Search Results: "Mark Beaumont"


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THE MAN WHO CYCLED THE WORLD by Mark Beaumont
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"Even with its flaws, the book merits a spin through. Racing aficionados and armchair racers seeking freewheeling glimpses of the world via bicycle will cherish the trip."
A bicycle racer recounts his solo cycle around the world while attempting to break the existing Guinness World Record. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Charles Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Each with its satisfying twist, often surprisingly surprising, these stories charm and entertain while mapping out the landscape of (white, male) American anxieties in the middle of the last century."
Creepy, melancholy short stories from the mid-20th-century master who wrote an estimated 22 episodes of The Twilight Zone.Read full book review >

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SACRIFICIAL MUSE by Maegan Beaumont
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"All the characters, the quick and the dead, are forgettable, and the killer's plot is as baroque and labored as any conceit Ellery Queen ever hatched but a lot less ingenious and compelling. The one thing that stays with you is Beaumont's intensity, which would be scary if it were more sharply focused."
Now that Inspector Sabrina Vaughn's back in San Francisco Homicide, everyone wants a piece of her—her boss, her homicidal ex-lover, the Fourth Estate and, of course, a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF SAINTS by Maegan Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As in her striking debut (Carved in Darkness, 2013), Beaumont ladles on the overwrought prose and tougher-than-thou attitudinizing. None of it is good for you, but you'll want to read it anyway."
Four years after faking her own death and vanishing into a wilderness fortress with her lover, professional killer Michael O'Shea, ex-homicide cop Sabrina Vaughn comes out of hiding when a monstrous figure from her past makes her an offer she can't refuse. Read full book review >

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Released: July 27, 1993

"Overall: a pleasurable, informative, and unique glimpse into the lives of many of photography's great figures. (Seventy-five b&w photographs, some by Newhall—not seen)"
A graceful, lively memoir by photography's first historian, with accounts of his friendships with many of the century's great photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Read full book review >

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37 by Maria Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Beaumont's batty heroine is a gift for dissatisfied housewives."
Depression grabs hold of a middle-aged housewife in the British author's third novel, her first to appear in the United States. Read full book review >

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CARVED IN DARKNESS by Maegan Beaumont
Released: May 8, 2013

"Pulse-pounding terror, graphic violence and a loathsome killer. First of a series."
A homicide inspector and a killer for hire make an unlikely team. Read full book review >

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BABY DANCED THE POLKA by Karen Beaumont
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"Don't even try to sit still with this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The toddler and nursery-school sets will delightedly clap and cavort in step with this wide-awake baby, who boogies with a succession of toy animals rather than settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

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HATS OFF TO YOU! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Beaumont and Pham have proven once again that childhood fun romps across all societal biases with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The shoe-obsessed foursome of Shoe-la-la! (2011) is back, but this time millinery extravagance is the rage. Read full book review >

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SHOE-LA-LA! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though lacking the more detailed story lines of the Fancy Nancy series, this outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal to her fans as well as to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What happens when you turn four party-bound girlfriends loose in the Shoe-la-la boutique? Read full book review >

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WHO ATE ALL THE COOKIE DOUGH? by Karen Beaumont
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Even though the lift-the-flap surprise ending will no longer be one upon subsequent readings, the amusing illustrations of popular animals and the jaunty rhythm and rhyme will make this a favorite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kanga searches for the culprit behind her missing cookie dough in this easy-to-read rhyming book. Read full book review >