MLA Platinum Award Press Release

Summary and book reviews of Time Stops For No Mouse by Michael Hoeye

Time Stops For No Mouse

by Michael Hoeye

Time Stops For No Mouse by Michael Hoeye X
Time Stops For No Mouse by Michael Hoeye
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • First Published:
    Jan 2002, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2003, 256 pages

    Genres

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this Book

Book Summary

"Everything that kids and their parents would want in a great action/adventure tale - humble heroes, despicable villains, and cliffhanger chapter-endings. It's fast and fun, rich and rewarding."

On the surface the city of Pinchester is much like any other ordinary metropolis inhabited by hard-working mice, rats, minks and moles. And Hermux Tantamoq is much like any other ordinary, hard-working mouse/watchmaker. But when spunky aviatrix Linka Perflinger walks into his shop, it's obvious that she is anything but ordinary.

After her mysterious disappearance, Hermux sets out to find her. Before long he is entangled in the convoluted schemes of an eccentric cosmetics tycoon, a sinister plastic surgeon, and a squad of ruthless lab rats. Hermux is caught up in a deadly race against time. And he realizes only too late that…

Time Stops for No Mouse!

Rated: Not too scary

Chapter 1
An Unexpected Visitor

"Oh my! Oh my!" murmured Hermux Tantamoq as he carefully examined the wristwatch. He had never seen such a beautiful watch so badly treated. The crystal was shattered. The hands were twisted like melted wax. The face was chipped and scratched so badly that the numbers were barely legible.

The young mouse drummed the countertop with her sharp nails.

"Please get this repaired immediately," she said in a rush. "It must keep perfect time. Perfect. Nothing less!"

Hermux removed his eyepiece and stared at his impatient new customer.

Her face was set in a sharp frown, but it was such a jolly bright face that the frown looked out of place. She wore no make-up. Just her natural fur. A dark glossy brown. She had on a red cap with a bright green feather in its brim, a jaunty, checked scarf, and a somewhat worn-looking leather flight jacket.

From the depths of her shoulder bag she withdrew a small case. From that she removed a violet-tinted business card ...

Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!
  • award image

Reviews

Media Reviews

Author Blurb Patti Siberz, The News Guard, Lincoln City, Oregon
Stuart Little, move over. Hermux Tantamoq is in town! I am a big fan of Stuart Little, and this is a more exciting, contemporary mouse tale.

Author Blurb Mike Irwin, Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon
Time Stops For No Mouse offers everything that kids and their parents would want in a great action/adventure tale - humble heroes, despicable villains, and cliffhanger chapter-endings. Our hero Hermux ranks right up there with literature's greatest mice of mettle Stuart Little and Redwall's Martin the Warrior. Time Stops For No Mouse is fast and fun, rich and rewarding. I'm ready for more.

Author Blurb Jennifer Anglin, The Enchanted Forest Bookstore, Dallas, Texas
A well-written tensely woven 'tail'. Readers will quickly be engrossed in Hermux's highly original world, full of richly drawn characters and plot twists.

Author Blurb Linda Schmoldt, Librarian, Portland, Oregon
Great fun! I missed my bus stop by a mile the other night. Not many books do that.

Author Blurb Ann Parrish, Director of Language Arts & Libraries, Midland, Texas
I read Time Stops For No Mouse as both a supervisor of children's libraries and as an adult. I enjoyed it on both levels! Children who liked Harry Potter will like Hermux.

Author Blurb John Canemaker, Animator and Author, New York
... a delightful tale (no pun intended) for both kids and adults. The text is sly and earnest, graceful and funny, sometimes all at the same time.

Reader Reviews

Blossum Ling

Time Stops for No Mouse
It was a very interesting story.

Ria

fantastic mystery book!
I really enjoyed reading the book because it was a very gripping story, about friendship and helping each other. The characters were very interesting and they had extremely weird names. I have just turned 8 years old and I have been reading this ...   Read More

Alis

Time Stops for No Mouse
At first I thought I would find this book boring...really fictional about mice and moles and other tunneling creatures. But the story developed my interest as much as many adult mysteries, better than some. If the reader can get over the distaste for...   Read More

person with no name

The Best! A page turner!
This book is chock full of rich, suspense, details and information. A real page turner. I have read many books in my life but by far this is the best. I would love to know more about the author and his advice.

Write your own review!

Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!

Readalikes

Readalikes Full readalike results are for members only

More books by Michael Hoeye

If you liked Time Stops For No Mouse, try these:

Non-members are limited to two results. Become a member
Search Readalikes again
How we choose readalikes
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $12 for 3 months or $39 for a year.
  • More about membership!

Support BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten.

Join Now!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Waiting for an Echo
    Waiting for an Echo
    by Christine Montross
    Dr. Christine Montross had been a practicing psychiatrist for nearly a decade when she decided to ...
  • Book Jacket
    The Flight Portfolio
    by Julie Orringer
    At once a sweeping historical narrative, an insightful character study and a tender romance, Julie ...
  • Book Jacket: The Color of Air
    The Color of Air
    by Gail Tsukiyama
    Daniel was raised in Hilo, Hawaii by Japanese immigrant parents. Having traveled to the U.S. ...
  • Book Jacket
    The Volunteer
    by Jack Fairweather
    Though many found The Volunteer a challenging read, First Impressions responses were overwhelmingly ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    Hieroglyphics
    by Jill McCorkle

    A mesmerizing novel about piecing together the hieroglyphics of history and memory.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    The Woman Before Wallis
    by Bryn Turnbull

    The true story of the American divorcée who captured the Prince's heart before Wallis.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
by Christy Lefteri

This moving, intimate, and beautifully written novel puts human faces on the Syrian war.

About the book
Join the discussion!
Win this book!
Win Every Bone a Prayer

Every Bone a Prayer by Ashley Blooms

A beautifully honest exploration of healing and of hope.

Enter

Wordplay

Solve this clue:

T Real M

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

 



© BookBrowse LLC 1997-2020. All rights reserved. Information at BookBrowse.com is published with the permission of the copyright holder or their agent.
It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder.