Search Results: "Martha Grimes"


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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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THE END OF THE PIER by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, Grimes writes fetchingly at times, has a large following (much of which will be plenty disappointed), and a first printing of 100,000 copies is planned."
Something completely different from the author of the popular, ever-so-British Inspector Jury mysteries (The Old Contemptibles, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF ALL FISH by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Grimes (Fadeaway Girl, 2011, etc.) brings a crazy-quilt sensibility to a romp that ultimately sags a bit under the weight of its own cleverness. Despite its pallid heroine, however, this sendup of the book world, in which hit men apparently have more integrity than publishers, is great fun."
Unlikely alliances form in a plot to neutralize an author's greedy former agent. Read full book review >

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FADEAWAY GIRL by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Emma is as enchanting as the eccentric cast of her hometown."
The latest installment in the endless carnival of crime at sleepy La Porte, Md., involves still another return to the storied past. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WINE SHADES by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Even fans who can't appreciate the passing strangeness of this truly special adventure will be won over by a precocious little girl and a dog of rare intelligence."
Supt. Richard Jury's 20th case begins as the shaggiest of shaggy-dog stories, moves through a critique of quantum mechanics and ends in a truly mystical realm. Read full book review >

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THE STARGAZEY by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Just don't look for common sense or logic."
Another exotic adventure in never-never land for Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and his rich, titled sidekick, Melrose Plant. Read full book review >

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BARNABY GRIMES by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"From the first gripping sentence onward, Barnaby will be sure to rake in the fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
The latest and best Stewart/Riddell collaboration to date is set in a pseudo-Victorian world of stovepipe hats, gamins and smog. Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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FOUL MATTER by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Publishing's archly amusing answer to Get Shorty—except that since it's books rather than movies, instead of crazy things happening very fast, crazy things get talked about at length and not all that much happens in the end."
Grimes forsakes Supt. Richard Jury's British haunts (The Grave Maurice, 2002, etc.) for a criminal farce played out in the cutthroat world of New York publishers. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE LAST by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Even so, Grimes's delicious people portraits and elegant prose are as entertaining as ever."
Benny Keegan, 12, sleeps under Waterloo Bridge and scrapes together a living running errands. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"But readers who come to Grimes for a Richard Jury-like experience should be warned: these are lives of very quiet desperation."
A pair of thematically connected novellas—about loneliness—by the author of the Richard Jury mysteries (The Stargazey, 1998, etc.) and, most recently, Biting the Moon (1999). Read full book review >