Search Results: "Robert Leighton"


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BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The subject has been explored elsewhere, but this book's approach is more cultural and historical than scientific. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Readers who enjoy all things gross will find this foray into fecal history most appealing. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Gage's debut builds a compelling foundation for future Silva cases."
Multiple cross-currents complicate a high-profile Brazilian murder investigation. Read full book review >

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EVERY BITTER THING by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Silva's solid fourth moves briskly, with colorful characters and crackling banter between the detectives."
Brazilian Inspector Silva (Dying Gasp, 2010, etc.) and his team track the most brutal serial killer he's ever seen. Read full book review >

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Released: April 29, 1991

"On the other hand, it says a lot about coping with the bureaucracy and, yes, Leighton did eventually make it to Tuva."
Alas, Feynman never got to make the journey. Read full book review >

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DEAR FOLKS by Richard Leighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"A charming epistolary recounting but one that may have a limited audience."
A debut memoir in letters that covers more than four decades of correspondence and recollections. Read full book review >

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A VINE IN THE BLOOD by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A brisk, colorful police thriller with much interesting information about contemporary Brazil. As usual, the strong and disparate personalities of Silva's detectives add spice to their fifth case."
A high-profile kidnapping captures national attention and puts a spotlight on the detectives trying to rescue the victim. Read full book review >

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BURIED STRANGERS  by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A gritty police procedural that benefits from its offbeat locale and an impressive tapestry of believable characters."
When a secret cemetery baffles São Paulo police, their investigation sends one of their own to the graveyard. Read full book review >

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THE WAYS OF EVIL MEN by Leighton Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Mario's seventh is a solid procedural with a huge cast of economically drawn characters, sharp dialogue, a vigorous pace, and a welcome twist or two."
Sensitive cultural issues are engaged when dozens of members of an Amazon tribe are apparently poisoned. Read full book review >

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THERE'S WILD, THEN THERE'S YOU by M. Leighton
ROMANCE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Often overdone and irritating but also engaging and charismatic, so it will find its crowd of admirers."
Social worker and perennial helpmate Violet does her best friend a favor and winds up in the laser-sharp sights of local rocker Jet, just where she wants to be but fighting it all the way. Read full book review >

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BUBBLES IN THE BATHROOM by Susan Martineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"More foam than substance. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Ten easy-to-perform demonstrations of scientific principles at work in the bathroom are presented with short explanations and related facts. Read full book review >