Search Results: "Martyn Whittock"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BONE MACHINE by Martyn Waites
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Your basic by-the-numbers job, this seventh from British author Waites (The Mercy Seat, 2006, etc.) contains nothing to hate, nothing to alert a pal about."
Joe Donovan is back on the murder beat, but now the investigative work is different. 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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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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THE IMAGINATION BOX by Martyn Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A splendid adventure, hilarious and harrowing in turn and so strongly cast that even the precocious pocket primate doesn't steal the show. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
Two young sleuths—three if you count the talking marmoset—narrowly avert worldwide disaster after a truly dangerous device and its inventor vanish suddenly. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A singular, but not very entertaining, roll in the muck of a murderer's life."
A debut thriller in which a depressed widower finds new life by strangling young women. Read full book review >

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Heaven and Nature Speak by Marcella Martyn

"A woman's vivid, personal account of the real world's interactions with the spirit realm."
A chorus of spirits discusses the deeper nature of reality with a medium. 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 >