Search Results: "Pat McIntosh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MERCHANT’S MARK by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A convincing tale of loving families and brutal killers that delves deep into medieval Scottish life."
A return to the closing years of the 15th century reveals a severed head in a brine barrel, a king's missing treasure and a mystery man with an ax. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTERFEIT MADAM by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Gil's adventures (A Pig of Cold Poison, 2008, etc.) continue to provide satisfying, albeit convoluted, mysteries larded with historical detail."
A case of counterfeiting in 15th-century Scotland involves Archbishop's Quaestor (constable) Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys in a series of murders close to home. Read full book review >

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THE ROUGH COLLIER by Pat McIntosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"McIntosh's fifth pairing of medieval detectives Gil and Alys (The Merchant's Mark, 2006, etc.) is another hearty meal stuffed with fascinating period tidbits and a satisfying mystery."
A body in a peat bog, accusations of witchcraft and missing men add up to Middle Aged murder. Read full book review >

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THE HARPER’S QUINE by Pat McIntosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"In spite of all the violence, the affectionate family relationships and warm characterizations shine most brightly here: a charming plaid debut."
Glasgow, 1492. Gilbert Cunningham's plans for completing his legal training and becoming a priest and notary like his uncle, Canon David Cunningham, are interrupted when he meets two women, quick and dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NICHOLAS FEAST by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"A satisfying story, studded with tidbits of medieval custom, hearty as a raisin scone."
Donning his academic robes and riding off to attend the Nicholas Feast at Glasgow University, Gil Cunningham little suspects his journey will end in murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

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PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT AND DICK by Will Swift
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A model of well-documented revisionist history."
The marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon undergoes sharp analysis by Swift, a formally trained psychologist and first-family historian (The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAT THE BUNNY by Dorothy Kunhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2011

"While adults who grew up with this book might be disappointed by the app's textural limitations, children will enjoy interacting with the familiar characters. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Pat the bunny these days and he feels just as soft as ... an iPad? Read full book review >

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PAT-A-CAKE by R. A. Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Motions, a rhyme, a story and attention from a loved-one—what could be a better combination? (Board book. 1-3)"
The classic nursery rhyme comes to life in this board-book version. Read full book review >

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DON’T PAT THE WOMBAT! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Challenging and often very funny, this gives new meaning the term 'camp book.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
This journal, which chronicles a sixth-grade class trip to Cumbinya Pioneer Camp, is written through the eyes of Mike Ryder, a member of a crazy group called the Coconuts. Read full book review >