Search Results: "Susan P. Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Important themes obscured by jargon-filled writing."
A telecommunications policy expert draws parallels between today's Internet providers and late-19th-century monopolies. Read full book review >

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THE POCKET WIFE by Susan Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"With surprisingly little suspense and a cast ranging from unremarkable to unlikable, this tepid whodunit fails to satisfy."
A housewife struggling to control her bipolar disorder fears she's responsible for the brutal murder of her neighbor. Read full book review >

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LEDBETTER STREET by Susan P. Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE

"In a departure from her mystery novels, Baker uses her knowledge of the law to compellingly depict a riveting custody battle."
In Baker's (Death of a Prince, 2013, etc.) novel, Marian Reid is a mother determined to gain custody of her autistic son—40 years later. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A PRINCE by Susan P. Baker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"Baker (My First Murder, 2002, etc.) has crafted a refreshingly straightforward whodunit. Multiple sleuths on parallel tracks—one breezy, one brassy—add spice."
Mother and daughter lawyers team up to solve the murder of a Texas associate. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

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CARTER FINALLY GETS IT by Brent Crawford
FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2009

"Crawford avoids moralizing, while nicely balancing toilet humor and developing social maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
Freshmen firsts: hookups, heartaches, humiliations. Read full book review >

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A FLOATING LIFE by Tad Crawford
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Odd, offbeat and strangely shimmering."
In Crawford's world, boundaries, especially those between people, are semipermeable membranes with tenuous connections to reality. Read full book review >

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A CATERED HALLOWEEN by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lightweight mystery with lots of chitchat, food sampling and an impossibly arch coda. Like A Catered Valentine's Day (2007, etc.), includes simple, high-carb recipes, not sampled."
Guess what's wafting around the haunted house. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT MACHINES by Robert Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Wait for the inevitable selected poems."
Young Scottish author Crawford holds the pleasantly rakish opinion that modern poetry begins with a hoax: namely, the bombastic but engrossing fragments of Ossian, invented in 1765 by another Scottish poet, James McPherson. Read full book review >

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SEED by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Gossamer-thin entertainment."
Everything must go in this playful snapshot of an end-of-life giveaway, the sixth novel from an offbeat author (Petroleum Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CAGING THE ROBIN by Tom Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A sweet song from an uncaged poetic talent."
"Bird" is the word in this superb collection of verse. Read full book review >