Search Results: "Margot Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CATACOMB CONSPIRACY by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"This long-running (nine titles), lackluster series, with its idiosyncratic detective team, stodgy dialogue, and everything-but- the-kitchen-sink plotting, will draw no new admirers with this outing, but loyalists will find it on a par with The Menehune Murders (1989)."
Pesky American anthropologist Penny Spring and her crusty, antisocial best friend, British archaeologist Sir Tobias Glendower, while vacationing in a Roman villa, encounter two murders, a kidnapping, a disappearance, and Inspector Cicco—who wishes they'd stop nosing around and just go home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRGE FOR A DORSET DRUID by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1994

"For loyalists only, and you have to wonder about them."
Back in England after The Cape Cod Conundrum (1993), Sir Toby Glendower, a victim of his own tediously detailed academic success, is invited by his old student Stephen Farwell, curator of the Dorset County Museum, to act as consultant on the excavation of a henge newly discovered in downtown Dorset. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAPE COD CONUNDRUM by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

"Less sniping between Toby and Penny—a plus—and a better effort than usual from the fair-to-middling Arnold."
After their recent services to the Crown (The Catacomb Conspiracy), aging archaeologist Toby Glendower and anthropologist Penny Spring are en route to the rented Cape Cod home of their offspring for a much-needed rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDAS MURDERS by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1995

"Smoothly written but ultimately a bore."
Their twelfth crime-solving adventure (Dirge for a Dorset Druid, etc.) finds American anthropologist Dame Penny Spring, a lecturer at Oxford, and Sir Tobias Glendower, her archaeologist partner, with an invitation from old acquaintance Jules Lefau, a New Orleans millionaire, to cruise the Greek islands on his yacht Silver Spray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TEDDY POTTY BOOK by Margot Channing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"With all the potty titles out there—many with clearer presentations of the concepts or stronger storylines and characters—this is one to skip. (Board book. 2-4)"
This tall, sturdy volume of potty basics is another entry in the British Bright Start, Right Start series (First Numbers, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR by Margot Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The large readership that the publisher predicts for this naively disillusioned first novel won't mind that the last innocent hour of the ambassador's daughter lasts for chapter after improbable chapter."
Girl meets boy, boy meets S.S. in this sturdy, sudsy pre- and postwar Nazi gothic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCURY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Uncharacteristically dark, yet more evidence of Livesey's formidable gifts."
Another probing study of the way character shapes our destinies from the author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy (2012), etc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO ERR IS COMMON by Margot Terrence
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A solid, passionate survey of the nursing profession, buried in an uneven novel."
A diligent nurse tries to survive the traps of a sloppy hospital department in this debutnovel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fodder for ardent admirers of the former president; otherwise, slim pickings."
Ronald Reagan's rise from lifeguard and sportscaster to movie star, governor and president, seen through the eyes of a fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORN TO PIECES by Margot McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A believable teen narrative voice with touches of insecurity and humor compensates for a somewhat far-fetched plot and resolution. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When her mother doesn't return from a business trip, Anne is handed a letter that shatters her world, as it reveals both that she's adopted and that her mom's work revolves around shady, illegal dealings. Read full book review >