Search Results: "P.L. Gaus"


BOOK REVIEW

A PRAYER FOR THE NIGHT by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2006

"Sober and authentic, Gaus's well-paced fifth takes a hard look at the risks the community must take and the compromises it makes to preserve itself in an ever-more-complex world."
When Amish teens lose control, even Professor Michael Branden (Cast a Blue Shadow, 2003, etc.) fears he can't save them. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ENGLISH by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Instead of burrowing as deeply into the Amish community as Branden's slow-moving debut did (Blood of the Prodigal, 1999), Gaus expertly works the frontier between the peaceful Amish and 'the English' who surround them, with bracing and welcome results."
You'd think Jesse Sands had been responsible for enough deviltry when, on his release from the New Jersey State Prison after serving every day of a 25-year sentence for rape and assault, he shot Janet Hawkins to death when she discovered him hiding in the house she shared with her father. Read full book review >

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SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A perceptive look at problems that have no easy solutions."
Two unexplained deaths bring home to history professor Michael Branden (A Prayer for the Night, 2006, etc.) the powers and limitations of modern science. Read full book review >

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CAST A BLUE SHADOW by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Gaus's eye for detail gives depth and power to a simple tale about complicated people."
Once again, evil invades the orderly world of the Ohio Amish as history professor Michael Braden (Clouds Without Rain, 2001, etc.) straddles the divide between the sacred and the profane. Read full book review >

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CLOUDS WITHOUT RAIN by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"As in his earlier Ohio Amish mysteries, Gaus, a chemist by training, combines drama and bewilderment in just the right proportions."
Clouds without rain—people who spread darkness without a compensating benefit—are rare among the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio, where plain-living farmers know the virtues of church, family, and hard work. Read full book review >

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WHISKERS OF THE LION by P.L. Gaus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Out of the peaceful world of buggies and prayer caps, Gaus conjures a nail-biter that doesn't give up its secrets any quicker than the Amish."
The murder of Ruth Zook (The Names of Our Tears, 2013) continues to take its toll on the Amish community of Holmes County, Ohio.Read full book review >

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THE NAMES OF OUR TEARS by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 28, 2013

"Once again, Gaus probes the tension between the self-reliance of the Amish world and the urgencies of the English world with depth and sensitivity."
The shooting of a teenage girl rocks the Amish community of Holmes County, Ohio. Read full book review >

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HARMLESS AS DOVES by P.L. Gaus
Released: June 26, 2012

"A look at the Amish world that's both piercing and sensitive."
A rural Ohio community is rocked when one Amish confesses to killing another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR by P.L. Travers

"They are on the verge of discovery when again Mary Poppins disappears."
Watch the eyes of any child from seven to eleven when you say "Here's a new Mary Poppins!" — Mary Poppins is fast becoming a juvenile classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tails of the Flannel Cat by P.L. Conlan
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A book with charming characters weighed down by repetitive storylines and excessive exposition."
Three cats and their human companions explore the San Francisco Bay Area in these fanciful illustrated stories. Read full book review >