
Sarah Piper, a self-proclaimed modern woman living in London, finds herself living a ghost story in this post-World War I tale. Read full book review >