Search Results: "S.M. Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE OF FIRE by S.M. Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping future outings fold the big ideas in more gracefully. (Thriller. 11-16)"
The first in a proposed thriller series, this book introduces a new heroine, 15-year-old Brit Maya Brown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Masterfully written and researched but likely to appeal mainly to devotees of all things Tudor."
Exhaustive examination of the circumstances surrounding Henry VIII's schism-inducing marriage to Anne Boleyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARSENIO HALL by Norman King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"MPSLUGMISTER Stardust battles bad vibes from the critics and wins the moon. (Photos—not seen.)"
Another centimeter-deep celebio from King (Madonna, 1991; Everybody Loves Oprah!, 1987, etc.), and one with no research acknowledgements, pointing up King's failure to land an interview with Hall or anyone close to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An insightful peek into a time long gone, told with skill, humor and wit."
The no-nonsense follow-up to Below Stairs: A Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir that Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVENANT HALL by Kathryn R. Wall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"The latest case for Bay (The Mercy Oak, 2008, etc.) is tense, introspective and hard to put down."
Private investigator Bay Tanner takes an urgent case that can only be solved by unearthing buried secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Creatively and entertainingly written family memoir."
Seymour (The Bugatti Queen: In Search of a Motor-Racing Legend, 2004, etc.) recalls her idiosyncratic father and the unbreakable bond he formed with his country estate. Read full book review >