Search Results: "Tom Fowler"


BOOK REVIEW

A ONCE CROWDED SKY by Tom King
Released: July 10, 2012

"King's work is beyond postmodern, complex in conception, perhaps too esoteric for mainstream fiction fans, but relevant to the graphic-novel, video-gaming generation."
King's debut novel is mostly textual narrative highlighted by random, comic-book-style illustrations. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle Fowler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"There's a built-in audience for the London sisters' adventures, but beneath all the glitter is a bunch of blah. (Chick lit. 14-16)"
Hardworking sisters face glamorous romantic and professional challenges in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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RED BRIDE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"For some readers, the willing suspension of disbelief will snap before everything's tied up."
Satan and the supernatural worm their way into the British film scene via a glamorous model who vamps a hitherto straight-arrow publicist. Read full book review >

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SPIDER WEB by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fowler pieces together questions of memory and identity so deftly that only purists will bemoan the dearth of clues or detection."
Quilt maven Benni Harper (State Fair, 2010, etc.) grapples with public responsibilities and private challenges when a sniper targets San Celina's finest. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S PUZZLE by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"Here's hoping we get to see more of her when she's not under such a cloud."
Benni Harper's first mistake as curator of the Josiah Sinclair Folk Art Museum is letting Marla Chenier use the pottery wheel in the museum after closing hours; that's what sets Marla up to get killed. Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not to worry: Everything is wrapped up logically, if not exactly convincingly, in the end. Sleep well, Your Majesty."
As if London didn't provide enough live citizens to worry about, the Peculiar Crimes Unit (The Invisible Code, 2013, etc.) is presented with one at least briefly returned from the dead.Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Neither the mystery nor the solution is up to Fowler's best work. But the reunion of the PCU is cause for such joy that only the most curmudgeonly fans will quibble."
Locked out and disbanded at the end of The Victoria Vanishes (2008), London's Peculiar Crimes Unit comes back from the grave to solve yet another bizarre case. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY OF BLOOD by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though no single element stands out, Fowler achieves a fine balance between the impossible crime, the juggling of suspects and motives, Mr. Bryant's flights of recondite erudition, the planting and decoding of clues and the obligatory plots to discredit and disband the PCU."
The Peculiar Crimes Unit (Bryant & May Off the Rails, 2010, etc.) celebrates its new digs in Caledonian Road by investigating a murder whose leading suspect is Mr. Punch, of Punch and Judy fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC AESOP'S FABLES by Susi Gregg Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A distinctive, respectful selection from the Aesopian canon. (Picture book/folktales. 6-9)"
Twelve classic fables are more or less successfully transposed to northern climes by an Alaskan author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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FOG by Susi Gregg Fowler
by Susi Gregg Fowler, illustrated by Jim Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Fowler's strong, unsentimental paintings move the story beyond a particular family chasing the weather blues to a more universal message about meeting adversity with cheerful ingenuity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When ``the worst fog [Dad's] ever seen'' wraps itself around the house, even Momma seems worried. Read full book review >

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I'LL SEE YOU WHEN THE MOON IS FULL by Susi Gregg Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

Getting ready for a two-week business trip, bald-topped Daddy shares his feelings with Abe: ``I miss you so much that my hair falls out.'' Sometimes, too, he says, instead of taking notes in meetings he draws the two of them fishing—just as Abe does, waiting at home. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SISTERS by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2000

Seven Sisters ($21.95; Apr. 10; 320 pp.; 0-425-17296-1): In six earlier adventures (Mariner's Compass, 1999, etc.), Benni Harper never learned the knack of disentangling the travails and celebrations of domestic life from homicide. Read full book review >