Search Results: "Martha C. Lawrence"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHES OF ARIES by Martha C. Lawrence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Lawrence jazzes up traditional hard-boiled hunches with New Age parapsychology to deliver old-fashioned excitement."
The hot Santa Ana winds blow a constant background to Pyschic Investigator Elizabeth Chase's latest case (Pisces Rising, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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AQUARIUS DESCENDING by Martha C. Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Though Elizabeth's third case (The Cold Heart of Capricorn, 1997, etc.) makes more use of traditional detective work than of psychic powers, readers will likely find it her most polished appearance yet."
Who's the logical person to look into the ten-year-old disappearance of crime-victim activist Jen Shaffer after three other investigators fail (one did nothing, the second vanished himself, the third was scared off the case)? Read full book review >

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MURDER IN SCORPIO by Martha C. Lawrence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 1995

"Maybe the promised series will deliver the goods."
``Fantastic as they may sound,'' this enterprising first novel begins, ``the events in this narrative are true.'' Well, don't worry: The ensuing plot is considerably less fantastic than you'll find in most mysteries, let alone in Weird Stories. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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PISCES RISING by Martha C. Lawrence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Neither especially psychic or clever, she energetically stumbles about, missing clues and awaiting signs."
Elizabeth Chase (Aquarius Rising, 1998, etc.), a psychic detective, is dragged out of bed and out of grief-stricken depression after the death of her fianc‚ to investigate the gruesome murder of a Native American casino owner, Dan Aquillo. Read full book review >

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THE COLD HEART OF CAPRICORN by Martha C. Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"Altogether, an improvement on Lawrence's debut (Murder in Scorpio, 1995), with Elizabeth wasting less time protesting about her uniquely uncanny crime-fighting credentials, and the victims' pain and rage providing a harder edge."
What do the San Diego police do when a serial rapist assaults four women with frighteningly increasing violence, but without leaving a trace of physical evidence? Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE by Michael Asher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lawrence was perhaps the first international megastar of the century,' Asher suggests, and this rather narrow biography pays due homage. (49 b&w photos)"
A biography of T.E. Lawrence, of the linear narrative, pop-psychology school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY MARTHA by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Martha is the perfect mutt to raise the slogan 'Question Authority' to an art form: really, if you're not drinking from the toilet or scattering trash, are you being true to your inner dog? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, the dog who took alphabet soup to new heights, smells a rat when the dogs in her neighborhood start behaving too obediently after a course with Otis Weaselgraft's Perfect Pup Institute. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >