Search Results: "Marilyn Todd"


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MARILYN by Norman Mailer
Released: Aug. 1, 1973

"The dazzling transaction that was Marilyn is all that matters and her immanent allure — so hard to isolate or perpetuate — is as palpable as it ever was."
The necessary specifics first (before you flinch at the one with the dollar sign above) — this is a coffee-table-shaped photovisual presentation of Marilyn including some 100 photographs (full page, black and white or color) representing the work of 24 major photographers. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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SECOND ACT by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Claudia's ninth escapade (Dark Horse, 2002, etc.) is her liveliest in years, with nonstop drollery and a fun cast of flamboyant characters."
A serial rapist, a grim mass murderer, and, worst, a troop of voracious actors plague ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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STONE COLD by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Claudia's tenth Roman romp, again juggling chills and raucous humor, brings the long-simmering relationship twixt Claudia and Marcus to a crossroads."
Claudia Seferius unsurprisingly finds murder and trouble in ancient Gaul. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MOON by Marilyn Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Iliona's second case (Blind Eye, 2007) contains Todd's usual feast of historical detail, along with a more sardonic voice than that found in her raucous, long-running I, Claudia series."
A high priestess's sleuthing makes her the target of a crafty serial killer. Read full book review >

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BLIND EYE by Marilyn Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Todd, author of the raucous and numerous 'I, Claudia' tales (Scorpion Rising, 2006, etc.), casts an eerier mood in this series kickoff but provides the same abundance of historical tidbits and robust prose. The sequels should be equally entertaining."
In ancient Greece, High Priestess Iliona turns sleuth to catch a serial killer. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, it's never boring."
During a steamy summer in ancient Rome, everyone's favorite scheming widow, Claudia Seferius, sees her nemesis Marcus Orbilio, of the Security Police, too close for comfort while she's giving one of her racehorses an extra chemical incentive. Read full book review >

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DREAM BOAT by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"But blunt, resourceful Claudia's hard not to love: her exploits are a true guilty pleasure."
The seventh in the Ancient Roman I, Claudia series (Black Salamander, not reviewed, etc.) kicks off with a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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MARILYN & ME by Lawrence Schiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath."
A photographer's unfocused memoir of his time with Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Odd, but with a touch of genius. (32 paghes b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A dramatic, psychologically astute biography of the troubled sex symbol and star of such classics as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch. Read full book review >

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MONDO MARILYN by Richard Peabody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A couple of worthwhile efforts separated by many an oops."
Ebersole and Peabody (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) continue their exploration of national icons with this collection of stories and poems. Read full book review >