Search Results: "Tim Heald"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK by Julie Scelfo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An eclectic assortment of women make for an entertaining read."
An exuberant celebration of more than 100 women who shaped the myths and realities of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"The throngs of felonious mice make this story worth the read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fathers aren't afraid of anything—are they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALCON by Tim Jessell
by Tim Jessell, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"The initial rural setting and avian protagonist may be unfamiliar to some readers, but the author/artist's admiration for the beauty of the natural world and the fascination of imagining another life shine through clearly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorgeous artwork and an unusual subject will likely boost the appeal of this (literal and figurative) flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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THE FURRY-LEGGED TEAPOT by Tim Myers
adapted by Tim Myers, illustrated by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"McGuire's naïve acrylic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals and sweeping Japanese vistas are an amusing accompaniment to this, the second of Myers's well-meant but rather tame tanuki tales. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This retelling of an ages-old Japanese tale relates the woes of a rambunctious young raccoon-dog named Yoshi, a mischievous tanuki shapeshifter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PINK REFRIGERATOR by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Better yet, patent the spirit and inspiration that flow through Egan's story and give everyone a share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dodsworth isn't exactly a slacker; he just hews closely to the Thoreauvian notion that superfluous wealth can only purchase superfluities. Read full book review >