Search Results: "R.N. Morris"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Despite its subtitle, not a gripping story of heartache and courage, but a fitfully informative look at where nursing stands today."
The changing face of nursing—revealed through relatively lackluster portraits of three working nurses. Read full book review >

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SUMMON UP THE BLOOD by R.N. Morris
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Morris, author of the Porfiry Petrovich series (The Cleansing Flames, 2011, etc.), kicks off this promising new series by focusing as much on the conflicted and vulnerable character of Quinn as on the crime itself. Though his prose is often too pedestrian for the sinister complexity of his tale, his sense of the historical moment is strong."
A bold and twisted killer challenges one of New Scotland Yard's most brilliant young detectives. Read full book review >

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A VENGEFUL LONGING by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2008

"Provocative, satirical insights into humanity's darker corners."
Morris (The Gentle Axe, 2007) again resurrects police inspector Porfiry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment for a second rousing crime mystery. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLE AXE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2007

"Russian Lit Lite."
The audacity of the premise—a sequel of sorts to Crime and Punishment—sets the bar for this debut novel way too high. Read full book review >

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THE DARK PALACE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"Quinn's third case, which anticipates cinéma vérité by nearly a century, benefits greatly from Morris' colorful period-flavor prose."
An unconventional British inspector tracks a brutal killer who gets his lethal inspirations from movies...or may be documenting his murders on film. Read full book review >

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THE MANNEQUIN HOUSE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"A nifty period whodunit packed with flamboyant characters and brisk dialogue."
A locked-room mystery disrupts a prestigious London department store, an insular world of salacious secrets. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A true story, aside from snatches of invented dialogue, this account centers on a young blind man's determination to become less dependent on the whims and charity of others. Read full book review >

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MORRIS THE ARTIST by Lore Segal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2003

"A fascinating debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris is an artist; he doesn't want to attend Benjamin's birthday party, but his mother insists. Read full book review >

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MORRIS MOLE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Plot holes may mar the story a bit, but there's plenty to dig anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris strikes out on his own in this story about an anthropomorphic, iconoclast mole. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Provides thorough coverage of a deserving subject."
Passionate biography of a Founding Father whose legacy exists in the shadow of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, but who played an equally vital role in the creation of the United States. Read full book review >