Search Results: "P.I. Maltbie"


BOOK REVIEW

BAMBINO AND MR. TWAIN by P.I. Maltbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A rather obscure human-interest story that, while beautifully illustrated, is not very enlightening on the topic of Mark Twain, mourning the death of a loved one nor cats. A puzzler. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of Mark Twain as a newly widowed, grieving, 69-year-old man holed up in his Manhattan apartment in 1904 is frankly a peculiar subject for a children's picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE MONET by P.I. Maltbie
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Admirable. (author's note, reproductions of Monet's work, index/glossary, list of Monet paintings in U.S./Canadian collections, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A handsome and child-friendly introduction to the Impressionist master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 1993

"A dull narration that only occasionally flickers to life—but one that, thankfully, doesn't quite obscure Headley's real legacy: his many rightings of injustices along his courageous, committed way. (First printing of 35,000)"
Drab self-rendering of the colorful life of supersleuth Headley, champion of underdogs, who died last year of Lou Gehrig's disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Likely to see sequels; Howard and Ivy deserve them. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Grantleyville Middle School lowlifes beware: shamus Howard Wallace is on the case! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAXWELL PARKER, P.I. by Josie Lynn
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A humorous, entertaining story of an aspiring detective who finds her inner moxie."
In this YA novel, a young girl investigates suspicious doings in her neighborhood with the help of her best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW OF A PUG  by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Another sequel is in the offing, and young mystery fans should be glad. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Wallace and Mason Investigations is on the case of the missing mascot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HER NIGHTLY EMBRACE by Adi  Tantimedh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Tantimedh's bright dialogue and breakneck pacing tend to obscure the difference between legitimate and bogus surprises and even between developments that do and don't make sense."
Not that you'd know it from a casual glance, but Book I of the Ravi P.I. series is actually a cycle of four interlinked stories about a high school teacher-turned-unlicensed private eye working for a London agency where some crisis is always just around the corner. Read full book review >