Search Results: "Beth Groundwater"


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FATAL DESCENT by Beth Groundwater
Released: June 8, 2013

"Figuring out which river is in which state is just the beginning of readers' frustration, as Groundwater squanders her opportunities for complex interactions among interesting characters, focusing instead on how her heroine's virtue shines imperishably through."
A late-season rafting trip spells trouble for a river ranger doubling as an adventure tour guide. Read full book review >

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A REAL BASKET CASE by Beth Groundwater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"A tense, exciting debut."
Drugs and jealousy add up to a Rocky Mountain murder. Read full book review >

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A BASKET OF TROUBLE by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"The latest starring Claire (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2012, etc.) packs in more action than a typical cozy, though readers annoyed with the heroine's occasional know-it-all tone might enjoy seeing her in a bit of peril."
A sister steps in to help when her brother's horse-riding business is the scene of an accidental death—or murder. Read full book review >

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TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Groundwater's second leaves the bunny slope behind, offering some genuine black-diamond thrills."
A family's ski vacation turns deadly when they find out their social connections are a little more connected than they thought. Read full book review >

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WICKED EDDIES by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Once again, Groundwater, mixing mystery with outdoor adventure, comes up with an excursion that will please most comers."
A fishing tournament brings murder to the Arkansas River and distress to a novice river ranger. Read full book review >

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DEADLY CURRENTS by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Groundwater (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2009, etc.) kicks off a new series that combines outdoor action with more than a modicum of old-fashioned detection."
A rafting trip down the Arkansas River gives a young Colorado river ranger a lesson in murder. Read full book review >

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PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

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The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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47 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT by Lexi Petronis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nothing new here, but nothing that isn't both feasible and necessary, either. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Boosterish advice for teens and preteens looking for ways to board the eco-wagon and bring along some friends. Read full book review >

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ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

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MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS by Beth McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sassy, new spy series with a spunky heroine, multitalented sidekicks, and tense, rapid-fire adventure. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Unexpectedly enrolled in a prestigious boarding school, 12-year-old Abigail suddenly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mission for a secret spy ring. Read full book review >