Search Results: "Robert Lee Hotz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"A highly skilled writer, Hotz has done his research well and made the technology and its practitioners come alive: a noteworthy addition to the literature on reproductive choice."
Hotz, science writer and editor for The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, fascinatingly explores human reproduction and the new technology. Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 1994

"A charming little mystery, cleverly plotted with nice 18th-century flavor."
The latest in the Ben Franklin series (Murder at Drury Lane, 1992, etc.) finds the renowned statesman, inventor, and sleuth searching for the lost Shenstone diamond. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"An affecting portrayal of caring for a terminally ill spouse."
A husband's account of his wife's courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease—and his joys and sorrows as her primary caregiver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 1990

Second in a series featuring aphorism-spouting Ben Franklin as detective, his 12-year-old illegitimate son Nicolas as his amanuensis, and London of the mid-1700's. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY THE WATERS by Robert Lee Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1995

"A glowingly alive evocation of the era's Sin City, a nicely mystifying puzzle, and Nick's charming narration—all make for the best of this series so far."
Number four in the Benjamin Franklin series (Benjamin Franklin and the Case of the Artful Murder, 1994, etc.) finds the inventor- statesman and Nick, his 13-year-old son, setting out on the two-day journey from London to Bath. Read full book review >

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LONDON BLOOD by Robert Lee Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Not too much puzzle in the puzzle here, but Nick grows ever more engaging, and the masterful London scene, pulsing with vitality and crammed with everyday horrors, provides an easy-to- take history lesson in a first-class entertainment."
Seventh in a series set in mid-18th-century London and featuring the sleuthing exploits of inventor-statesman Benjamin Franklin as narrated, written, and sketched by his devoted, illegitimate, 15-year-old son Nick (Murder by the Waters, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MURDER AT DRURY LANE by Robert Lee Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Overall: a pleasurable read for fans of the historical mystery and a possible recommendation for bright YA readers."
Ben Franklin, spouting fewer aphorisms than before (Benjamin Franklin and the Case of Christmas Murder, etc.), sits through a David Garrick production at London's Drury Lane Theatre when unlikable heckler Dudley Midge tumbles from the balcony and dies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"A testament to the need to be heard, and to the restorative power of friendship."
A lonely wife finds solace in friendship. Read full book review >