Search Results: "Annette Meyers"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ME NOW by Annette Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2001

"For the rest, Olivia is adorable, the '20s do roar with authenticity, and the plot bumbles in and out of potholes with Meyers's usual disregard for subtlety."
Madcap Greenwich Village poet Olivia Brown (Free Love, 1999), omnipresent cigarette in one hand and bottle of bootleg gin in the other, joins Vanity Fair editor Edmund (Bunny) Wilson and his date Daisy, aspiring novelist Dave Wolfe, gorgeous Paulo Ewing, and her tenant, superbrain private detective Harry Melville, for a house party at the Croton digs of Fordy and Kate Vaude, only to have their fun disrupted when the Vaude nanny, Adelle, is found hanging from a tree branch. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE STREET by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not to mention dumb plotting."
Headhunter Leslie Wetzon is having an awful week: she and her partner, Xenia Smith, have escalated their bickering; her cop- boyfriend is away; she has to move from her apartment; and a broker she's just placed in a new firm, Brian Middleton, didn't show up for his new job. Read full book review >

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THE GROANING BOARD by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 1997

In the seventh of this series (These Bones Were Made for Dancin', 1995, etc.), Wall Street headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon are still in business, and Leslie is still romantically, if tenuously, involved with NYPD Detective Silvestri. Read full book review >

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THE DEADLIEST OPTION by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1991

"Still, irreverent Wall Streeters will find it sassy and smart."
The third outing (The Big Killing, Tender Death) for Wall Street executive headhunters Xenia Smith (the savvy, sexy one) and Leslie Wetzon (the Gracie Allen type), who are now present at a dinner honoring the chairman of Lewisher Brothers when, mid-speech, he keels over dead. Read full book review >

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FREE LOVE by Annette Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"If she survives her ever-present cigarettes and gin, Olivia will surely return.(Author tour)"
Aspiring poet Olivia Brown is the new heroine from the creator of Wall Street headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon (The Groaning Board, etc.). Read full book review >

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THESE BONES WERE MADE FOR DANCIN' by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fun for the Broadway obsessed; little payback for the puzzle fanand overextended for either."
The author's hipper-than-thou heroine Leslie Wetzon (Murder: The Musical, 1993, etc.), still a Wall Street headhunter in partnership with frenetic Xenia Smith, and still involved with NYPD Detective Silvestri, faces a new challenge. Read full book review >

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MURDER by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Better-than-usual for the series."
Former Broadway dancer Leslie Wetzon, now a Wall Street executive headhunter, accompanies her best friend Carlos, a campy, gay choreographer, to a rehearsal of his new show—and discovers the dead body of Dilla, the much-disliked production assistant, draped over the balcony. Read full book review >

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ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A mostly engaging, enjoyable sequel."
Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) continues the adventures of three time-traveling children in this second installment of the Snipesville Chronicles.Read full book review >

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ELEANOR & ABEL by Annette Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Pleasant enough but curiously dull, with few surprises and little suspense. Best for those greatly devoted to love stories in the Bridges of Madison County vein."
Love among the geezers, rather staidly told but touching nonetheless, by Texas author Sanford (Crossing Shattuck Bridge, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >