Search Results: "Barbara Colley"


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DUSTED TO DEATH by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"An eighth straightforward puzzle in which likable amateur sleuth Charlotte does her level best to straighten up someone else's mess."
Housekeeper almost gets her clock cleaned when a movie company shoots in her client's Greek Revival home. Read full book review >

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WIPED OUT by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Even likable Charlotte's fans may well see the solution coming a long way off."
All the Lysol in the world can't hide the scent of murder in New Orleans's posh Garden District. Read full book review >

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WASH AND DIE by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Colley keeps her tale moving along smartly as no-nonsense Charlotte delivers a tidy treat."
No good deed goes unpunished when housecleaner Charlotte LaRue (Scrub-a-Dub Dead, 2007, etc.) lets her tenant's ex-wife stay in her New Orleans home after Katrina has passed through. Read full book review >

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SCRUB-A-DUB-DEAD by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A routine mystery enlivened by romantic interludes like this one: 'As far as kisses went, it was more of a friendly type of kiss as opposed to the passionate type.'"
To oblige a friend, New Orleans housecleaner Charlotte LaRue (Wiped Out, 2005, etc.) takes a temporary job at the Garden District's Jazzy Hotel, where the body count keeps rising. Read full book review >

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MAID FOR MURDER by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Adolescent romantic maunderings mar postmenopausal Charlotte's otherwise respectable debut."
The living's not so easy for 60-ish Charlotte LaRue, owner of Maid-for-a-Day cleaning service. Read full book review >

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DEATH TIDIES UP by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Detection definitely gets swept into a corner in Colley's overplotted follow-up to her debut, Maid for Murder (2002)."
Actually, death makes a big fat mess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >