Search Results: "Mary Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO FOR JOY by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Plotting as byzantine as you'd expect, along with gore, whores, and an eight-page glossary."
Justinian I, emperor of Constantinople from a.d. 527-565, is not nearly as bothered by the seemingly spontaneous combustion of three stylites—holy men who sit atop pillars as they pray and preach—as he is by the missives from another holy man, Michael, who wants to share his power and insists on a meeting. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Mary Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Meanders from brothels to copper markets to public baths and poetry readings, each rife with all the gossip, rumor, deceit and lewdness you'd expect from one of the Lord Chamberlain's cases (Six for Gold, 2005, etc.)."
Constantinople intrigue during the reign of Justinian and Theodora. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIX FOR GOLD by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A busy historical mystery with an engagingly wry tone. Many detours, but getting there is most of the fun."
Who killed the Roman Senator, and why are the Egyptian sheep slitting their own throats? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN MEGARA by Mary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"John's 11th case combines historical detail with a cerebral mystery full of surprises."
Long used to solving mysteries for an emperor, a newly powerless man must solve one for himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINE FOR THE DEVIL by Mary Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Whores, beggars, lawyers, even a tax collector and a pope wander around Constantinople's back alleys, brothels, kitchens and church sanctum sanctorums. What a relief for John (Eight for Eternity, 2010, etc.) to be finally freed of his duties and prepare to take his household off to Greece."
How can you find a killer who doesn't exist? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARMING UP by Mary Hutchings Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2013

"A well-written, endearing book that surprises—even if its happy ending is a little too perfect."
A story about discovering the artist within and being happy—talent or no talent. 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

One for the Ark by Mary Hutchings Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A delightfully lighthearted tale that engages serious issues through farce."
A novel about big ideas in a small town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMAGED by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Haunting, in more ways than one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Efficient, practical Kinsey finds herself haunted after her best and only friend, Camille, dies in a car accident Kinsey survives. Read full book review >

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OVER YOU by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Teen girls who have experienced similar friendships will find this resonates; other readers probably won't. (Fiction. 14-17)"
In Max and Sadie's friendship, wild Sadie is the one who has all the fun, while responsible Max deals with the consequences. Read full book review >