Search Results: "Patricia Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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DEAD BEAT by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Kate's debut offers a lively peek into the joys and challenges of the 1960s."
The creator of Yorkshire reporter Laura Ackroyd (Dead Reckoning, 2003, etc.) moves south to launch a new series featuring aspiring photographer Kate O'Donnell. Read full book review >

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THE ITALIAN GIRL by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Another atmospheric accomplished outing for Thackeray."
Things are going their usual boring way in Yorkshire's quiet town of Bradfield, where Chief Inspector Michael Thackeray lives with feisty reporter Laura Ackroyd (Perils of the Night, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

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CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

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HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >

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DEAD RECKONING by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Hall's plot is intricate, but well worth the effort for its bang-up exploration of ethnic discord in the world after 9/11."
The murder of a mill owner's son is only a prelude to racial strife in a strike-threatened Yorkshire town. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY ELECTION by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1994

"Though she never decides whether Laura is a detective or a spin doctor, Hall (The Poison Pool, 1993) produces a satisfyingly ugly study of English local politics."
The death of the long-ailing Member for Bradfield launches sociologist Richard Thurston, his heir-apparent, into the political limelight. Read full book review >

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DRESSED TO KILL by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Telling Harry's and Kate's stories in parallel costs Hall's third some of the punch that her two earlier entries (Death Trap, 2012, etc.) packed."
A temporary assignment with a fashion photographer sets Kate O'Donnell on the cutting edge of murder. Read full book review >

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THE POISON POOL by Patricia Hall
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Sinclair toils manfully against an impossible deadline to link a 40-year-old crime to that all-too-clubby lodge—in a workmanline debut."
Arresting retarded young Joey Macready for the fatal beating of old Tom Carter looks like a fast way to close the case, but it's just the beginning of Inspector Alex Sinclair's problems. Read full book review >

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DEATH TRAP by Patricia Hall
Released: July 1, 2012

"Hall's second begins where her first leaves off, mixing straight-up procedural with a dose of local color."
Life in '60s London continues to challenge a young photographer from Liverpool. Read full book review >