Search Results: "Peg Tyre"


BOOK REVIEW

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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STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT by Peg Tyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Newsday reporter Tyre's first novel shores up its turbulent romance with angry intensity on the details of big-city crime and a compelling account of the deepest obsession of police officers and crime reporters: staying employed and, if possible, alive."
New York Daily Herald crime reporter Kate Murray is on probation after misidentifying a drug-dealing murder victim as Harvard-bound; NYPD Detective John Finn has terrors of his own after narrowly escaping a fatal shooting (``Nothing else looked right to him. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A pet lover's delight. (9-13)"
In a dream house on land certified as a wildlife sanctuary, Kehret and her husband Carl made their home welcome to animals. Read full book review >

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GHOST DOG SECRETS by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers eager for ghosts and suspense may enjoy this only-average, sometimes improbable effort. (pattern for animal-shelter cat blanket, Web resources on ghosts and animal cruelty) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Sixth grader Randy spots a dog tied to a tree in a sleet storm and resolves to help, but after visiting it, he realizes it's being seriously abused. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The hoards of dog-lovers out there will not find these incidents astonishing, but vindication, so there's a ready audience to cry over and gasp at the tale behind every dog. (b&w photos, notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An amiable collection of short anecdotes about unwanted dogs who were dumped at animal shelters by their owners; Kehret (Small Steps, 1996, etc.) tells of eight strays who were subsequently adopted and accomplished great things. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR CANDLESTICK PARK by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a distressingly tidy resolution, but Spencer's impulsive escapade may give readers infatuated with the notion of running away some second thoughts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Looking for a place where he and his cat can stay, a Seattle boy treks to San Francisco in this ingenuous cautionary adventure from Kehret (Small Steps, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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TERROR AT THE ZOO by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Acceptable additional fare. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ellen and Corey have the chance to camp overnight at the Seattle zoo; but what was planned as a special birthday present nearly proves to be the death of them when they come up against an escaped convict who thinks of the zoo as a safe hideout. Read full book review >

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CAGES by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Kehret pushes her message hard, but in positive ways. (Fiction. 11-14)"
It's bad enough that Kit doesn't make the cast of the school play; when she goes home, her stepfather is drunk again. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >