Search Results: "Shamini Flint"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 17, 2012

"Faithfully recreating the conventions and pacing of vintage Asian-sleuth whodunits, Singh's third (A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul, 2011, etc.) should satisfy traditionalists, offering a solid mystery."
There's no dearth of suspects when a lawyer is murdered. Read full book review >

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TEN by Shamini Flint
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Universal themes of grappling with race, fitting in, and dealing with divorce help this story transcend cultural boundaries. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A funny, heartwarming story about a young girl who learns to manage (other people's) expectations and make her dreams come true. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"The series kickoff (and adult-fiction debut) from prolific children's author Flint effectively captures the color and vigor but also the clichés of vintage whodunits."
A retro sleuth attempts to save a femme fatale from being framed. Read full book review >

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FLINT by Paul Eddy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Readers who don't mind the hiccup of the flashbacks that interrupt every third scene to backtrack anywhere from ten minutes ago to the heroine's childhood will find lots more surprises up Eddy's sleeve. A welcome debut, with a heroine volcanic enough for a series. (Film rights to Columbia)"
Years after she was scarred and nearly killed by a double-dealing international criminal, a British undercover cop throws over the traces to go after him on her own—a busy first novel from journalist Eddy (Hunting Marco Polo, 1991, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 2011

"Singh's second case (Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, 2010, etc.) is a solid, traditional whodunit with great chemistry between Singh and Bronwyn, a more in-your-face Archie Goodwin to Singh's Asian Nero Wolfe."
A terrorist bombing masks a cold-blooded murder...until Inspector Singh arrives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tinder & Flint by Matthew Hinsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A delightful tale of magic and monsters that subverts genre expectations with characters both familiar and equivocal."
A group on a self-imposed mission to track down abducted villagers winds up battling deadly creatures and an evil of unspeakable power in this series-opening debut fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE FLINT HEART by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A heart-shaped talisman created in the Stone Age brings terribly corrupting power to those who possess it, until 12-year-old Charles Jago manages to destroy it permanently. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY AT FLINT SPRINGS by John R. Erickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Good historical fiction on a less-familiar subject. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Inspired by a real event on his own ranch, Erickson's second visit to the McDaniels' West Texas ranch follows the young hero of Moonshiner's Gold in another adventure set in the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2009

"No children's story this, but appealing to adult readers with fond memories of the original."
Prequel imaginatively addresses questions Treasure Island left unanswered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASTELAND OF FLINT by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eerie, utterly compelling puzzler, replete with fascinating ideas and absorbing characters."
First of a projected series, from the author of the fantasy Oath of Empire series (The Storm of Heaven, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN CAPTAIN FLINT WAS STILL A GOOD MAN by Nick Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"No Deadliest Catch, but rather literary fiction as morality play."
In Dybek's debut novel, Cal Bollings makes a choice, and beyond wisdom and morality, he chooses loyalty. Read full book review >

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THE RIVERS OF WAR by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2005

"A pleasant diversion for military history buffs, but other readers will likely desert."
First of a two-volume alternate history saga from the author of 1632 (2000, etc.). Read full book review >