Search Results: "Rebecca Rothenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHY TULIP MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Rather dreary stuff, then, except perhaps to environmental enthusiasts."
Dr. Claire Sharples, a microbiologist working as farm advisor at a research station in the California Sierras (The Dandelion Murders, 1994, etc.), is not a happy camper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULRUSH MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"A judicious balance of science and emotion, then, and a better-than-average debut."
A well-thought-out, nicely written first mystery featuring microbiologist Claire Sharples, a former MIT researcher now trying to acclimate to a southern California agricultural field station, the local peach farmers, and Citrus Grove expert Sam Cooper, a quiet nerd who, somehow, unnerves her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANDELION MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"As in The Bulrush Murders (1991), Rothenberg is knowing and exact about how lovers and other people fight, and her tale is twistier than mile-high blacktop."
Still struggling to adapt to the rigors of Parkerville, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TUMBLEWEED MURDERS by Rebecca Rothenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A beacon for those who have ever loved a married man and wondered if it would turn out right, plus just enough scientific sprinklings to make the reader an instant expert on mycorrhizal fungi."
Lost en route to Erasmo Campos's farm to examine peach rot, plant pathologist Claire Staples (The Shy Tulip Murders, 1996, etc.) stops at Jewell Scoggins's trailer for directions and is fascinated by the woman's past, when she went by the name of Cherokee Rose and fronted for a local country band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Impressive and stimulating: an enticing exploration, from the artist's perspective, into the largely unanalyzed subject of birdsong. (A CD will be available on the author's Web site: http://www.whybirdssing.com.)"
An intriguing exploration into the science and art of birdsong, from musician and professor Rothenberg (Philosophy/New Jersey Institute of Technology). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Despite a few fine set pieces, this is an overlong, essentially pointless anecdote in which unsympathetic hucksters are pitted against one another—and the consuming public."
A tedious case study of what can happen before, during, and after the shift of a desirable advertising account from one agency to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg
Released: April 16, 2013

"Not for everyone, but adventurous audiophiles will catch Rothenberg's bug for insect-music appreciation."
A free-wheeling discourse on the nature of insect noise and its interaction with human ideas of music. Read full book review >