Search Results: "Betty Webb"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LLAMA OF DEATH by Betty Webb
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Webb's zoo-based series (The Koala of Death, 2010, etc.) is informative about the habits of the zoo denizens and often amusing, even when the murderer is as easy to spot as in this outing."
A Renaissance Faire provides both the setting and the weapon for a murder. Read full book review >

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THE KOALA OF DEATH by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Teddy's second case (The Anteater of Death, 2008) showcases an engaging array of quirky characters, human and animal."
The body of one zookeeper provides a workout for the brain of another. Read full book review >

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DESERT WIND by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A perfect example of the mystery-on-a-soapbox, in which the author's moral outrage is more compelling than the fiction designed to convey it. And Lena (Desert Lost, 2009, etc.), with her bad-choice romances and appalling childhood abuse, is hard to like."
You can never be too careful with murderers, however much you like them. Read full book review >

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THE ANTEATER OF DEATH by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Webb (Desert Cut, 2008, etc.) kicks off her new series with a bright heroine and an appealingly offbeat setting: a firm foundation later episodes can build on."
Could the anteater really have killed the California real-estate developer? Read full book review >

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DESERT WIVES by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An untidy whodunit wrapped around an impassioned denunciation of polygamy—an allegedly extinct lifestyle that, Webb's closing note argues, continues to flourish, sowing the seeds of many a real-life disaster."
Whenever a man is murdered, the most likely suspect is always his wife. Read full book review >

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DESERT CUT by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."
Revelations of a dark past blossom from the mutilated corpse of a beautiful girl-child laid to rest in a desert grave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUFFIN OF DEATH by Betty Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Plenty of animal lore and descriptions of Iceland's unearthly beauty and culture make up for a mystery that, although filled with red herrings, is not hard to solve."
A zookeeper is sent to Iceland to bring home new animals only to find herself involved in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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DESERT VENGEANCE  by Betty Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Webb, no stranger to hot-button issues (Desert Wind, 2012, etc.), takes on child molestation in a page-turner that presents both her flawed heroine and the reader with plenty of challenges to their moral codes."
An Arizona private detective who survived a childhood from hell becomes a suspect in the death of her abusers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT LOST by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Lena, with her nightmares and trust issues, seems as damaged as the women of Second Zion, but even readers who find her unsympathetic will be compelled and shocked by the grim depiction of polygamous life underpinning the mystery."
Private eye Lena Jones (Desert Cut, 2008, etc.) sets out to discover who killed an escapee from an Arizona polygamy compound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANKA TANKA SKUNK! by Steve Webb
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The amusing animal expressions, bright palette in summery shades, and hand-lettered text in bold black letters add to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tanka the elephant and Skunka the skunk are the stars of this humorous animal-identification story that uses rhythm and rhyme to establish the concept of rhythmic beats. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >