Search Results: "Medora Sale"


BOOK REVIEW

PURSUED BY SHADOWS by Medora Sale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Well written, spottily absorbing, but too contrived and unconvincing to match the author's previous outings."
Murky financial deals and a killing in London provide a dramatic start to a new puzzle for Toronto's Homicide Inspector John Sanders and unofficial aide-photographer girlfriend Harriet Jeffries (Murder in a Good Cause, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP OF THE INNOCENT by Medora Sale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"A bit heavy on the romance, a bit weak on the scam behind it all, but moderately absorbing fare most of the way."
Third in a series of sturdy police procedurals set in Toronto (Murder in a Good Cause, etc.), this one finding unassuming, quirky millionaire cop Rob Lucas totally involved with music student Annie Hunter, witness to the murder of entrepreneur Carl Neilson, a thoroughly nasty type shot to death by an equally nasty duo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHORT CUT TO SANTA FE by Medora Sale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 1994

"Suspense, romance, and compelling characters carry a chilling, charming, and very well-written tale of adventure."
According to plan, photographer Harriet Jeffries meets her lover, Toronto's police inspector John Sanders (Murder in Focus, 1989, etc.), at Santa Fe's tiny airport for the start of a vacation together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YARD SALE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A simple, moving tale of a family in transition. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When her parents hold a yard sale to downsize prior to moving, Callie experiences mixed emotions until she realizes she still has what's most important. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE SALE by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Warshawski's tense, sharp 11th shows that you really can go home again."
Corruption and deception are never far behind as V.I. Warshawski (Blacklist, 2003, etc.) goes back to her South Chicago roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT FOR SALE by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A warmhearted romp that might even work for older reluctant readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Cyrus and Rudy, 9 and 8 respectively, are faced with the nightmare scenario: their family is moving to a new house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE FOR SALE by David Hajdu
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A highly learned pleasure for music and pop-culture buffs."
Strolling through the archives of pop music history with an experienced guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP FOR SALE by Alison Marie Behnke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This slim volume makes clear the grinding reality of the cheapest labor and presents a welcome chance to act. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
"At any given time, up to 20 to 27 million people around the world are believed to be victims of some form of human trafficking." Or you could call it slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE FOR SALE by Nils Johan Ringdal
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Cheeky without minimizing the seriousness: social history at its poppiest."
A survey of the world's oldest profession, which becomes, in effect, a sexual history of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Disappointing in its scattergun approach, but, still, a success in calling attention to a serious issue."
As the subtitle suggests, a crisis-oriented take on the problems of water management in a world where demand is steadily rising and mismanagement abounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

American for Sale by Chuck Van Soye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"An optimistic adventure set against the ugliness of modern warfare in Syria."
A CIA-trained family man must escape the clutches of Middle Eastern extremists in this sequel to Spy Mates (2013).Read full book review >