Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

  Kathleen is an expert in her field - her ability to take on new characters and invent different personas makes her the perfect woman for an undercover job. As an ex-cop, she knows the dangers of the streets, but her new life undercover keeps her away from the worst of it. But what happens when a simple spying job goes awry? Author Erica Wright delves into the unsuspected mystery surrounding Kathleen in Red Chameleon. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Book Review: Cuba

Aug 28, 2015

President Obama reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2014, and Americans can now travel to this once-forbidden Caribbean island. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review for the moon travel guide to Cuba for those who want to take advantage of the nation's re-opening.  

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When a body washes up on the shore of the Thames river in 1930s London, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands must split his time between investigating its murder and guarding a visiting American Senator.

Sandilands quickly discovers that the man he is assigned to protect is strangely connected to the young dead woman.

So goes the plot of A Spider In The Cup -- one of Barbara Cleverly's Detective Joe Sandilands novels. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

 Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and even Walt Disney have made careers of collecting and retelling fairy tales. But where do all the stories come from, and what distinguishes a fairy tale from any other folk tale? Author Marina Warner explores the history of the fairy tale in her book Once Upon A Time

Detractors of modern-day Israel often compare it to apartheid South Africa, but how valid are those claims? Journalist Benjamin Pogrund, who has lived in both modern Israel and apartheid South Africa, examines the comparison in his book Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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