Search Results: "Raleigh Trevelyan"


BOOK REVIEW

SIR WALTER RALEIGH by Raleigh Trevelyan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2004

"Trevelyan rightly concludes that 'we cannot fail to be awed by the vastness of his aspirations.' Readers with an interest in the man and his time will find this vast account a pleasure."
The best place for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English historian A.L. Rowse once observed, was the Tower of London. This well-written life by namesake and descendant Trevelyan makes a long but engaging rebuttal. Read full book review >

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THE MAXWELL STREET BLUES by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"When you stand back from the story, all you see is a decent man banging his head repeatedly against a stone wall until it finally cracks."
It's been years since anybody's seen Samuel Burwell around Chicago's scruffy West Side; but some anonymous client of well- tailored black lawyer David Hill thinks the old street vendor is back on his old turf again, and Hill hires PI Paul Whelan (The Body in Belmont Harbor, 1993, etc.) to find him. Read full book review >

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KILLER ON ARGYLE STREET by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Tahiti."
How does Chicago shamus Paul Whelan survive on all that pro bono work? Read full book review >

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DINOSAUROLOGY by Raleigh Rimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The theft actually went the other way, and considering the uninspired result, to no worthy purpose. (Novelty. 10-13)"
The weakest entry in the 'Ology series (so far) is undersupplied with content, invention or even the customary embedded and detachable trinkets. Read full book review >

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THE RIVERVIEW MURDERS by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"But when is Whelan (Killer on Argyle Street, 1995, etc.) ever going to get out of his gang-of-guilty- secrets rut?"
Ordinarily you'd ask the police to help find your missing brother, but when he's been missing for 30 years, the police aren't interested. Read full book review >

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IN THE CASTLES OF THE FLYNNS by Michael Raleigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An engrossing tale that—even if it does seem to capture the entire Irish-American experience from the family nun a bit too neatly—is filled with fine writing and compassion."
In a nice change of pace for whodunit writer Raleigh (The Riverview Murders, 1997, etc.), here's a warm and wise view of Irish Chicago—as seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old orphan being raised by his boisterous, hard-drinking kin. Read full book review >

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A BODY IN BELMONT HARBOR by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1993

"A shaggy, satisfying valentine to Chicago's seedy uptown."
Convinced that the killing of hoodlum wannabe Harry Palm on Chicago's waterfront is somehow connected to her husband's apparent suicide in the harbor two years earlier, wealthy, brittle Janice Fairs hires self-doubting ex-cop Paul Whelan (Death in Uptown, 1990) to take another look at the financial fortunes of High Pair, the software company that Phil Fairs had run together with slick Rich Vosic—whom Janice accuses of her husband's murder—until embezzling accountant George Brister took off, leaving the partners holding the bag. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE MOON CIRCUS by Michael Raleigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Beguiling, wise, and wonderful."
Bottom-tier circus enchants the big, empty West in the last days before mass entertainment. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"An ambitious concept that doesn't take off. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
A time rift connects Laura in 1972 with present-day Jonas. The story of their romantic connection alternates with scenes of each struggling with parental divorce in his or her own time. Read full book review >

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ALL WE KNOW OF LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Girls navigating relationships with boys, mothers, fathers and friends will gladly share Natalie's bus seat as she heads south. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Natalie's obsession with Adam, her glib sometime boyfriend, and the very real possibility of pregnancy compel her to take a 24-hour bus ride to Florida to find her missing mother and some answers about love. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER BEFORE BOYS by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Baskin adeptly portrays Julia's ambivalence and anxiety in this thoughtful tale that artfully brings the war to the homefront. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An extraordinary novel explores the challenges faced by children whose parents have gone off to war. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"This is me,' as one of his characters says. (Fiction. 10-14)"
People say 12-year-old Jason Blake is weird. Read full book review >