Search Results: "Tamsin Black"


BOOK REVIEW

TAMSIN by Peter Beagle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An appealing intermingling of history, folklore, and the supernatural, but no real chills or tension—and lively young Jenny simply overwhelms everybody else."
Contemporary ghost yarn from the author of Giant Bones (1997), etc. Thirteen-year-old Jenny Gluckstein leaves New York with her mother, Sally, to live with her new family, English stepfather Evan and stepbrothers Tony and Julian, in bucolic Dorset, England. Read full book review >

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REMBRANDT’S WHORE by Sylvie Matton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Fans of Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring may snatch this one up, but in truth it seems less suited for a general audience than for Rembrandt enthusiasts."
Financial insecurity and the Plague hover threateningly over the great artist and his beloved servant, narrator of this sad and obtuse tale. Read full book review >

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TAMSIN HARTE by Malcolm Macdonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Bustling expectations for romance readers."
MacDonald's latest heart chart for beleaguered youth (Like a Diamond, 1999, etc.).This time, it's 1910 or so and snippy little Cornish virgin Tamsin Harte has her eye on the next step up. Read full book review >

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Black by Joan Vassar
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A daring romance full of adventure and striking period detail."
Antebellum romance between a heroic liberator and the enslaved woman he loves. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"If you haven't discovered this series yet, get going; if you're already a fan, why are you even reading this review? (Urban fantasy/thriller. 14 & up)"
The conclusion to Black's brilliant and unusual Curse Workers trilogy lives up to its predecessors. Read full book review >

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I CAN SAY PLEASE by Tamsin Ainslie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A wholesome, pleasant demonstration of politeness for toddlers just discovering the joys of imaginative play. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An Australian import tackles manners for the very young. Read full book review >

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BLACK by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"A thriller debut that's driven by veracity—too much of it at times: Savile Row! Ferragamo! Hugo Boss!—tethered to a fraught reality that may well be happening right now."
A neatly constructed debut, with all the black op trimmings—and a neurotic amount of brand-naming—by Whitcomb (Cold Zero, 2001), who's been in the belly of this beast as a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The portrait of 1950s LA is less precise than Chandler's, but the aging, reflective Marlowe is appropriately sententious. A treat for fans, even if they end up throwing it across the room."
Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, already disguised as mystery writer Black (Holy Orders, 2013, etc.), goes under even deeper cover to imitate Raymond Chandler in this flavorsome pastiche. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"To be continued. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud funny, this engaging, high-concept novel about a 17-year-old boy's world, both real and imaginary, is a story that teases, building up reader suspense and expectation then refusing to deliver. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"But that wannabe Etta Place episode and a few other lapses aside: an impressive bit of scholarly detective work, and good fun for true-crime buffs."
An obscure desperado emerges from the dungeon in a lively work of pop history. Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Bloated and banal. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Eyes will roll. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE PERFECT PRINCESS PARTY by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A chuckle-inducing, entirely worthy stand-alone follow-up to the terrific The Princess in Black (2014). (Fantasy. 5-7)"
Princess Magnolia's perfect birthday party's threatened by constant monster alarms, summoning her secret identity again and again. Read full book review >