Search Results: "Tony Hays"


BOOK REVIEW

TONY by Ed Galing
Kirkus Star
by Ed Galing, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will hear the 'clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop' in every image of this astonishing book. (Picture book. 2-12)"
Poet Galing (1917-2013) leads Tony, a dairy delivery horse, through the veil of memory, encantatory phrasing—circling and repetitious—calling him plodding from pre-dawn into the present, his sturdy flank barely expanding with the effort. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH PATRIOTS by Tony Hays
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Mildly diverting at times, sophomoric and stultifyingly clichéd at others."
Mystery novelist and journalist Hays (Murder in the Latin Quarter, not reviewed) pens a broad, labored farce about ethanol-fueled English instructors, hand-holding Arabs and spooks around every corner in post-Desert Storm Kuwait. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN BRIDE by Tony Hays
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A realistic portrait of post-Roman Britain as no Camelot but a down-and-dirty home to warring factions—complex, exciting and well worth your time."
King Arthur's counselor must wear many hats, including a deerstalker. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE NO MORE by Tony Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"In a departure from his well-known King Arthur series (The Stolen Bride, 2012, etc.), Hays pens an excellent mystery replete with historical detail, surely meant to have been the first in a series that sadly will be cut short by his recent death."
Was William Shakespeare murdered? His childhood friend goes to great lengths to find out. Read full book review >

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THE BELOVED DEAD by Tony Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Forget those romantic portraits of Camelot. Hays' third Arthurian tale paints a bleak picture of post-Roman Britain that pleases as a mystery and intrigues as history."
In fifth-century Britain, King Arthur makes a difficult choice, little knowing that it will move his kingdom to the brink of war. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING WAY by Tony Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Earthy, densely plotted and likely to have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment."
Hays (The Trouble with Patriots, 2002, etc.) kicks off a new series with anti-hero Malgwyn ap Cuneglas. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE SACRIFICE by Tony Hays
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"The complicated plot and bravura ending are sure to appeal to fans of medieval intrigues and stirring battles."
Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, in the service of High King Arthur, uncovers murder and heresy in a second investigation in Dark Ages Britain. Read full book review >

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TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sage advice well worth offering, as closing scenes of realistically uneasy sibling détente demonstrate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can't help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room "for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes" with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by a parental admonition to apologize nicely. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Tony Baloney doesn't have to worry about sibling problems today—it's the first day of school. But will he be better able to behave there? Read full book review >

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TONY PARTLY CLOUDY by Nick Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A consistently engaging dramatic thriller."
A popular meteorologist with a knack for accurate predictions clashes with gangsters in Rollins' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BRINGING TONY HOME by Tissa Abeysekara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sophisticated jigsaw of a book, sensitively—sometimes stiflingly—mixing memory and history with regret and rites of passage."
Sri Lankan director-turned-novelist Abeysekara (In My Kingdom of the Sun and the Holy Peak, 2004, etc.) evocatively combines fiction and autobiography in an award-winning novella and three short stories. Read full book review >