The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michael Buckley
  • ISBN : 1683351835
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3158

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales—a spin taken up by hit movies and shows TV such as Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Maleficent, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and other. New covers will appear on book one, The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives; book two, The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects; and book three, The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child. Books four through nine will be available in revised editions soon. ? In this first book in the series, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their recently discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm. The girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous tome of fairy tales is actually a history book. The girls are pitted against a giant, who has been rampaging through town. But who set the giant loose in the first place? Was it Mayor Charming (formerly Prince Charming), who has plans to get his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, now working as police officers? Or a giant-killer named Jack, currently working at a Big & Tall store? With an irresistible combination of adventure and imagination, the Sisters Grimm series injects classic fairy tales with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating a fantastical combination readers of all ages will love. “Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” —Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer “Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series “Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author “Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids “An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —The San Antonio Express-News “A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —The Dallas Morning News “Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —The Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series” “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

The Midnight Library

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Kazuno Kohara
  • ISBN : 1447298187
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 8615

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night . . . A beautiful, big-hearted book about the joy of reading and the importance of libraries. Stylishly designed and produced, this is the perfect gift for anyone of any age that simply loves books.

The Council of Mirrors (Sisters Grimm #9)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michael Buckley
  • ISBN : 1613123124
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3831

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • ISBN : 1135204349
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4643

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

Bellamy and the Brute

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Alicia Michaels
  • ISBN : 1634222326
  • Publisher : Clean Teen Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3644

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A fresh twist on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind. When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she's reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin's eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she's told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth hidden there. Tate's condition may not be the only secret being kept at Baldwin House. There are gaps in the family's financial history that don't add up, and surprising connections with unscrupulous characters. At night there are strange noises, unexplained cold drafts, and the electricity cuts out. And then there are the rose petals on the staircase. The rose petals that no one but Bellamy seems to be able to see. The rose petals that form a trail leading right up to the 3 rd floor, past the portrait of a handsome young man, and down a dark hallway where she promised she would never, ever go… As Bellamy works to unravel the mysteries of Baldwin House and uncover the truth about Tate, she realizes that she is in way over her head… in more ways than one. Can her bravery and determination help to right the wrongs of the past and free the young man whose story has captured her heart? Bellamy and the Brute is perfect for fans of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and Beastly by Alex Flinn. Beauty and the Beast book retelling Fairy tale retelling young adult horror fiction teen romance suspense mystery books teens supernatural and monsters fantasy urban ghost stories Horror Young Adult Romance Books Contemporary Romance Teen Romance Novels Mystery Thrillers Suspense Emotions & Feelings Death & Dying Social Issues Coming of Age Action Adventure Contemporary Fiction teen love story YA mystery suspense contemporary romance modern survival stories thriller Fairy Tale adaptation young adult fiction Young adult fantasy light fantasy folklore and myths Women and Girls Girl power books Female Heroines Romance and adventure Legends and myths Classic tales Teen fiction

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 5405

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Brothers Karamazov

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • ISBN : 3985516723
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 577
  • Readers : 8917

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

The Fourth Bear

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jasper Fforde
  • ISBN : 1844569241
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 8002

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Gingerbreadman: Psychopath, sadist, genius, convicted murderer and biscuit is loose in the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been reassigned due to falling levels of nursery crime, and The NCD is once more in jeopardy. That is, until a chance encounter during the Armitage Shanks literary awards at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club lead Jack and Mary on the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldilocks' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad. She had been about to break a story involving unexplained explosions in Herefordshire, Pasadena and the Nullabor Plain; The last witnesses to see her alive were The Three Bears, comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen's wood. But all is not what it seems. How could the bear's porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time? Was Goldy's death in the nearby 1st World War themepark of Sommeworld a freak accident? And is it merely chance that the Gingerbreadman pops up at awkward moments? But there's more. What does a missing scientist with a terrifying discovery in subatomic physics, a secret weapon of devastating power, a reclusive industrialist known only as the Quangle Wangle and Colonel Danvers of the National Security all have in common?

A Little Life

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • ISBN : 0385539266
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 736
  • Readers : 8945

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

Claiming Cinderella

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Amy Brent
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Amy Brent
  • Number of Pages : 161
  • Readers : 6098

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: I'm supposed to marry a princess, but f*cking Cinderella will break all the rules. Promises and commitments? Nah…that’s not me. Mom throws a masquerade ball to find me a high society bride. What a f*cking bore. But I’m bewitched by the girl without an invitation. Crashing a celebrity party? That makes my magic wand HARD. One look into her ocean blue eyes and I know I’m in trouble. I want to feel her all over, kiss those lips, and have her in more ways than one. She's come to my party. I'll have her coming all night long. But at midnight she runs. I grasp her hand. She pulls away. The ring that she drops is the only evidence that our hot night together did exist. I have to find the slender finger that fits the ring. I have to claim… my Cinderella. This dirty fairy tale will keep you warm tonight and you will fall in love with Aiden Prince, wanting to come with him in his princely bed.

The Frog Princess

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : E.D. Baker
  • ISBN : 1599903989
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 1247

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book in E. D. Baker's beloved Frog Princess series -- the inspiration for Disney's hit movie The Princess and the Frog! Princess Emeralda a.k.a. Emma isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is more like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does not like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her troubles, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins their adventure-a quest to return to human form. Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story. Don't miss the rest of the Frog Princess series by E. D. Baker: The Frog Princess Dragon's Breath Once Upon a Curse No Place for Magic The Salamander Spell The Dragon Princess Dragon Kiss A Prince among Frogs The Frog Princess Returns And these other magical series: Tales of the Wide-Awake Princess The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker More Than a Princess Magic Animal Rescue and more!

The Winner Stands Alone

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • ISBN : 0061872563
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8350

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.” —New Yorker From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.

The Castle Corona

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon Creech
  • ISBN : 0061972452
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4813

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Long ago and far away . . . There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona. And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch. Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . . And oh, there is an author. But not just any author. Sharon Creech is a Newbery Medal-winning author whose tantalizing tale will not only dazzle and delight but also entertain and excite.

The Gauguin Connection (Book 1)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Estelle Ryan
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Estelle Ryan
  • Number of Pages : 436
  • Readers : 3572

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst. As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered. The Gauguin Connection is an art crime novel with an autistic main character who explores the mystery of political intrigue, art heists, white collar crime, kidnapping and so much more! Enjoy this FREE book.

Trouble is My Business

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 174
  • Readers : 5362

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Trouble is My Business" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Everafter

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Amy Huntley
  • ISBN : 0061964573
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1855

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this—she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes even change—moments from her life. Her first kiss. A trip to Disney World. Her sister's wedding. A disastrous sleepover. In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death. This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.

Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Natalie Le Clue,Janelle Vermaak-Griessel
  • ISBN : 1801175667
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 8570

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For every hero, there is a villain, and for every villain there is a story. But how much do we really know about the villain? Filling a gap in the field of gender representation and character evolution, the chapters in this edited collection focus on female villains in the fairy tale narratives of 21st Century media.

The "People Power" Education Superbook: Book 10. Books, Literature, Podcasts (Book Lovers, Publishers, Authors, Ebooks, Fairy Tales, Poetry, Comics)

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Tony Kelbrat
  • ISBN : 1312077522
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 5771

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We’re nothing without books. Before man could record his thoughts to pass onto the next generation, people had to try to remember things or learn for themselves through trial and error. Knowledge runs the world. It doesn’t matter if books are hard copy or digital. They’re still where it’s at. I write books because I believe that knowledge is the key to the evolution of humanity. Books about books are at #808 at the library. Books about bestsellers are at #381.45 or Z1033.

Murdering Miss Marple

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Julie H. Kim
  • ISBN : 0786490039
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 244
  • Readers : 1494

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: During the interwar “golden age” of British detective fiction, women writers like Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie reigned, but their work remains tame compared to today’s crime novels. Elements of sexuality and gender, including soft porn and sexual psychopathy, pervade contemporary detective fiction. The 10 essays in this collection explore issues of gender and sexuality in crime writing by women from 1985 to 2011, surveying works about girl sleuths, parodies, hard-boiled detective fiction, police procedurals, and recent serial killer series. They examine the relationship between genre and gender and explore how later works enter into a field of “post-feminism.” Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how popular women writers of the last three decades have reconceptualized what it means to be a female detective.

Grimm's Trailer Full of Secrets

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Rhonda V. Wilcox
  • ISBN : 147664568X
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 270
  • Readers : 1202

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NBC's Grimm is an understudied series full of compelling characters, including Monroe, the charmingly knowledgeable vegetarian who looks like a werewolf; Wu, the funny cop who beats his way to the truth; Adalind, the enjoyably vengeful, risk-taking witch; Trubel, the furious young loner accused of insanity; Kelly, a powerful older warrior-woman; Nick, a compassionate detective; Hank, Juliette, Rosalee and others. This book, which includes a chapter on each key figure, explores the fascinating world of characterization in television. The storyline, as well as the dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery, lighting and music, contribute to in-depth depictions that evolve over time. Grimm's figures confound our perceptions of race, age and gender. They demonstrate the ability of TV characters to build unforgettable, meaningful connections.