Search Results: "Marsha Lyons"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER: TAKE TWO by April Kelly
Released: April 18, 2012

"A little too much going on, but still manages to be tight and sharp-witted."
Two private investigators take on a homicidal illusionist, but what the detectives don't know about each other is just as dangerous as the magician's man-eating tigers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 18, 2012

"Uneven pacing can't drag down good camaraderie and snappy humor."
The shooting of a superstar actor turns out to have all the intrigue of one of Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 22, 1995

"The book is rounded off with an essay by art historian Gail Levin (CUNY) that discusses, fittingly, Hopper's influence on other contemporary artists."
Loneliness and quiet desperation pervade these stories and poems inspired by, or reminiscent of, the paintings of Edward Hopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >