Search Results: "Mary Anne Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANNE by Daphne du Maurier
Released: June 18, 1954

"Not top drawer du Maurier, but a sure best seller."
A novel, quite openly based on actual historical records relating to Miss du Maurier's great, great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. Read full book review >

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FOXGLOVE by Mary Anne Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1992

"As before: much boisterous domestic intrigue, laced with lethal doses of tedious Irish charm and just enough mystery to leave you thoroughly exasperated."
Photographer Claire Breslinsky, visiting her prospective house in Richmond Hill, Queens, is delighted to find that one of her new neighbors is her old friend Theresa (``Tree'') Read full book review >

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PACK UP THE MOON by Mary Anne Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"The self-indulgent, unedited ramblings of an unpersuasive narrator."
A romance novel recalling the early years of Claire Breslinsky, heroine of Kelly's mysteries (The Cordelia Squad, 2003, etc.), spent as a model in Europe and overland traveler to India. Read full book review >

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KEEPER OF THE MILL by Mary Anne Kelly
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A jumbled story with pretentious overtones."
Fortyish photographer Claire Breslinsky (Foxglove, 1992, etc.) lives in Queens with hard-drinking, underemployed husband Johnnie and two children. Read full book review >

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THE CORDELIA SQUAD by Mary Anne Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Lots of family bickering around the extended dinner table, adolescent temper tantrums, and divorced-wives' angst—but not much mystery."
Much gooey romance and a spark or two of arson befall newly divorced Claire Breslinsky (Keeper of the Mill, 1995, etc.) when she moves herself and her two teenagers, Anthony and Tree, into a mansion much in need of renovation in Richmond Hill, Queens, within shouting distance of her take-charge mom, her retired pop, and her sisters Zinnie, a cop, and Carmela, a sarcastic part-time beauty writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >