Search Results: "Susan Elia MacNeal"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Maggie's second adventure (Mr. Churchill's Secretary, 2012) is a romantic thriller detailing the life of the royals during the perilous times of World War II."
A mathematician born in Britain and raised in America adds spying to her resume. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Maggie (Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante, 2015, etc.) is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint."
An accomplished young woman fights hate and misogyny in World War II Britain. Read full book review >

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THE PRIME MINISTER'S SECRET AGENT by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Although this current installment is not up to the level of His Majesty's Hope (2013), it generates excitement as it explores the moral issues involved in winning the just war."
A spy must cast off the black dog of depression in order to return to active duty. Read full book review >

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MR. CHURCHILL'S SECRETARY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Brave, clever Maggie's debut is an enjoyable mix of mystery, thriller and romance that captures the harrowing experiences of life in war-torn London."
Trying to sell your grandmother's decaying Victorian house back in London can have unexpected consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARIS SPY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Though the heroine's latest adventure is far from her best, it's packed with just about every plot device you'd expect from a World War II thriller, from horrifying plans to destroy the Jews to clever ploys to fool the Germans about Allied intentions."
A British spy walks the fine line between brave and foolhardy in Nazi-occupied Paris. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROOSEVELT'S CONFIDANTE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"MacNeal (The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, 2014, etc.) paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rife—a world not that much different from today."
In 1941, Christmas offers hope for a beleaguered Great Britain but no peace for an English spy. Read full book review >

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HIS MAJESTY'S HOPE by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2013

"Maggie continues her winning ways with more thrills and romantic problems, but this time, the horrors of her experiences add depth to the already pleasing adventures."
A dangerous trip to Berlin becomes a life-altering experience for a British spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIA KAZAN by Richard Schickel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"These appraisals, notable for their broad critical vision, may persuade some to reconsider Kazan's work, if not his political behavior."
Time magazine film critic Schickel seeks to bolster Kazan's reputation as a major American film and theater talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >