Search Results: "Margaret Mayhew"


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DRY BONES by Margaret Mayhew
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The latest sedate adventure for the Colonel (Three Silent Things, 2008, etc.) is a pleasant albeit unexciting stroll through village life, perhaps best suited for determined anglophiles."
Even the most upper crust of quiet English villages has its buried corpses. Read full book review >

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THOSE IN PERIL by Margaret Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Plenty of stiff upper lips and English understatement ('We're in a very tight spot') lend this tidy and predictable story some period charm."
A French artist and a British naval commander fight for their countries and for the love of an English rose during World War II. Read full book review >

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THREE SILENT THINGS by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Mayhew (The Boat Girls, 2007, etc.) has melded what might have been a classically cozy English whodunit with oddly dissonant bits of a mournful contemporary novel. The amalgam is as unsatisfying as the conclusion is implausibly convenient."
The colonel (Old Soldiers Never Die, 1999) investigates another murder in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH LINK by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Even out of his element, the Colonel (Dry Bones, 2012, etc.) shows wit and tenacity in tackling a problem with no easy solution."
A suspicious death interrupts a holiday in Lincolnshire. Read full book review >

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BITTER POISON by Margaret Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Mayhew's good-natured tale of rural village friendships will delight fans of the English countryside while proving a trial to anyone in want of a good puzzle."
An amateur theatrical production has deadly consequences for the village of Frog End. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHT WHO TOOK ALL DAY by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In the end, the princess marries the squire and they go off with the dragon as their steed to see the world 'and lived happily ever after!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's irresistibly cheery pictures and puckish font play live up to the promise of this delicious title. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND CINDERELLA by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Readers will enjoy spotting the parallels between Ella's and Cinderella's tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's pint-sized ballerina returns to explore another famous ballet (Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, 2008). Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE MONA LISA by James Mayhew
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Katie's back (Katie Meets the Impressionists, p. 148) this time to trip through the world of Renaissance paintings with her new friend, Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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RED INK by Julie Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A taut portrayal of grief, pain, and the ties that bind families, to be read with a careful, critical eye. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
In her debut novel, Mayhew deftly explores the ways the sudden death of 15-year-old Melon's mother affects their family's oral history. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE SUNFLOWERS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desire to be in a painting is played with a winsome freshness: not only are these famous art works made accessible to young readers, but Mayhew captures post-Impressionist impasto and rich color effortlessly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sunflower-patterned end papers, sunflower fleuron on the verso, characteristic vignettes in the post-Impressionist notes at the back: Mayhew (Katie and the Mona Lisa, 1999, etc.) accomplishes the remarkable feat of keeping his own style, with its vivacious line and cheery colors, while echoing the manner of others. Read full book review >