Search Results: "Tom Collins"


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Released: July 19, 2012

"Somewhat formulaic but nonetheless fun and atmospheric Southern murder mystery."
A twisty little mystery involving a secret wine cellar. Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A grandiose, caffeinated tale that could use additional editing."
A sweeping epic of love, war, family loyalty, duty to one's queen and revenge. Read full book review >

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MISUNDERSTANDINGS by Clive Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A most readable first collection."
A debut collection of ten stories that elegantly limns the power of the often innocent misunderstanding to wound the human heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2009

"Exemplary scholar-adventurer writing."
The intricate, improbable story of how the first collection of Shakespeare's plays (1623) became the holiest—i.e., most expensive—of grails in Biblioland. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast, witty, and fun: highly entertaining but also highly forgettable."
A fortune-hunting scoundrel helps solve a murder case, in a picaresque thriller from Irish writer Collins (The Keepers of Truth, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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Notown by Tess Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"An ambitious story of a tough woman's experiences across four decades."
The first novel of Collins' (The Hunter of Hertha, 2015, etc.) Midnight Valley Quartet tells the story of a Kentuckian's long fight for survival.Read full book review >

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EDGAR ALLAN POE by Paul Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Although Collins doesn't provide much new information, the clean, crisp narrative presents the puzzling Poe as a deeply troubled and toweringly talented artist."
The author of investigative books about literary and historical figures returns with a lean, swift life of the puzzling Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), whose life and death are as full of mystery as his famous tales. Read full book review >

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SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >