Search Results: "Barbara Park"


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SUSPICION OF GUILT by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 1995

A high-stakes civil suit over the legitimacy of wealthy Palm Beach, Fla., widow Althea Tillett's will goes ballistic with the news that Althea's fall down her stairs was no accident. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION OF VENGEANCE by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Parker (Suspicion of Malice, 2000, etc.) pulls off the impossible: the story of an 11th-hour Death Row appeal that actually plods."
A double dip into violent deaths past isn't enough to power Miami lawyer Gail Connor's race to save a wrongly convicted killer swiftly heading toward execution.. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION OF DECEIT by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 1998

"Even Parker's fans might put this one down."
Messy, overplotted third volume in Parker's Suspicion series (Suspicion of Guilt, 1995, etc.) continues the travails of Miami lawyer Gail Connor. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION OF MADNESS by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2003

"As overstuffed as one of Joan Sinclair's ripest films, and just as loony: a remarkable exercise in instant camp."
Almost-married Miami lawyers Gail O'Connor and Anthony Quintana (Suspicion of Vengeance, 2001, etc.) battle the craziest family in the Florida Keys to a TKO. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION OF RAGE by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2005

"For all the characters, details, and theatrics, a rather inert installment."
In this latest in the Suspicion of . . . series, Parker (Suspicion of Madness, 2003, etc.) sends her protagonists to Cuba on a case that never quite kicks into gear. Read full book review >

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SKINNYBONES by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1982

"It's a neat enough outcome for this sort of easy walk."
This opens with sixth-grader Alex sending off a smart-alec entry to a Kitty Fritters commercial contest, but it soon settles into his problem as the smallest, poorest, most humiliated player in the local Little League—as he puts it, referring to his repeated winning of the "most improved player" award, "the only one to go from stinko to smelly six years in a row." Read full book review >

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THE GRADUATION OF JAKE MOON by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Nonetheless, Park has produced a perceptive book that should prove useful to children who must navigate similar waters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jake Moon's grandfather Skelly used to be the emotional fixer in Jake's household, the one who soothed his hurts and helped him through hard times. Read full book review >

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THE KID IN THE RED JACKET by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1987

"The story's voice usually sounds like that of a real 10-year-old; it might serve to remind a reader in the throes of change that things do get better."
A boy learns to adapt to his new environment in this realistic story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Rosie loses the election—but somehow, readers will want to cheer her on to further adventures. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The stars of Maxie, Rosie, and Earl: Partners in Grime (1990) return, as odd a trio as any in middle-grade fiction. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATIONS by Barbara Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 1996

"A painfully obvious snoozer. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild Selection; author tour)"
A high-profile rape case lands the prosecuting attorney in more trouble than the victim or the defendants ever dreamed of. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Nobody plots more generously than Parker (Blood Relations, 1996, etc.), but this time, with enough menace for a whole season of Miami Vice, the result is so unfocused that it's exhausting instead of dramatic. (First printing of 60,000; author tour)"
Parker's latest Miami lawyer-in-distress is Daniel Galindo, Esq., who gets mangled in a DEA undercover operation against his lovers and relatives. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION OF MALICE by Barbara Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sadly, the killer's revealed just as the lovers have resolved their differences. The last thirty pages might as well be blank."
Miami lawyer Gail Connor squares off against her ex-fiancé Anthony Quintana in the fifth volume of this interchangeably titled series (Suspicion of Betrayal, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >