Search Results: "Marion Chesney"


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OUR LADY OF PAIN by Marion Chesney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2006

"Chesney, whose Lady Rose escapades (Sick of Shadows, 2005, etc.) might well have been written by Barbara Cartland, fares much better as M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries."
An Edwardian beauty is driven to extremes when her fiancé dallies with a coquette. Read full book review >

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HASTY DEATH by Marion Chesney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2004

"Much absorbing description of an Edwardian lady's undergarments and chances of marriage after her season passes. But Chesney, a.k.a. M.C. Beaton, might have paid a tad more attention to plotting and, dash it all, suspense."
What are Edwardian parents to do when their headstrong daughter prefers solving murders to marrying? Read full book review >

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PERFECTING FIONA by Marion Chesney
Released: March 20, 1989

The second in Chesney's new series about the ever-down-and-out, 50-ish Tribble sisters—who once again hire themselves out as professional chaperones for "difficult" girls. Read full book review >

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SNOBBERY WITH VIOLENCE by Marion Chesney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"Old hand Chesney (the School for Manners series and, as M.C. Beaton, the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries) maintains her charm and sassiness while indicting evergreen pomposity and class-status stupidity."
What's an Edwardian lovely to do when potential swains consider her too outspoken for marriage but ripe for more salacious proposals? Read full book review >

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THE BANISHMENT by Marion Chesney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 1995

"Another easy entertainment from a veteran romancer."
The eldest of six beautiful daughters is whirled away to a splendid marriage, and there are certain to be five further romances in the wings as a family tries to recapture its lost fortunes—in a new tale by the author of five previous Regency series. Read full book review >

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SICK OF SHADOWS by Marion Chesney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2005

"A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society substituting for any serious mystery."
Lady Rose Summer (Hasty Death, 2004, etc.) is saved from her Edwardian parents' plan to ship her off to the Indian marriage mart by a faux engagement and a murder. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

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NOODLE LOVES THE ZOO by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Older readers may find it odd that these pandas are visitors to a zoo rather than residents, but young Noodle fans will be happy to see their hero in a new locale.(Board book. 1-3)"
Noodle the panda takes an excursion to the zoo with his dad. Read full book review >

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ABC3D by Marion Bataille
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

From its quad-lenticular cover (presenting A, B, C and D, depending on the angle of view) to its 3-dimensional Z, this is one showboat of a pop-up book. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?Read full book review >