Books by Charles Mathes

THE GIRL IN THE FACE OF THE CLOCK by Charles Mathes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Overall, an entertaining outing that promises a lot of fun."
Mathes once again explores, though peripherally, the world of art and antiques (The Girl at the End of the Line, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE LINE by Charles Mathes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 1999

"Despite the extravagant body count, everything about Mathes's third (The Girl Who Remembered Snow, 1996, etc.), from the charmingly light tone to the weirdly formal dialogue to the endlessly inventive plot, strongly suggests a grown-up fairy tale."
If only Nell O'Hara hadn't been shocked into muteness at age eight by witnessing her mother's murder, she'd have plenty to talk about now—fifteen years later. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED SNOW by Charles Mathes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1996

"An overelaborate but gripping plot, a sometimes exasperating but admirable heroine, and a penetrating fix on Caribbean island life: a solid follow-up to the author's debut, The Girl with the Phony Name (1992)."
Emma Passant, a sometime magician in San Francisco, ekes out her infrequent show dates with part-time jobs. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE PHONY NAME by Charles Mathes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Crammed with incident, narrated in lively conversational style: a first novel that blends elements of gothic romance with vivid characters and the contemporary scene into a dazzling story- -bizarre, believable, and riveting to the end."
Lucy MacAlphin Trelaine, about to turn 30, raised in orphanages and foster homes, has had and lost many jobs since flunking out of Harvard, but those failures take second place to her stubborn, unsuccessful attempt to find her roots. Read full book review >