Search Results: "Stuart & Flora Fletcher Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

HILDEGARDE WITHERS by Stuart Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2002

"Even so, Hildegarde's cases are remarkably fresh, generously clued, and full of sharply rendered settings and inventive touches contemporary riddlers could study with profit."
In between the 1931 debut of vinegary schoolmarm sleuth Hildegarde Withers and her Hollywood portrayal by Edna May Oliver, Palmer (1905-68) starred her in a cycle of short stories in Mystery magazine. Read full book review >

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I'M HAVING A BATH by Stuart Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"In the end, this tub just isn't full enough. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
Everyone knows that bathtime is fun, but when was the last time your tub became a zoo? Read full book review >

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I LOVE ANIMALS by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"The minimal text, printed in big type, sounds a single note that verges on monotony, but the animals' colors and frisky postures create plenty of visual exuberance. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Huge, spread-covering portraits of smiling farm animals greet viewers in this fervent tribute from a new picture-book artist. ``I love Jock, my dog,'' McDonnell declares. ``I love the ducks waddling to the water. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY OR DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Hollywood alert: Thea's believable combination of anger, fear, and physical suffering makes her a natural role for Sylvester Stallone's kid sister, as long as you don't mind her interrupting every action sequence to assure you that she's not really that kind of girl."
A pregnant bride who's been stood up at the altar is bound to be mad, and Thea Kozak (Death in Paradise, 2000, etc.) comes charging out of her abortive nuptials ready to kill the worthies of the Katahdin Constitutional Militia who've taken her bridegroom, State Trooper Andre Lemieux hostage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EDUCATED DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A triple order of dirty linen, with nary a boring character in the bunch—assuming that almost 400 pages of hothouse intrigue is what you're in the mood for."
Who says the life of an educational consultant has to be dull? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Davis's levelheaded analysis of how and why some feminist efforts succeed and some fail should provide an invaluable source of information and inspiration for many."
Susan Faludi's Backlash (p. 1133) and Paula Kamen's Feminist Fatale (p. 1137) sounded the alarm: Feminism in America is in trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIDDY-UP! LET’S RIDE! by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Get ready to find a welcoming lap and holler, 'Giddy-up!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
An elaboration of a favorite children's rhyme makes this a familiar, yet inspired treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKY by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's well-designed cover seems promising, with a smiling Sparky showing off his puppy-dog charms against a bright orange background, but the story itself lacks sparkle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sparky is an engaging, brown-and-black puppy experiencing his first day in his new home with a little girl named Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLASH! by Flora McDonnell
Released: June 1, 1999

"McDonnell's animals have a mythopoetic radiance, painted in colors that will have readers reaching for a cool drink. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Handsome wildlife paintings distinguish this book from McDonnell (I Love Animals, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN PARADISE by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Only the identification of the muffled killer is a letdown."
Welcome to the National Association of Girls' Schools conference in beautiful Maui, where the hatred of NAGS founder Martina Pullman, even among her own governing board, is so intense that it's a wonder her corpse isn't discovered until the end of Chapter One. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AT THE WHEEL by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"As always in Flora, the suspects are all marvelously guilty- looking, but the plot this time is so rickety you can't blame Thea for losing her edge."
Is Thea Kozak mellowing? Read full book review >

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AND GRANT YOU PEACE by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"As usual, Flora pours on the intensity for both her police detective and his fans in this criminal, legal and moral maze whose center is clearly a locked closet in a burning mosque but whose boundaries remain frustratingly hazy even at the fade-out."
A fire in a mosque provides new ways to put the sorely tried Sgt. Joe Burgess of the Portland Police Department to ever more challenging tests. Read full book review >