Search Results: "Peg Herring"


BOOK REVIEW

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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DJUNA by Phillip Herring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"As elusive as Barnes's writings, but not as artistically satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of Joyce's Uncertainty Principle (not reviewed) sketchily profiles a lesser-known modernist: the acerbically witty author of Nightwood. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST’S GRAVE by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Easy to booktalk, this is a solidly plotted ghost story for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Josh expected his summer with an elderly relative in Carbon City, Wash. to be utterly boring. Read full book review >

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HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Peg Kehret
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Light, but with many simple, deft touches. (Fiction. 9+)"
A small, sturdy ghost-story featuring characters introduced in Terror at the Zoo (1992). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This is not an indictment of teachers, but rather an eye-opening tool for parental involvement."
Award-winning journalist Tyre (Journalism/Columbia Univ.; The Trouble With Boys, 2009, etc.) adds new perspective to the depressing state of American education with real-world lessons for parents. Read full book review >

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STOLEN CHILDREN by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sure hit for the intended audience. (Thriller. 9-11)"
Already feeling responsible for her father's recent death, 14-year-old Amy takes a babysitting job for wealthy Mrs. Edgerton, and right off the bat she and her three-year-old charge Kendra are kidnapped. Read full book review >

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FIVE PAGES A DAY by Peg Kehret
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will come to know and like this writer through this engaging, genial account and will want to get those novels they haven't yet read. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
"I've never survived an avalanche or been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa or been abducted by a deranged arsonist. I haven't traveled back in time or seen a ghost or been arrested for shoplifting." Read full book review >

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SAVING LILLY by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"With only occasional lapses in believability, this story entertains and informs as it highlights the darker side of animal entertainment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At first a class trip to the Glitter Tent Circus seems exciting, but as Erin and David complete the research for their project about animal abuse, they realize they must do something to stop the field trip and see if they can make a difference in the life of Lilly, a mistreated elephant. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Peg Tyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Kate Murray and John Finn are as interesting as ever, but this time around, the obstacles to their blissful fadeout aren't."
A drug bust that goes bad—two guys are dead, a cop and an unarmed seller—once again brings together crime reporter Kate Murray and her ex-lover John Finn, NYPD Narcotics, when they meet over the bodies. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A diverting, fast-paced thriller aimed at girls. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Kehret's neatly plotted suspense story, Emmy Rushford, a valiant sixth-grade girl, stumbles onto a burglar's lair while helping a youngster get food for herself and her hungry family. Read full book review >