Search Results: "Stuart Palmer"


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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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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A KISS by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"While the road may be well-trodden, readers are still in for a breezy, enjoyable ride. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Back to the Future meets The Breakfast Club for Generation Z.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2009

"Those wanting a fleshed-out argument will be disappointed."
A collection for truth-seekers that covers subjects from Catholicism to Salinger. Read full book review >

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THE KARMA CHARMER by Bruce Palmer
Released: Aug. 17, 1994

"A crude, sexist, sometimes homophobic fairy tale, but often great fun—like the mud of Woodstock Nation."
There's a funky domestic intimacy about this account of a middle-aged hippie trying to hang on to his youthful ideals and his gorgeous 21-year-old girlfriend who wants a job on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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CRITICAL JUDGMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Warmed-over Robin Cook-esque hospital paranoia, though saved by an earnest appreciation of emergency room heroics."
Realistically portrayed medical procedures and more than you'd care to know about toxic poisoning—both pump up a relentlessly predictable emergency-room melodrama. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON AND MARIE LOUISE by Alan Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2001

"Palmer can write compelling popular histories—but in this case he is a bit like a pet owner who tries to interest you in his caged canary while an eagle soars around the room. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
An attempt—only sometimes successful—to pull into the foreground of European history the relationship between the diminutive general and his second wife, whom he married by proxy, sight unseen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An immensely readable off-the-beaten path history."
Historian and travel writer Palmer spins the recherché story of a megalomaniac German Russian reactionary who invaded Mongolia during the Russian Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE F WORD by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Honest and entertaining."
A successful PR associate must come to terms with resurrected high school demons. Read full book review >

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POLITICAL SUICIDE by Michael Palmer
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A competent entertainment; nothing to think about overmuch, but with plenty of chills and spills."
Political, legal, military and medical mayhem all rolled up into a bite-size package—well, for those who take big bites, anyway. Read full book review >