Books by Leslie Glass

FOR LOVE AND MONEY by Leslie Glass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"Glass gets off her share of zingers en route to clearing up Annie's problems, though fewer than in Over His Dead Body (2003). But the sustained note of sitcom hysteria has a flattening effect. By the end, the accusation of grand larceny seems no worse than the loss of a really good cook."
More love than money in Glass's latest venture into Susan Isaacs territory. Read full book review >
OVER HIS DEAD BODY by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"The results are eminently predictable but scabrously funny, although the wall-to-wall romantic resolutions (nearly every character mentioned by name ends up finding a mate) carry less conviction than Cassie's panicky sense of abandonment and her determination to get revenge."
Glass, best known for her April Woo mysteries (Tracking Time, 2000), uses the incapacitating, but not quite fatal, stroke of an unfaithful husband as the wellspring for a romantic comedy in basic black. Read full book review >
TRACKING TIME by Leslie Glass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"As for April—frequently inscrutable even to herself (Stealing Time, 1999, etc.)—she remains an appealing original."
"Chinese silences are full of meaning," thinks Detective Lieutenant Mike Sanchez. Read full book review >
STEALING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Plus there's April (Judging Time, 1998, etc.)'sometimes inscrutable, often bedeviled, always beguiling."
NYPD Detective Sergeant April Woo is up to her pretty neck in complications—not all of them generated by the high-profile kidnaping that has her brass in a tizzy—although those certainly matter. Read full book review >
JUDGING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"Next time she might actually be able to do some detective work of her own."
April Woo has made Sergeant and been transferred to Manhattan's Midtown North, but the more her caseload changes, the more it stays the same. Read full book review >
LOVING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Psychosis, neurosis, and the stress of trying to find a decent apartment—they all come in for the same emphatic treatment in Woo's third case (Hanging Time, 1995, etc.), still as interminable as a strict Freudian analysis."
New York's Psychiatric Centre ought to have a disclaimer on all its forms: WARNING: Association with This Facility is No Guarantee of Increased Sanity and May Shorten Your Life. Read full book review >
HANGING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Skip every other page and you won't miss a thing."
A particularly nasty case falls on Detective April Woo's plate just as she's cramming for the NYPD sergeant's exam: the strangling and hanging of an Upper West Side salesgirl as she was at the point of closing her store just a few steps away from April's precinct house. Read full book review >
BURNING TIME by Leslie Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Overscaled and overlong, but not otherwise remarkable."
Already tormented by his actress wife Emma Chapman's screen debut in an art porn fantasy, New York psychiatrist Jason Frank is frantic with worry over a series of rambling letters to Emma signed ``The One Who Saved You.'' But while he's planning a trip to San Diego to match the letter-writer with Emma's old high-school classmate Troland Grebs, Grebs, who likes to tattoo and burn his women, is already in New York waiting (a nice touch) for Frank to leave Emma alone and vulnerable. Read full book review >
TO DO NO HARM by Leslie Glass
Released: Nov. 24, 1992

"Think of Fay Weldon trying her hand at suspense novels—think of that and relax, dear."
A suburban family's perfect first pregnancy is shadowed by a desperate baby-broker, the serpent who invades the edenic world of Glass's civilized comedies (Getting Away with It, 1976; Modern Love, 1983) with weirdly entertaining results. Read full book review >