Search Results: "Peter Abrahams"


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DELUSION by Peter Abrahams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"The real prize here is DuPree, a brutish innocent who imagines himself as Job and feverishly plans a memoir called Only a Test. Abrahams succeeds in making this deeply wronged man dangerous, pitiable and scary."
The apparent exoneration of a wrongfully convicted killer long after the fact plays havoc with the people who did the convicting—and with the convict as well. Read full book review >

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GIVING TO THE POOR by Peter Abrahams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Still, a fast-paced ride that should appeal to both boys and girls. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Robbie Forester, aided by her magic charm and multicultural band of do-gooders, Tut-Tut, Ashanti and Silas, again battles evil developer Sheldon Gunn and his nefarious underlings (Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street, 2012). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Still, what with Occupy Wall Street and the public's fury at an economic system gone awry, it's an apt idea for its moment. (Thriller. 10-14)"
A girl obtains a magical charm that she and her newfound friends use to fight injustice in the form of a corrupt real-estate tycoon and his unscrupulous and violent cohorts. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DARK by Peter Abrahams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"There's some excitement and enjoyment with the mystery and the growing bond between Ingrid and crush Joey, but this installment seems tired, especially compared with Down the Rabbit Hole (2005), the first and best in the series. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In the third title in the Echo Falls Mystery series, intrepid 13-year-old sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill grapples with not only a mystery but a family crisis: Her beloved Grampy is accused of murdering the local conservation agent, and there's strong circumstantial evidence against him. Read full book review >

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UP ALL NIGHT by Peter Abrahams
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2008

"This collection will keep teens reading long into the deep, dark night. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Can a person's life change in the course of a night? Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Harrowingly absorbing. (Fiction. YA)"
Impatient with mother for being late for her ride to soccer, Ingrid Levin-Hill, eighth-grade Sherlock Holmes fan and amateur actress, makes an impulsive decision to walk, inadvertently becoming a witness in the murder case of Cracked-up Katie, the weird lady in the rundown house on the wrong side of town. Read full book review >

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THEIR WILDEST DREAMS by Peter Abrahams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Surprise is a key ingredient for Abrahams (The Tutor, 2002, etc.). This time out, his believably flawed, engaging characters—and their unpredictable journeys—keep the pages turning."
Character-driven thriller, Arizona-set, follows restless souls as they skid into criminality and danger. Read full book review >

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666 by Peter Abrahams
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Turn out the lights, gather everyone around the fire and read out loud. (Fiction. 12 )"
This anthology of short stories includes first-rate tales of terror, dread and foreboding by a variety of celebrated authors. Read full book review >

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END OF STORY by Peter Abrahams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Truly clever writing about a clever writer turned true detective."
Hip, crisp dialogue and swift prose rife with apt, unflashy literary allusions; a credibly brilliant and likable heroine; an effectively chilling behind-bars mise en scène; and a firecracker plot all add up to a very cool, smart thriller. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Peter Abrahams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"In a literature notoriously light on solid mysteries, Abrahams's second outing for kids stands out as a deliciously plotted, highly satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 10-14)"
All is not well in Echo Falls: Thirteen-year-old amateur sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill seems to be surrounded by people with secrets. Read full book review >