Search Results: "Tim Heald"


BOOK REVIEW

TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE OPENING CHAPTER by Tim Heald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"A feast of blather, more full of fun than genuine wit or humor, that's bound to flatter like-minded fans into approval."
The Flanagan Fludd Literary Festival is put on hold when a collateral relative of its namesake is strung up in his own church. Read full book review >

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POISON AT THE PUEBLO by Tim Heald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Readers will be disappointed by the non-solution, which Simon has the nerve to blame on 10 Downing Street instead of the author, only if they've made the mistake of taking the mystery any more seriously than the characters' endless chatter about prawns, poison and themselves."
A knighthood does nothing to moderate Simon Bognor's preference for literate japery over honest sleuthing. Read full book review >

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A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CRIME by Tim Heald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1997

"Stocking-stuffers by H.R.F. Keating, Liza Cody, Catherine Aird, and editor Heald round out this dose of Christmas in July."
With virtually the same team as in Heald's Classic English Crime (1991)—only P.D. James, Mike Seabrook, and Nicole Swengley are new to this volume—Heald manages to field a much stronger lineup of homages to Christmas Ö la Christie. Read full book review >

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A CLASSIC ENGLISH CRIME by Tim Heald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 1991

"For the most part, though, there's a sad lack of the ingenuity, the grasp of the rhetoric of Golden Age plotting, that made Christie inimitable."
A middling-to-poorish collection of 13 new detective stories, each set in England between the wars, to celebrate Agatha Christie's centenary. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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TIM AND PETE by James Robert Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, despite the excesses and overall shapelessness: some antic instances and vivid nostalgia for pre-AIDS gay life, combined with a pungent depiction of rabid heterophobia."
Baker (Fuel-Injected Dreams, 1986; Boy Wonder, 1988) brings together two gay ex-lovers for a 24-hour swing through the streets and byways of L.A. Sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, and violence: the guided tour is sometimes smartly satirical, sometimes padded with endless pages of dialogue, mind-numbing instances, and predictable types, though a Charlie Manson riff livens up the finish. Read full book review >

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TIM AND THE BLANKET THIEF by John Prater
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tim is, well, timid; unlike the boisterous other children Prater depicts in his engaging, freely rendered pencil-and- watercolor illustrations, he doesn't like ``noisy, messy fun or being splashed or roughhousing.'' What he does love, despite the teasing, is his blanket; and when a pointy-hatted creature—a sort of shadow with a shadow of its own—steals this constant companion while Tim sleeps, he sets out, with unaccustomed boldness, in a dreamlike pursuit over mountains and seas to the thief's ``dreadful lair.'' Tim's brave demand for his blanket dissipates the thief's ``huge darkness,'' whereupon the lad retrieves not only his own but a hoard of other ``blankets, teddy bears, and best-loved toys'' and goes home to a hero's welcome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Zingy and opinionated, this romp through the development of American fashion gives readers a historical perspective with which to view their closets."
Fashion history meets style guide in the latest from the Project Runway mentor. Read full book review >

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A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES by John Martz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Four whimsical cartoon outings feature an overlapping cast of small anthropomorphic animals artfully placed to lead eyes up, down, around and past page turns to mishaps and surprises. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN PETE AND LITTLE TIM by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"The adorable illustrations are the only appealing thing about this dull, confused penguin tale. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-5)"
On this particular snowy day, Penguin Pete (Penguin Pete, not reviewed) takes his son, Tim, out for a walk. Read full book review >