Search Results: "Priscilla Masters"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF E.F. BENSON by Brian Masters
Released: March 15, 1992

"Masters creates a haunting and poignant story of misconstrued literary success, his pace, light touch, and elegant style evocative of Benson himself."
Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940), clever, sociable, and film-star handsome, published 65 books—including novels, memoirs, histories, and texts on Ping-Pong and ice-skating—and innumerable ghost stories, essays, reviews, and plays, his effortless production attracting both enough admirers to form the E.F. Benson Society with its newsletter, Dodo, and such talented biographers as Masters—whose 17 books—including lives of Rabelais, Camus, Moliäre, and one mass murderer—help him understand this prolific writer. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"He manages to do this in a sensitive and poetic prose."
Sixteen stories with various settings, ranging from Ireland to Tuscany; a graceful stylist, Masters (Strickland, 1989, etc.) mainly uses atmosphere to reconstruct family memories. ``A Mechanic's Life'' is typical of his methods. Read full book review >

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A LIFE DISCARDED by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A lovely, elegant book of interest to historians and biographers as much as to general readers."
An affecting, bittersweet portrait of an anonymous person rescued—if rescued it is—from obscurity quite by accident. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"There is a foreword by noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose. (32 b&w photos)"
Masters, an Austrian-born Jew originally named Peter Arany, has an unusual war story to tell, one that has not been told before. Read full book review >