Search Results: "Martyn Bedford"


BOOK REVIEW

FLIP by Martyn Bedford
FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Alex has to figure out why his soul overtook Flip's body, and how—if at all—he can get back into his own before it's too late. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old geeky musician Alex wakes up hundreds of miles from his London home in the body of Philip Garamond, a high-school soccer star and girl magnet nicknamed Flip. Read full book review >

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NEVER ENDING by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An English teen can't stop blaming herself for her brother's death. Read full book review >

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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF REVISION by Martyn Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"A riveting debut. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
From the Yorkshire-based Bedford, a suspenseful saga of a sociopath's return to his painful past, seeking vengeance for slights real and imagined from his former teachers. Read full book review >

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THE HOUDINI GIRL by Martyn Bedford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Following his taut debut, Acts of Revision (1997), with a more maudlin tale of love and loss, Bedford offers a promising yet finally disappointing story of a magician unable to perform the ultimate trick: bringing back to life the woman he adored, then betrayed. Read full book review >

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BEYOND INFINITY by Martyn Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Further misadventures with cool tech—and, for extra bite, bear-sharks. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
A mysterious wave of attacks forces the 11-year-old creator of the titular device to, literally, think outside the box. Read full book review >

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MARY’S PRAYER by Martyn Waites
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Waites's The Mercy Seat (2006) was his sixth, but the first to cross the ocean. His overwrought and purplish debut, originally published in 1997, might just as well have stayed home."
Carrying coals to Newcastle proves bloody dangerous for a hack reporter. Read full book review >

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THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Martyn Whittock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A great start on a complex subject. (full-color photos, maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Biographical History series covers aspects of the beginning and end of the Roman Empire, along with information about daily life when it was at its height. Read full book review >

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WHITE RIOT by Martyn Waites
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2009

"Waites's robust storytelling keeps the tale afloat through an early tangle of tenuously connected threads. Though the pitch may be too feverish for some, the climax will pay off for the engaged."
Joe Donovan's team of "information brokers" unravels a tangle of violent crimes that threaten to trigger a race war. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE WORLD OF DAPHNE DU MAURIER by Martyn Shallcross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Frustratingly slim pickings, even for devoted fans. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A bare-bones biography of the popular British author of Rebecca, etc. Born in 1907, du Maurier, Shallcross tells us, was educated at home. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY SEAT by Martyn Waites
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Unrelentingly dark and more than a little dreary."
Waites's sixth—the first to be published in the U.S.—crosses the pond dripping noir. Read full book review >