Search Results: "Michael Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BAKER STREET TRANSLATION by Michael Robertson
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers who, unlike Mr. Darby, know not to take the proceedings seriously will find the deadpan tone perfectly suited to the whimsically improbable developments. As a bonus, all the policemen the heroes consult are so imperviously dense that they might have stepped out of your own comic nightmares."
Baker Street barrister Reggie Heath (The Brothers of Baker Street, 2011, etc.) is faced with three puzzles fully as strange as his enforced avocation of answering letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Robertson's sophomore effort gels in the final third, which features a thrilling climax, but not before some unsteady plotting and labored prose."
A young British barrister matches wits with a would-be Moriarty while unraveling a modern mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER STREET LETTERS by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Robertson's sure-footed debut is lively and inventive."
A transatlantic mystery draws two brothers into a web of murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TROUBLE! by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A brightly colored monster tale that begs to be animated. Repeat readings required. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How do you deal with an infestation of monsters? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF ARTS by Anita Albus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Genuine insights into Northern Renaissance painting, mixed with minutiae and impenetrable philosophizing. (b&w illustrations; 12 pp. color illustrations, 10 color gatefolds, not seen)"
Not exactly art history, not exactly critical analysis, but a rambling meditation on the aesthetics, materials, and purposes of Northern Renaissance oil paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINT OF BALANCE by J.G. Jurado
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Short on plausibility with a conclusion that feels both rushed and tacked on, the plot piles one silly premise on top of the other until it topples under its own weight."
Jurado dishes up a violent conspiracy reaching all the way to the top in his latest thriller (The Traitor's Emblem, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? by Michael Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

Roberts, executive chef at Trumps restaurant in L.A., presents recipes for the dishes he likes to cook at home. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER STREET JURORS by Michael Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Robertson, who seems to command an unlimited stream of clever ideas for recycling the Holmes legend without resuscitating the great man, outdoes himself in the most effervescent of his five Baker Street cocktails to date."
It was only a matter of time, and now it's happened at last: Sherlock Holmes gets called to jury duty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORIARTY RETURNS A LETTER by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Robertson (The Baker Street Translation, 2013, etc.) extracts another ebullient puzzle from the most improbable yet thoroughly logical sources imaginable."
More trouble for the Sherlock Holmes letters and the curators who love them not wisely but too well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACE by Grace Coddington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Great read for those interested in events in the fashion industry and the personalities who shape it."
A lively glimpse of the fashion industry and the characters behind it from American Vogue creative director Coddington. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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