Search Results: "Morna Stuart"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Another mystery presents itself on Moon Base Alpha. Read full book review >

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VIETNAM WAR by Stuart Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful and illuminating overview of the war in Vietnam even though the facts fly like the detonation of an antipersonnel mine. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Murray provides a fact-filled tour d'horizon of the wars suffered by Vietnam from World War II to the Paris Peace Accords. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An intriguing work of new ideas on the cutting edge of biology, though not for the uninitiated."
Lavishly illustrated examination of the theory of biological self-organization—territory unfamiliar to most. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"MacBride's gritty prose and righteous, reckless hero (Birthdays for the Dead, 2013, etc.) improve his overstuffed, overheated plot."
A full plate of grisly and baffling crimes challenges Aberdeen DI Logan McRae and his contentious colleagues. Read full book review >

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BLACK FIRE by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"A good plot in a good setting, but the reliance on swashbuckling smoke and mirrors takes the story perilously and needlessly close to farce."
Beijing sends a one-man death squad to Hong Kong to stem the exodus of edgy capitalists before new landlords take over the Crown Colony. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE by Julia Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Stuart's second novel (The Matchmaker of Périgord, 2008) employs a whimsical over-the-top style that occasionally draws attention to itself, but the tale is grounded by the moving central love story. This sweet romp will appeal to history buffs."
A sensitive Beefeater, his wife and assorted other eccentrics cope with modern life in the infamous Tower of London. Read full book review >

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YOUR FATHER SENDS HIS LOVE by Stuart Evers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"This is an uneven gathering but free of duds, and Evers often achieves the special pleasure of short stories, infusing small worlds with more life than seems possible."
These short stories explore varieties of family strife and warmth in a style with roots in Raymond Carver but more humor, sympathy, and sinew. Read full book review >

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STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >

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ORCHID BLUES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Saturday matinee fodder that'll keep you turning pages faster than an Elect recruit can field-strip a sidearm—though it'll help if your own capacity for critical reflection is just as low."
How could Florida's Orchid Beach Police Chief Holly Barker outdo her action-packed debut (Orchid Beach, 1998)? By losing her bridegroom to the lunatic terrorists who, having failed to kill presidential candidate William Henry Lee in The Run (2000), are trying again now that he's been elected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A tight and captivating story: this is very likely how it would feel to be in Charles's uncomfortable shoes."
A malpractice courtroom drama that manages to be both bumptious and philosophical. Read full book review >

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Londinium Poeta by Stuart Newton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Perceptive and honest, Newton manages to be profound without being abstruse. Though stylistically unremarkable, this is clear-voiced and self-aware poetry that any city dweller will appreciate."
Short, free verse poems on the psychological and sociological complexities of life in London. Read full book review >