Search Results: "Priscilla Masters"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISCILLA by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat disjointed story that nonetheless successfully recounts how one woman dealt with her dysfunctional life."
Novelist Shakespeare (In Tasmania, 2004, etc.) searches for the realities of his aunt's life before, during and after World War II. Read full book review >

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A VELVET SCREAM by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Masters, who writes several different series (Frozen Charlotte, 2011, etc.), here gives Joanna a sturdy police procedural with a touch of romance."
A series of attacks that may or not be rape pose a difficult case for DI Joanna Piercy and her colleagues. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL CURTAIN by Priscilla Masters
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A solid police procedural especially likely to appeal to 1960s nostalgia buffs."
A former child star, a lonely moor, a series of threats: Do they add up to attention-seeking or something a good deal more sinister? Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S CHAIR by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Masters (Smoke Alarm, 2012, etc.) provides another entertaining procedural whose twists will keep you guessing."
A four-year-old child vanishes so completely that rumor has it the devil took her. Read full book review >

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A PLEA OF INSANITY by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2005

"Ah, the human mind. Masters keeps its noodles at a rolling boil."
First U.S. publication of a thriller by a Brit known for her medical mysteries. Read full book review >

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SMOKE ALARM by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A tasty combination of police procedural and forensics, with a touch of romance."
When three people die in a tragic fire, is it an accident or murder? That's a question for DI Alex Randall and coroner Martha Gunn. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND ROSY by Sharon Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"More Priscilla Rat adventures are sure to be eagerly anticipated. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Priscilla Rat is excited about going to her best friend Rosy's house to work on a new puzzle, at least until she receives a better offer and is tempted to lie to get out of her commitment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"Chapters on earthquake prediction, protein folding, DNA duplication, the search for the top quark, and the nature of the sun's deepest interior provide intriguing clues, if not the last roundup, on frontier science."
Capitalizing on an annual forum to showcase young investigators, the prestigious National Academy of Sciences is publishing science-writer versions of ``frontier'' research in 10 fields ranging from particle physics to AIDS. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness." Read full book review >

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FALLEN MASTERS by John Edward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"Edward makes Dan Brown look like Shakespeare. And that's a powerful bit of conjuring indeed."
There's no psychic powerful enough to ferret out where celebrity medium Edward mislaid his writing talent, but it certainly isn't in this flaccid suspense novel. Read full book review >