Books by Laura Van Wormer

THE BAD WITNESS by Laura Van Wormer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2002

"Enough already."
Sally Harrington again, in and out of the witness box. Read full book review >
TROUBLE BECOMES HER by Laura Van Wormer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Solid story, occasionally overwhelmed by relentless, irrelevant detail. As always, Van Wormer resolves her complex plot with admirable skill, but the cast of thousands gets in the way."
Sally Harrington is an associate producer for DBS News and it's a dream job—but the dead body she just found in the trunk of her rental car is her worst nightmare. Read full book review >
THE LAST LOVER by Laura Van Wormer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Van Wormer plots with consummate skill, but her talky style lacks flavor, her knowing asides lack wit. Still: a carefully crafted mystery with a likable heroine worth a place in the increasingly crowded Connecticut suburbs."
Bookbiz babe and sometime sleuth Sally Harrington (Expose, 1999, etc.) returns, with a cool new gig at a TV news program in Connecticut—and a hot new love. Read full book review >
TALK by Laura Van Wormer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"No surprises here, but Van Wormer (Just For the Summer, 1997, etc.) once again does deliver the goods—the usual thrills, chills, and dazzling wardrobes that fans look for in a lightweight late-summer read."
A padded, paint-by-numbers stalker tale that takes on the trendy subject of TV talk shows. Read full book review >
JUST FOR THE SUMMER by Laura Van Wormer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1997

"Like reading the juiciest People magazine possible, with a convoluted yet engrossing plot and a genuine flow of suspense. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
Van Wormer (Jury Duty, 1996, etc.), apparently an insider herself, has the glamorama Hamptons scene down to a T; the real- life celebrities and loosely veiled characters (a Barbara Streisandlike diva, a Donna Karanesque designer, etc.) that fill up the cast here make for a complicated romance/mystery as voyeuristic as it is fun. Read full book review >
JURY DUTY by Laura Van Wormer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A legal three-ring circus with brains and wit, populated with colorful New Yorkers of every stripe and class."
Van Wormer (Any Given Moment, 1995, etc.), who dedicates her fifth novel to ``the rest of the jury,'' not only served on a New York City murder trial but managed to get a good mystery-romance out of it. Read full book review >
ANY GIVEN MOMENT by Laura Van Wormer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A novel about warm agents who care and their loyal, altruistic authors: Shelve this as science fiction."
There's buoyant fun in Van Wormer's (Benedict Canyon, 1992, etc.) shrewd look at the publishing industry in which—after much splashing around—the little fish manages to swallow the big fish. Read full book review >
BENEDICT CANYON by Laura Van Wormer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"A confident commercial endeavor—wise about the TV and book publishing fields, funny and sexy by turns, with an extremely elastic sense of the human heart."
It's steady as she goes in this snappy, sappy novel by Van Wormer (West End, Riverside Drive), who now goes bicoastal and follows a much conflicted New York book editor as she tries to keep her job, untangle her love life, face the recurring nightmare of her mother's suicide, and wring an autobiography out of a difficult Hollywood star. Read full book review >