Search Results: "Maureen Lipinski"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW'S EDGE by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Pass. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Leah Spencer isn't just the new kid at Westerville High, she's an unwilling Créatúir Shaman, desperate to shed her responsibilities to the "Other Realm" and live the life of a normal Texas teenager. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA ASCENDING by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Still, this is an entertaining, quick read. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Readers who enjoyed Leah Spencer's mystical adventures in the first series outing, Shadow's Edge (2012), will find even more to love in the second. Read full book review >

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God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A deadly and exhilarating game of cat and mouse that has all the makings of an engaging series about fighting terrorists."
Homeland Security agents rush to prevent large-scale cyberwarfare in this thriller. Read full book review >

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THE FALL-DOWN ARTIST by Thomas Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 1994

"A first novel that combines a tangy serving of beer-soaked Pittsburgh atmosphere with a robustly satisfying yarn."
Carroll Dorsey's been on the run all his life, it seems, from his political kingmaker father: He quit law school, enlisted in the army, and ended up in what Martin Dorsey considers a dead-end job as a freelance insurance investigator. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE OF HER TOMBSTONE by Thomas Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 1996

"Even darker than Dorsey's grim debut, The Fall-Down Artist (1994): perfect reading material for one of those rainy days you wish would go on forever."
With his days as Al Rosek's replacement bartender numbered by the return of Rosek's regular man, Pittsburgh gumshoe Carroll Dorsey finds himself getting pulled back into investigative work by old Mrs. Leneski, who's convinced that neighborhood junkies have made off with her granddaughter, Maritsa Durant, missing for two months. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINES by Lynn Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An ordinary murder mystery energized by extraordinary, impassioned characters."
In Lipinski's debut thriller, a young man digs into his late mother's buried history, but he may have been better off not learning the family secret. Read full book review >

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THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH by Maureen Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The London minutiae are utterly engaging, the villains satisfyingly weird and numerous. And there is kissing. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
A double or triple pun in the title resonates throughout the creepy, clever and ambiguous second volume in the Shades of London series, following The Name of the Star (2011).Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WISH UPON A RAT by Maureen McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Despite winning, original moments, the parts, unfortunately, do not add up to a satisfying whole. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Everything goes wrong after Ruth loses Rodney the rat, a present from her Aunt Mary Ellen: Mary Ellen dies, Ruth fights with her friends, and her family becomes an embarrassment. Read full book review >

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SUITE SCARLETT by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"However, the authentic charm of the characters and the endearing sweetness of their odd familial relationships do, finally, make this light read worthwhile. (Fiction. YA)"
On her 15th birthday, Scarlett Martin receives the key to one of the shabby-but-elegant suites in her eccentric family's aging Manhattan hotel. Read full book review >

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POWER PLAYS by Maureen Ulrich
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Readers where hockey is big will likely look beyond the problems; most others probably won't. (author's note) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Hockey, bullying and friendship fill Canadian playwright Ulrich's first novel. Read full book review >

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ENLIGHTENMENT by Maureen Freely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2008

"Conspiracy theory, nationhood and relationships collide, often obscurely, in a multilayered and earnest, if oddly remote, tale."
A complex novel juxtaposes youthful allegiances and political machinations in Turkey. Read full book review >