Search Results: "Maureen Doyle McQuerry"


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THE TELLING STONE by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Uneven yet at moments exceedingly exciting: readers who stick through to the end will be looking for the next in the series. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Timothy James Maxwell and his friends continue their adventure in cosmic realms. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE DOOR by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Sure-handed and page-turning, this series opener leaves plenty to be resolved. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A promising start to a fantasy series mines the rich ore of Celtic mythology and propels a young boy into cosmic battle. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIARS by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Released: May 1, 2012

"A slow but richly atmospheric read. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Lonely Lena Mattacascar heads to the border to find a father she barely remembers and an answer to her unusual appearance. Read full book review >

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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

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A Journey in Time by Maureen Francis Doyle
Released: July 28, 2015

"Fans of historical drama—and romance—will fall in love with the noble John and his sprawling Irish Catholic family."
Spanning nearly a century, this historical novel follows one Irishman's life after escaping the potato famine and immigrating to Canada. Read full book review >

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ON CONAN DOYLE by Michael Dirda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a few shortcomings, an endearing, well-balanced introduction to a writer the Strand Magazine called 'the greatest natural storyteller of his age.'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Dirda (Classics for Pleasure, 2007, etc.) provides a personal voyage around the creator of Sherlock Holmes and a prodigious variety of lesser-known heroes, worlds and volumes. Read full book review >

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MR. DOYLE & DR. BELL by Howard Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"A stylish departure from Engel's amusing Ontario p.i. Benny Cooperman (The Cooperman Variations, 2002, etc.), rife with clues, misdirection, and an obvious love for the Holmesian canon."
Edinburgh medical student Arthur Conan Doyle plays Watson to Dr. Joseph Bell, his professor's Sherlock Holmes, in this charming paean to the Victorian detective duo. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG DOYLE by Robert Girardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"It's all good, not-so-clean fun, though the suspense suffers from those self-indulgent interpolations."
Buried pirate treasure is the come-on for this tongue-in-cheek yarn about a feisty Virginian and the scurvy knaves ranged against him. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA DOYLE by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, you've got to have a warm spot for a thriller in which virtually everybody but the dog has at least one alias."
Once upon a time, Sheila Ryan was an aspiring actress—all right, her experience was limited to a single adult film—and acting teacher. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Jon Lellenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"No major revelations or strong stylistic appeal, but an affecting self-portrait of a plainspoken, good-natured Englishman whose type has passed into history."
A triple-decker helping of hitherto unpublished letters, mostly to his mother, by the man who hated to be known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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PATRICK DOYLE IS FULL OF BLARNEY by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The characters are folksy, but the dose of ethnic enmity never becomes more than gratuitous. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's 1915, and the Germans have just ``sunk a ritzy passenger ship . . . somewhere,'' while nine-year-old Patrick fights his own turf war at home. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DOYLE by Daniel L. Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"At first muddled and confusing, the book goes on to raise intriguing questions and possibilities for fans of both men."
A father-and-son team exposes the similarities of two very strange men, Jack the Ripper and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >