Search Results: "Patricia Hall"


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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 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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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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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. 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 >

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DEAD ON ARRIVAL by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Jane Eyre redux, with violence, adult themes."
The Docklands are a study in contrasts: In the shadow of the gleaming new office towers of Canary Wharf huddle the mean council flats that shelter London's unwanted and sometimes illegal immigrants, who fled political oppression in Asia and Africa only to find discrimination and brutality in the land of liberty. Read full book review >

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PERILS OF THE NIGHT by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"Another winner for author Hall."
Bradfield's Chief Inspector Michael Thackeray (The Dead of Winter, 1997, etc.), fettered by his own past tragedy, is not yet fully committed to his reporter girlfriend Laura Ackroyd. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD OF WINTER by Patricia Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"Absorbing stuff."
It's a bitter winter in the Yorkshire town of Bradfield, where Inspector Michael Thackeray (Death by Election, 1994, etc.) confronts the murder of Linda Wright, who'd worked for the long- established real estate firm of Cheetham and Moore. 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 >