Search Results: "Amanda Cross"


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THE EDGE OF DOOM by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The crown of Cross's career, a search for Kate's roots unfolding almost entirely in carefully wrought dialogue that perfectly mingles detective work, literary criticism, and the tale of the heroine's birthright."
English professor Kate Fansler (Honest Doubt, 2000, etc.) has always treasured her differences from the stuffy investment bankers she has for older brothers, but it never occurred to her that there might be a special reason for those differences. Read full book review >

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AN IMPERFECT SPY by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The mystery element, never the strongest feature of Cross's civilized Kate Fansler stories (The Players Come Again, 1990, etc.), has been ebbing away for years. Read full book review >

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A TRAP FOR FOOLS by Amanda Cross
Released: April 10, 1989

This ninth outing for Prof. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Mild, graceful, and literate to a fault. (Mystery Guild alternate selection)"
Cross's brief Introduction explains why this collection- -perhaps the shortest volume ever published under its title—is itself so brief: Although Prof. Read full book review >

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HONEST DOUBT by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2000

"With insight and wit as wide as her waistline, Woody would be a worthy protagonist, if Kate could just scoot over and leave her some room."
The latest case for Kate Fansler (The Puzzled Heart, 1997, etc.) has a big fat surprise: Estelle "Woody" Woodhaven, a real live licensed p.i., is the narrator, with Fansler shunted to the role of mentor. Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLED HEART by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Hold on to your hats: Kate Fansler's husband, law prof Reed Amhearst, has been kidnapped. Read full book review >

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SIDESHOW JOB
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the Dealers
Bonus Factors: Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, Diversity
Relationship Status: Lurking in the Shadows

 

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt

Aside from the literal “under her skirt” commentary this cover ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross
Released: April 10, 2012

"Clever fun. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >