Search Results: "The Medieval Murderers"


BOOK REVIEW

HILL OF BONES by The Medieval Murderers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The seventh short-story cycle by The Medieval Murderers, featuring some of the same sleuths as their past collaborations (King Arthur's Bones, 2009, etc.), provides an eventful but often uneven look at murder down through the centuries."
A notable landmark outside Bath becomes the scene of murder and mayhem down through the ages. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST MURDER by The Medieval Murderers
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The eighth annual round robin co-authored by well-known historical mystery writers Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden. Like the others (Hill of Bones, 2011, etc.), it's uneven but generally entertaining."
A play written in 1154 in hope of winning greater glory for Oseney Priory brings disaster in its long, long wake. Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SHAME by The Medieval Murderers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"The second team effort in a series (The Tainted Relic, 2006) that follows a prized object through history. It's not an original idea, but one that allows many favorite medieval sleuths to share a single volume."
A magnificent weapon created before the Norman Conquest becomes known as the Sword of Shame and provides many a murder to solve. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR’S BONES by Medieval Murderers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A satisfying meal broken into distinct courses."
Relics of King Arthur are worth killing for five times over eight centuries in the Medieval Murderers' latest collaboration (The Sword of Shame, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2008

"A heartfelt, irreverent look at the underbelly of fine dining."
A popular blogger offers behind-the-scenes tales about working the front of the house. Read full book review >

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MOJAVE GREEN by The Brothers Washburn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Scary, fun and cool. (Horror. 12-16)"
Cal Jones and Camm Smith may have left their hometown of Trona, but the spooks and ghouls sure haven't. Read full book review >

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JAZZY WORLD TOUR by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun first step into cultural awareness. (iPad 2+ recommended) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A mini-almanac doubles as a cumulative travel book in this survey of various countries. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMATED TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY by Beatrix Potter
written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, developed by The Wundershop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2012

"Though not quite the equal of Loud Crow's spectacular Beatrix Potter adaptations, this does give the tale a fresh reboot—respectful enough to retain the full text with its corporal punishment and smoking references. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Benjamin leads his sick cousin Peter into another traumatic outing to Mr. McGregor's garden in this cozy if not quite streamlined digital rendition of the 1904 classic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Along with similar images, the photos are already available as greeting cards, games, calendars, and plush animals—but young dog lovers who just can't get enough will drool over this blatantly appealing gallery. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A gathering of relentlessly cute puppy photos selected from a commercial online archive and loosely matched to alphabetic captions: Beg, Eat, Fetch, Howl, etc. With a few exceptions, each puppy is a different breed (identified at the end); all are posed in close-up, against white backgrounds, and generally looking up from the page. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first choice for those who want an illustrated overview. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Taken from its own coverage of the events of September 11th and their aftermath, New York Times editors have adapted a Young Reader's Edition from their adult title of the same name. Read full book review >