Search Results: "N.M. Kelby"


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WHALE SEASON by N.M. Kelby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Deep-fried strangeness."
Here's the wacky, tacky premise: A Jesus-impersonating serial killer rampages through Florida strip clubs and gator swamps. Read full book review >

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WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER by N.M. Kelby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Kelby's prose fits her subject, lusciously rich as the truffles and foie gras that dominate Escoffier's recipes, but sensory overload eventually sets in."
From Kelby (Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill, 2008, etc.), a fictional biography of the pioneering French chef Auguste Escoffier full of luscious details about his methods, both of cooking and seduction. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE BAD GIRL’S BAR & GRILL by N.M. Kelby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"Fans of the bizarre may be intrigued; others will find it annoying."
A South Florida retirement community turns into a wild and happening place, full of murder, mayhem and larger-than-life characters. Read full book review >

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THEATER OF THE STARS by N.M. Kelby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"An improbable tale on the face of it, but thoroughly likable nevertheless, with a light touch and a rich collection of vivid (sometimes horribly so) characters."
Second-novelist Kelby (In the Company of Angels, 2001) offers an intricate story of a young woman's attempt to unravel the mysteries of her mother's (and her own) past. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS by N.M. Kelby
Released: April 4, 2001

"A skillful harvest of symbols most suitable for the pious, others being likely to find the rose-colored glasses an insuperable drawback."
Kelby makes her novel debut with a religious fable set in WWII that will move some greatly while the more skeptical will find it treacly to the point of considerably other responses. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS OF ALAVNA by N.M. Browne
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The mysterious beginning and the plot's brisk progress will catch the interest of YA readers; the development of unlikely friendships among the very different characters and the coming-of-age story will sustain it—author victorious. (Fiction. YA)"
On a field trip, British students Ursula and Dan disappear into a yellow-colored fog. Read full book review >

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HUNTED by N.M. Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Clever and compelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Karen is attacked by a group of six or seven girls and the fear and pain seem overwhelming until she suddenly realizes that she is running like a fox, the hounds are baying, and there is no safety no matter how hard she runs. Read full book review >

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BASILISK by N.M. Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Suspenseful and rather original, marred only by pedestrian language. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Rej, a comber from the squalid caves beneath the city of Lunnzia, and Donna, the courtesan's daughter, form an unlikely alliance to bring back dragons and save the world in this appealing dark fantasy. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS OF CAMLANN by N.M. Browne
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Like the first installment, this is a page-turner that will leave readers panting for the next in an exciting young adult fantasy series. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Browne offers that rarity: a sequel more polished and engrossing than its predecessor. Read full book review >

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RUNNING ON INSTINCT by N.M. Luiken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A comic-strip cast, confused plotting, clichéd prose: Running on Instinct is runaway mindlessness."
Inept debut thriller about an evil genius out to purify the species. Read full book review >

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SILVERBOY by N.M. Browne
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Inexpert prose and a rushed conclusion detract, but overall, Tommo's story is both intriguing and worthwhile. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
This compelling magical adventure rises above its many flaws. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF STONE by N.M. Browne
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"And—how rare—it seems to be a stand-alone. (Fantasy. YA)"
In a complex fantasy with mythic overtones and strong themes of love and guilt, a magic stone imparts visions that link ancient male- and female-centered cultures to their far-future hybrid descendant. Read full book review >