Search Results: "Michael D. Beil"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"As they dart from clue to clue, the red blazer gals feel and act like real tweens while tackling everything that comes their way with logic, humor and refreshing savoir faire. (appendix with solution for final logic problem) (Mystery. 8-12)"
No sooner have St. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"Move over, Nancy Drew! (diagrams) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Clad in their red high-school blazers, three friends become amateur sleuths who decipher an intricate puzzle leading to the priceless Ring of Rocamadour. Read full book review >

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A NEW RECRUIT by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A suspenseful series opener with an admirably heroic protagonist. (Thriller. 9-13)"
Do you always do the right thing? Do you have what it takes to become an Agent of the Glass? Read full book review >

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LANTERN SAM AND THE BLUE STREAK BANDITS by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Laden with retro charm and sly humor, this won't suit every reader, but fans of fast-paced, far-fetched action will lap it up as enthusiastically as Sam swallows his favorite brand of sardines. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A talking cat with a penchant for problem-solving and self-reflection, a clever kidnapping-cum-jewel heist, a couple of kids and a friendly train conductor all collide in an atmospheric late-1930s adventure with old-time cinematic appeal. Read full book review >

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THE MISTAKEN MASTERPIECE by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"While this caper proves less brain-teasing and exciting than its predecessors, the four (soon to be five?) Red Blazer gals still rock. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Fresh from solving The Vanishing Violin (2010) mystery, seventh-grade amateur sleuths and best friends Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca and Leigh Ann of St. Veronica's all-girl's school in Manhattan tackle two new cases. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT FORSAKEN LAKE by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Ultimately focusing on what's right rather than the truth, the appealing story leaves one big mystery unsolved, promising a sequel and more summer magic. (Artwork not seen.) (glossary of sailing terms). (Mystery. 9-12)"
Summer is indeed a time for mystery and adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >