Search Results: "Paul Thomas Murphy"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2016

"Victorian murder mysteries are usually entertaining. Even without a Sherlock, this highly readable story still shows the cleverness of the police and the frustrations of prosecutors."
Murphy (Interdisciplinary Writing/Univ. of Colorado; Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy, 2013) exposes the inequities of British justice in the 1871 case of Jane Clouson, who was "found attacked and horribly disfigured on a quiet country lane outside of Greenwich."Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"The pages slip by in this well-written new take on Victoria and her times. Murphy's detailed rendering sheds entirely new light on the queen's strengths and her many weaknesses."
Enlightening study of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her reign. Read full book review >

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DEADLY LINKS by Paul Murphy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2013

"A well-written but slow-paced mystery."
A debut murder mystery set among wealthy people in the small Canadian city of Burlington, Ontario. Read full book review >

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"Prime beach reading with a modern-day religious twist."
This fast-paced suspense thriller examines extortion and intrigue within the Mormon church. Read full book review >

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AN UNRELIABLE HISTORY OF TATTOOS by Paul Thomas
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 19, 2016

"The operative word in the title is neither 'History' nor 'Tattoos' (but there are plenty of the latter on view). (Satire. 14 & up)"
A gonzo view of tats through the ages: mostly British, frequently profane, replete with extravagantly inked caricatures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"Forthright criticism that promoters of tests as well as those who rely on them will find impossible to ignore."
A well-documented and highly readable critique of personality tests, examining their development, flaws, and applications. Read full book review >

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WINNIE'S MIDNIGHT DRAGON by Valerie Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Wilbur's and Winnie's expressions and the details of Winnie's witchy lair will keep their attention happily fixed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are somewhat discomfited by the sudden appearance of a lost fire-breathing dragon-baby through the cat-flap. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Poignant, powerful meditations on time, change, and the events that shape our lives."
Fondy's (There Is Not More of Wonder, 2013) new collection offers poems that peer into the past while speaking to future generations. Read full book review >

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The Downeaster by Paul Thomas Fuhrman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A clever, riveting, and multifaceted tale about sailing, so vivid that readers should taste the salt spray."
A debut historical novel captures life on the ocean waves in the late 19th century. Read full book review >