Books by Nancy Baker Jacobs

FLASH POINT by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An auspicious debut."
A new series heroine marks a welcome development for a veteran author whose recent work has ranged from exemplary (Double or Nothing, 2001) on down (Star Struck, p. 841). Read full book review >
STAR STRUCK by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Despite its brevity, the debut that Jacobs (Double or Nothing, 2001, etc.) has arranged for statuesque Quinn is so diffuse it's hard to imagine how she got her job as a Hollywood reporter."
It's hard to get a good interview out of material like Shane King, the baby mogul of Calistoga Pictures who doesn't seem to know his right hand from his left. Read full book review >
DOUBLE OR NOTHING by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The characters are no more complex than they need to be to keep the pot boiling, but Jacobs (Rocking the Cradle, not reviewed, etc.) has designed a series of interlocking schemes that provide modest, efficient thrills."
Squeezed between a wife whose considerable inherited wealth is exempt from California's community property laws and an importunate bookmaker who's pressing for his money, gallery owner Herb Carmody hatches an ingenious plan to kill his wife and establish an alibi by getting an unwitting near-double to impersonate her while he's off on a buying trip. Read full book review >
THE SILVER SCALPEL by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 1993

"Nicely handled spin on a hot issue."
Private-eye Devon McDonald, partner with new grandfather Sam Sherman in a St. Read full book review >
A SLASH OF SCARLET by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1992

"Cluttered, overplotted, mildly absorbing—without the punch or focus of Jacobs's first."
A second outing for p.i. Read full book review >
THE TURQUOISE TATTOO by Nancy Baker Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 1991

"Original plotting, competent writing and a heroine who's gutsy but no Superwoman make this one a welcome addition to the genre."
Jacobs introduces Minneapolis-based Devon MacDonald, ex- teacher who's lost husband and young son and now partners gruff, warm-hearted, obese Sam Sherman in his detective agency. Read full book review >