Search Results: "Mark E. Geyer"


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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Chris Moriarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Exciting, action-packed and absolutely marvelous. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The magic is darker in this intense sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice (2011).Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers who enjoy watching puzzles be solved will enjoy the entertaining revelations. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford deciphers clues in an old portrait that lead her and her father's oddball cousin Julian to a literary treasure. 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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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 1 by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"There's plenty of vinegar here but plenty of the homespun and funny Twain as well. Essential for serious students of his work and readable and revealing for all its surrounding scholarly apparatus."
A century after his death, the great American writer and controversialist speaks plainly—and sometimes not so nicely—from beyond the grave. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE by Chris Moriarty
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A marvelous, mystical romp that doesn't ignore reality. A hint of a possible sequel whets readers' appetite for more: Yes, please! (author's note) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Sacha lives in New York City's Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century. Or does he? Read full book review >

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SYNDROME E by Franck Thilliez
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Having achieved bestseller status in Europe, Thilliez is poised to do the same in the U.S."
In this terrific French thriller, a veteran Paris profiler struggling with paranoid schizophrenia and a lonely female police detective are brought together by a series of gruesome murders that have something to do with an old experimental film containing disturbing subliminal images. Read full book review >

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E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely not a beginner's ABC book, but the visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Help! The letter E has fallen (down the stairs) and can't get up! Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >