Search Results: "Sprague Theobald"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"Eventually, a truly suspenseful scene occurs off the Pacific coast, but many readers will have bailed out before this payoff."
The story of Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Theobald's adventures through the Northwest Passage, a sea route well known as a "ship killer." Read full book review >

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MARVIN WANTED MORE! by Joseph Theobald
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"So call this a promising debut, with an underdeveloped storyline. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like puffy clouds with smiling faces and sticklike legs, sheep gambol merrily upon sunlit green hills—all but Marvin, that is, who resents being slightly smaller and less athletic than average. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN GOOD COMPANY by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

Talk about starting with a bang. Read full book review >

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MAQUETTE FOR MURDER by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Battle-hardened readers, though, may well share Martha's reaction to the dirt she digs up on the late Kent Reed: 'So what?'"
The good news is that the scale model of Williamsburg fabric sculptor Hannah Gold's latest installation, Love, is an unqualified success when she unveils it to a select group of friends and rivals. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY THUNDER by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"Sprague's death leaves a promising new series by the creator of Martha Patterson (Death in a Heat Wave, 2003) an absorbing solo."
Multiple murders rock a small Hudson River town as disputes over land use turn deadly. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN A HEAT WAVE by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2003

"As in Martha's first two cases (Maquette for Murder, 2000, etc.), the real prizes are the heroine's shrewd, unassuming intelligence and the authorial voice that makes a world in which nothing much happens consistently entertaining."
Just a block away from the Greenwich Village apartment where Jimmy Stewart sat out the heat wave in Rear Window, the air conditioning has quit in retired attorney Martha Patterson's building. Read full book review >

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MARVIN AND MOLLY by Joseph Theobald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2012

"At first glance, just a mildly comical set of ovine antics—but with (speaking of 'silly games') a not-so-amusing subtext. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Sheep play sexual politics on the lea in this deceptively bucolic outing. Read full book review >

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LIVING GLIMMERING LYING by Botho Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"We don't know who these people are, and we care nothing for them or about them."
Living Glimmering Lying ($26.95; Sept.;176 pp.; 0-8101-1283-3). Read full book review >

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THE PIXILATED PEERESS by L. Sprague de Camp
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Pure prose junk-food, but a pleasant romp."
The de Camps' latest lightweight sword-and-sorcery adventure is set in the same world as their last (The Incorporated Knight, 1987—not reviewed), but this one focuses on entirely different characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A well-researched, thoughtful biography of a woman who 'became entirely her own person, a rare feat for women of her day.'"
Biography of the 19th-century socialite who made her way to or near "the center of more major events…than any woman and most men of her time." Read full book review >