Search Results: "Peg Herring"


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HER MAJESTY'S MISCHIEF by Peg Herring
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"Simon's third is once again long on historical detail, short on mystery."
An apothecary and a queen combine their diverse skills to find a killer. Read full book review >

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HER HIGHNESS’ FIRST MURDER by Peg Herring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2010

"Elizabeth and Simon are believable sleuths in a promising volume rich in historical detail and intended as the first of a series."
Herring (Macbeth's Niece, 2007, etc.) pairs a future queen and a physician's son to hunt down a depraved murderer. Read full book review >

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THE LADY FLIRTS WITH DEATH by Peg Herring
Released: May 15, 2013

"Simon's third appearance (Her Highness' First Murder, 2010, etc.) is less notable for mystery than for historical detail."
Being a friend to both a royal and a crook can be a dangerous pastime. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An inspiring personal story, but unfortunately, the author relegates his pioneering new methods to a short epilogue."
A "memoir and a manifesto" by the co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School Institute Connecting Mind, Brain and Education, who references his own experiences as a high school dropout to make the case for a much-needed learning revolution. Read full book review >

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SQUARE PEG by Orrin Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"As well as sincere fidelity to the right wing, this introduction to the political arts is characterized by straightforwardness and considerable wit. No ghostwriter indicated."
A member of America's most exclusive club offers an earnest view from a career of public service. Read full book review >

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HERRING GIRL by Debbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A great book for historical fiction readers, if they can wade through the present day to get there."
Past lives meet modern psychology in this surprising novel that brings the history of English fishing to life. Read full book review >

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RED HERRING by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Compassionate by nature, self-schooled to be tough when he needs to be, the sage of Brattleboro is as usual a pleasure to spend time with."
Joe Gunther (The Price of Malice, 2009, etc.) pursues a vindictive killer and pays heavily for catching him. Read full book review >

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PEG LEG PEKE by Brie Spangler
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Pair this with Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006) for a look at the fun of creative play to lift anyone's spirit, even someone with a broken paw. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even though the sweet Pekingese has a boo-boo, he still has ample use of his imagination. Read full book review >

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PEG AND THE WHALE by Kenneth Oppel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fans of Edward C. Day's John Tabor's Ride (1989), or Alexis O'Neill's Loud Emily (1998), will delight in this new nautical yarn. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pushing seven and eager to make something of herself, a strapping young salt leaves her parents' fishing boat to sign on with a disreputable crew of whale hunters. Read full book review >

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MINK AND RED HERRING by A.J. Liebling
Released: June 23, 1949

"There's some pretty brilliant stuff here, which is very funny too, but one questions whether the no longer topical interest in many of the subjects scored may not limit the appeal of the volume."
Sub-titled "The Wayward Pressman's Casebook", these articles- all of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, comprise a fairly precise and perforating investigation of the infallibility of written words- in this case those of the press. Read full book review >

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THE RED HERRING by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Spencer's finest hour: a tightly plotted puzzler with surprises at every turn."
October 1962: Whitebridge, Lancashire, waits with the rest of the world in fear. Read full book review >

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MR. BOHM AND THE HERRING by Peter Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"An offbeat tale, worth trying with children who also like to wonder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Bohm, whimsically depicted as an oddly shaped little man with vacant spectacles and an anxious brow, likes to ponder childlike questions: Why does the dog choose that tree? Read full book review >