Search Results: "Mike Muller"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The artwork, a cross between Paul Galdone's version (1985) and Emma Chichester Clark's (2010), makes this a charming version you can't bear to be without. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
Another "Goldilocks"? Yes, with a fresh take, unusual setting and appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN IN THE CITY by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A lovely book sure to generate enthusiasm for its subject. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ben and Caroline are delighted with their new home in an old house with an overgrown, walled yard—now they will be able to make their own gardens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTWOOD by Robin Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Tamer than the virulent version by Jane Yolen and Charles Mikolaycak (Tam Lin, 1990), this does not include Elaine's pregnancy, instead relying on the artwork to picture her pining away for her love. (Folktale. 7-10)"
In this lush retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin, the daughter of the Earl of March is drawn by music to the forest that has become the home of the dreaded Elfin Queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN OUT by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A bit more self-deprecating humor than usual from McCone and a crisply woven plot. For those readers tired of the McCone-Ripinsky romance, there's much ado about a burgeoning relationship between McCone and a snickering horse."
Sharon McCone fights depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not up to Wolf in the Shadows (1993)."
No sooner has Sharon McCone cut loose from the All Souls Legal Cooperative to go it on her own—don't worry, it's an amicable divorce; she's still renting space from them—than her old college friend Suits Gordon, scam artist turned corporate messiah, hires her to find out who's trying to kill him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR AROUND THE GREAT OAK by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"A charming celebration of the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A massive old oak tree becomes the focus of Benjamin and Anna's seasonal visits to their cousin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BADGER’S NEW HOUSE by Robin Muller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lots of charming detail and square footage used as it was meant to be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mix of common sense and generosity puts everyone in their rightful space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE ECHOES LIVE by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"Well-done wilderness background, a few mildly intriguing characters, and a terse showdown are the best things in a rambling story that lacks the pithiness and pace of the author's best work."
Sharon McCone, investigator for San Francisco's All-Souls Legal Co-op (Eye of the Storm, etc., etc.), is trying to find out what's going on around the near-ghost town of Promiseville, once a center of gold mining in California's high desert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK THROUGH THE FIRE by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1999

"The plotting is heavy-handed, the pace heavy-footed, but McCone admirers will remain unshakeable."
Marketing strategy for Sharon McCone's San Francisco investigative agency seems confined to waiting around for friends or relatives to get in trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF FEAR by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"More seasonal goodwill (think of a rainbow-cast remake of It's a Wonderful Life) than misdirection in a story that perfectly illustrates its heroine's bromide: 'When you think about it, all crimes are stupid.'"
Race-baiting violence invades Sharon McCone's Yuletide celebrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISTANCE by Eddie Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"If it doesn't get at least short-listed for an Edgar, the fix is in."
The man on the living room floor is obviously dead, the man looming over him obviously responsible. Read full book review >