Search Results: "Michael Robertson"


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 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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDCASTLE by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Wishes come true for a young artisan in this abbreviated teaching tale. Read full book review >