Search Results: "Robin Hathaway"


BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"An offbeat heroine, crusty local characters, and a fine sense of menace almost compensate for numerous plot glitches from the author of the Doctor Fenimore series (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.)."
A fatal misdiagnosis and a waning love affair send New York City doctor Jo Banks searching for herself in the rural south Jersey town of Bayfield, where she treats a case of food poisoning in the room next to hers in the Oakview Motel. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Although Jo (Satan's Pony, 2004, etc.) is an engaging sleuth, it's hard to swallow some of the zany story lines."
Curiosity leads a sleuthing physician to a grumpy, gun-toting printer. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR ROCKS THE BOAT by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2006

"The mystery, alas, is all too easily solved. Only rowers and the Doctor's most ardent fans need apply."
The Schuylkill River provides the backdrop, or rather the undercurrent, for the Philadelphia physician's latest case. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DINES IN PRAGUE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Fenimore is far too slender a reed to support the menace Hathaway thrusts on him: a runaway cozy that wants to grow up to be a thriller."
Leaving behind the City of Brotherly Love, Dr. Andrew Fenimore (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.) travels to Kafka's birthplace to find intrigue more worthy of The Trial than his narrow shoulders. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEAD MAN’S CHEST by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"If Fenimore is a bit dull, Mrs. Doyle, Horatio, and Jennifer more than take up the slack."
When an elderly patient leaves Philadelphia physician Andrew Fenimore 50 acres in southern New Jersey—and a treasure map—he finds nothing there but mud and mosquitoes. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR MAKES A DOLLHOUSE CALL by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Better suited to the YA market, but even then, the author would need to shore up the plot, eliminate at least a few of the lists Dr. Fenimore makes of the suspects, and drop each and every parenthetical aside (they're goofy)."
The Pancoast spinsters, sisters Emily and Judith, are fluttering about, awaiting the arrival of their relatives for Thanksgiving dinner, when they notice that their most prized possession, a handmade dollhouse with replicas of each family member, has been vandalized. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DIGS A GRAVE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"Lovers of hospital drama, in particular, will welcome a return visit."
Dr. Andrew Fenimore, a late-30s bachelor, has an unlikely double profession—medical doctor and private eye. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

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The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

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HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >