Search Results: "Amanda Quick"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A passably entertaining whodunit with very few surprises."
Quick, who is Jayne Ann Krentz in thriller mode, moves her setting from Victorian London ('Til Death Do Us Part, 2016, etc.) to golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner."
A lady with a secret to hide and a gentleman reputed to be mad make a dandy investigative team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T LOOK BACK by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Delightful mix of mystery, sensuality, and the historical detail that makes Quick's Regencies such a pleasure."
Mesmerizing mystery in Regency-era London, featuring the lovers and private investigators of Slightly Shady (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISCHIEF by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"More of the saleable same."
In sales and popularity, Quick's (vaguely) Regency-period romance formula continues to wear exceedingly well after its 11 other manifestations, all with eye-wink titles (Mystique, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick
ROMANCE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Sexy romance and intriguing mystery combine for a wholly satisfying and entertaining read."
When Victorian world traveler Amity Doncaster meets an injured Benedict Stanbridge in a dark alley on a small Caribbean island, she saves his life and falls in love with him, leading them both into peril. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAID COMPANION by Amanda Quick
Released: May 3, 2004

"Sexy, charming, intelligent fun: a delectable romp from the deft pen of Ms. Quick (who also writes clunky contemporary thrillers as Jayne Ann Krentz—go figure)."
It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATE FOR THE WEDDING by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Not quite as sparkling as the first two in the series, but carefully crafted and still a pleasure."
Tobias and Lavinia (Don't Look Back, 2002, etc.) take on the Memento-Mori Man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIGHTLY SHADY by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2001

"Nobody does it better."
Another winner from Quick (Wicked Widow, 2000, etc.), this one a Regency mystery. Read full book review >