Search Results: "Mari Jungstedt"


BOOK REVIEW

UNSPOKEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Features all the virtues of Knutas' English-language debut, from grim atmosphere to sharply rendered characters, plus a better constructed mystery with some unusually subtle clues."
Sweden's Det. Supt. Anders Knutas shows that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be just as bleak as the pitiless midsummer of Unseen (2006). Read full book review >

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UNSEEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Jungstedt kicks off her series—the subsequent two are headed for English translation—with foreboding atmosphere, plausible police work, a pat ending, several loose ends and a particularly handsome use of those endless days in a Swedish June."
The island of Gotland during the longest days of the Scandinavian midsummer is the setting for Jungstedt's grim procedural debut, first published in Sweden in 2003. Read full book review >

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THE INNER CIRCLE by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"The investigation, as usual, crackles with tension, and the constant shifts in viewpoint are expertly managed. But the bizarre denouement is likely to make the third of Knutas's cases to appear in English the hardest sell to an American audience."
The murder of a Dutch student on a Gotland dig has roots more sinister than any Viking remains. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN TOKYO by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A painted map of Japan provides a frame of reference, and the final page includes pronunciations for the months, the numbers from one to twelve, and a few Japanese words and phrases. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here is a charming—and accurate—introduction to Tokyo as seen through the eyes of a fictional seven-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN GIRL by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Mancusi's engrossing tale provides a gripping glimpse at competitive snowboarding and a penetrating look at friendships within that context. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a dad who is a former Winter X Games athlete and an impressive achievement record of her own, Lexi seems poised for the Olympics when a devastating snowboarding accident occurs. Read full book review >

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CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN BROOKLYN by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2004

"I-like-to-do-with-my-family genre, this is fine, but it doesn't look like Brooklyn at all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takabayashi's latest starts out promisingly. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT ROOM by Mari Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Though the villains remain little more than sketches and two romantic subplots never really sizzle, the disappearance and investigation are credible and convincing, and the high-octane ending packs plenty of firepower."
British Special Branch officers Jack Fenwick and Matthew Ryan are brought together and torn apart by their shared experience of grief over their losses—Fenwick of his brother, Ryan of his father—in Hannah's (Gallows Drop, 2016, etc.) stand-alone European police-procedural thriller. Read full book review >

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PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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SMOKED by Mari Mancusi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Where there's smoke, there's fire. And dragons. And the end of the world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
No one is immune to sacrifice and revenge, and sometimes even a vegetarian dragon can have a taste for blood. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMONS OF LOVE by Mari Ruti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A psychological look at love relationships and their pragmatic benefits that cleverly blends scientific language and romantic concepts."
Canadian professor Ruti has love all figured out and explains why it's worth the trouble. Read full book review >

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SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A smoking triptych of time traveling, dubious double-crossing and enough dragons to sate the hungriest of gamers and fantasy fiends. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Which came first? The dragon, the egg or the fiery destruction of life as we know it? Read full book review >