Search Results: "Amanda Quick"


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AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY WOMAN by Amanda Quick
Released: April 23, 2013

"The second in the Victorian Ladies of Lantern Street series, though not the best of Quick's popular romantic mysteries (Crystal Gardens, 2012, etc.), still contains all the requisite elements: romance, sex, mystery and clever repartee."
A woman with psychic powers and a man who believes only what he can see make a formidable pair. Read full book review >

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MYSTIQUE by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1995

Another feathery period romance, set in medieval England, by the author of Mistress, (1994) and some 15 other period poufs (Quick is also Jayne Ann Krentz). Read full book review >

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MISTRESS by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1994

"Bestselling."
The author of several lighthearted romances sequined with one- word titles (Deception, 1993, etc.) again sets her fragile mystery and sportive verbal and physical foreplay in what seems to be the Regency era. Read full book review >

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'TIL DEATH DO US PART by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Quick's appealing new direction somehow balances Gothic intensity and lighthearted wit."
A Victorian matchmaker becomes the target of a macabre stalker and turns to a reclusive mystery writer for help—and when the danger escalates, so does their relationship. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER KNOWS by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2007

"Quick (Second Sight, 2006, etc.) does it again with a naughty-and-nice romp."
A bookish undercover reporter teams up with quirky gentleman to uncover the truth behind the suspicious drownings of several young ladies in late-Victorian-era London. Read full book review >

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SECOND SIGHT by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"Polished, proficient romantic suspense."
Quick (Lie by Moonlight, 2005, etc.) takes us to the waning days of Queen Victoria's reign, adding some clever feminist touches and a dollop of premarital sex. Read full book review >

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LIE BY MOONLIGHT by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

"For fans of Quick, certainly another pleaser as romance and murder and silk flounces abound. For the uninitiated, beware: the purple prose is only a few footsteps away from high camp."
Ambrose ravishes Concordia. And so goes another historical romance from the remarkably prolific Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz), author of equally numerous contemporary thrillers. Read full book review >

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AFFAIR by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Skillful, lively storytelling, with a heroine who'd be compelling in any era."

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DECEPTION by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1993

"Fans will welcome this perfect little popover of a romance into hardcover circulation. (First Printing of 60,000)"
``In romance the success of an individual author is not based on how well she writes by conventional standards, but on how compelling she can create her fantasy and on how readers...can step into it with her.'' Thus Amanda Quick, as Jayne Ann Krentz, in her introduction to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women (1992—not reviewed), an anthology concerning the romantic novel. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL GARDENS by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Delivers all that Quick fans swoon over."
A psychic spinster meets her match in a dark, equally gifted stranger, in Quick's Ladies of Lantern Street series launch. Read full book review >

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WICKED WIDOW by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2000

"Her legion of fans won't be disappointed."
Quick delivers another reliable Regency romantic-suspense story, her second in a series (I Thee Wed, 1999, etc.) about masters of the ancient philosophy and martial art of Vanza. Read full book review >