Search Results: "Suzanne Chisholm"


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THE LOST WHALE by Michael Parfit
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A tender, nail-biting account of an orca's fate as the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Department considered trapping and sending him to captivity."
Six years in the life of a young killer whale that lost contact with his family yet managed to survive on his own. Read full book review >

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INSTRUMENTAL by Dave Chisholm
written and illustrated by Dave Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Strong illustrations and intriguing story elements in need of more harmony."
The new graphic novel from Chisholm tells the story of a frustrated musician's attempts to snatch fame and glory with the help of a mysterious trumpet. Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF ANGELS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat for history buffs; others may find themselves growing weary well before the indefatigable Sir Robert can afford to do the same."
Yet another action-filled fictional tale starring real-life adventurer Sir Robert Carey (A Surfeit of Guns, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FAMINE OF HORSES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1995

"A briskly paced debut rich in spiky characters, eccentric accents, and, above all, a charismatic hero with a sense of honor and a sense of humor."
The first in a series by the pseudonymous Chishom, author of other historical fiction, paints a vivid picture of 16th-century life in northern England, on Scotland's border. Read full book review >

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A SEASON OF KNIVES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1996

"Matters improve, with a satisfying sweep to the finish, but, still, this falls short of its predecessor."
Sir Robert Carey, the ingratiating Elizabethan Age hero of A Famine of Horses (1995), is once again in Carlisle, near the Scottish border—this time as the newly appointed Deputy Warden of the English West March under Lord Warden Sir Thomas Scrope, the husband of his sister Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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A MURDER OF CROWS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Carey's long-awaited fifth adventure (A Plague of Angels, 2000, etc.) may be too slow-moving and complex for some readers, but the lovingly presented historical details make it worth the slog."
The Deputy Warden of the English West Marsh and his trusted right-hand man are involved in dangerous and treasonous plots in 1592 London. Read full book review >

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AN AIR OF TREASON by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Carey's sixth adventure (A Murder of Crows, 2010, etc.) is packed with historical detail, dangerous exploits and humor. The fact-based mystery moves along at a fairly quick pace to a complicated denouement."
A most difficult and dangerous murder inquiry is forced upon a flamboyant nobleman. Read full book review >

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A CHORUS OF INNOCENTS by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"One of Chisholm's best Elizabethan mysteries (An Air of Treason, 2014, etc.), combining all the historical information readers have come to expect with a swiftly moving story featuring a strong woman whose romantic aspirations have yet to be fulfilled."
This time out, it's Sir Robert Carey's unhappily married love, Elizabeth, who solves a murder steeped in political intrigue. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"When Everest eludes Chisholm, and she takes it in stride, readers may sense that she has covered her most impressive terrain. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 60,000; author tour)"
The compelling, if at times aggravating, tale of Chisholm's journey from the land of the dead to the thin air of high peaks, told with the help of Bruce, an editor for Self-Help Psychology magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a mountain of undigested information, richer in itinerary than insight. (b&w photos, index) (Biography. 14+)"
Although Godden spent much of her life in exotic climes and has proven to be one of the few truly successful "crossover" writers, this sprawling biography will neither draw nor hold the attention of readers. Read full book review >

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A SURFEIT OF GUNS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1997

"A lively read for the history buff but unlikely to make new fans."
Once again it's the late 16th century and England's Sir Robert Carey is beset with problems (A Season of Knives, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >