Search Results: "Mary Finch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF THE SPRINGS by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This pourquoi tale that explains some of the aspects of the seasonal changes and the reason for rain makes a nice complement to Persephone's story. (Early reader/folk tale. 6-8)"
Venturing past Disney princesses, here is Ibura, Brazilian Princess of the Springs. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED HEN by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though this has its moments, Paul Galdone's version (with or without story CD) is still the benchmark. (recipe) (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
This serviceable retelling of the classic tale is made different by an added scene of redemption, colorful collage art and a story CD narrated by Debra Messing. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Still, this perky, new—and less violent—edition will delight readers in their traditional quest for the greenest grass. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A classic fairy tale gets a facelift, with collage illustrations and a delightful repetitive phrase sure to rouse smiles. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

THE FLEET STREET MURDERS by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Disjointed, with a shockingly poor grasp of the Victorian milieu, especially in the prolonged discussions (by men!) of pregnancy and miscarriage."
Gentleman detective Charles Lenox lets politics distract him from his third case (The September Society, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SEPTEMBER SOCIETY by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Though Lenox is not a patch on his fellow Balliol alumnus Lord Peter Wimsey, Finch's second gives him a more exciting and cerebral mystery than his debut (A Beautiful Blue Death, 2007)."
A Victorian detective answers a desperate plea for help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INHERITANCE by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Finch impressively raises the stakes of this tale between tea settings, and his character development is top-notch."
In the 10th installment of this Victorian-era series, a Member of Parliament-turned-private detective gets the chance to solve a 30-year-old mystery that involves his boyhood friend. Read full book review >

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SUGARLAND by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"The action scenes are so-so, and too many felonies are pinned on the usual suspects—but Finch (Trespass, 1987, etc.) provides a razor- sharp Philippine setting and a splendidly laconic voice for his disillusioned, desperately hopeful hero."
Even before he leaves for the Philippines to look into the supposed death of Carlito Sanchez, insurance-investigator Jack Hart is half in love with a photo of Lito's cousin Evangeline Flores. Read full book review >

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PARADISE JUNCTION by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"More double-crosses than Ross Thomas, more crooked angles than Elmore Leonard—and merrily amoral right down to the final payoff."
When the easy cash from his California business starts to dry up, Hays Teale, who's already begun an informal course in burglary, allows his hot-wired wife Caitlin Hames to talk him into the fateful Big Heist—in this updated Asphalt Jungle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"It's a shame, though, that he does so in such a torturously convoluted way. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Torpid, confusing, and inconclusive account of a multiple murder. Read full book review >

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THE LAWS OF MURDER by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Finch's clever hero (An Old Betrayal, 2013, etc.) overcomes despair and calumny to solve one of his author's thorniest puzzles."
A Victorian private investigator teams up with Scotland Yard to solve a case that involves one of their own. Read full book review >