Search Results: "Beverle Graves Myers"


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WHISPERS OF VIVALDI by Beverle Graves Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) has perhaps too painstakingly recreated 18th-century Venice; the plot is very slow to start rolling, even with the help of a gondola chase. The fully realized hero, however, makes up for flaws in pace and plausibility."
Operatic rivalry leads to death in Venice. Read full book review >

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HER DEADLY MISCHIEF by Beverle Graves Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The mystery is serviceable enough, but the real accomplishment of Myers (The Iron Tongue of Midnight, 2008, etc.) is her rendering of 18th-century Venice."
An interrupted aria at the Teatro San Marco, 1742. Read full book review >

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THE IRON TONGUE OF MIDNIGHT by Beverle Graves Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"An accomplished historical novel that's also a classic country-house murder mystery."
Murder stalks the guests at a villa outside Venice. Read full book review >

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PAINTED VEIL by Beverle Graves Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"The mystery is routine, but Myers (Unfinished Aria, not reviewed) powerfully evokes a long-ago world where beauty walks with treachery, and an intrepid hero who can't afford to lose his voice."
Murderous intrigue behind the scenes of an opera production in 1734 Venice. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Dobson (Death Without Tenure, 2010, etc.) and Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) collaborate to introduce a planned series on wartime New York. Even mystery mavens who spot the villain early on will savor the colorful characters and the evocation of Gotham in the 1940s: the Bund, America First, egg creams, Schrafft's, Horn & Hardart. More, please."
The days surrounding the Pearl Harbor attack find New York City gripped by hysteria. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1964

"Early hammock reading."
Everyone must have an eagle, said Gide, meaning everyone must attempt the best. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVES by Pamela Wechsler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Catnip for readers attached to Boston, believably strong women, legal intrigue, or any combination of the above."
The sophomore case for Abigail Endicott, Boston's chief homicide prosecutor, looks like just one piece of bad news after another. Read full book review >

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UNTIMELY GRAVES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Eccles's carefully spun plot flows as briskly as the Kyne at flood. Her characters, though not always likable, are never less than believable."
The rain-swollen River Kyne, overflowing its banks, sends a houseful of mud into Iris Osbourne's treasure-filled cottage and an unidentified body into the fields just beyond, spelling trouble for Lavenstock's Inspector Gil Mayo (A Sunset Touch, 2002, etc.) and his promotion-minded sergeant, Abigail Moon. Read full book review >

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW GRAVES by Kali Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Constantly entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl wakes up a year after her murder to discover new, supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Pendergast—an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand—lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists."
Preston and Child's (Cold Vengeance, 2011, etc.) thriller completes the Helen trilogy featuring the weird and unworldly Aloysius Pendergast, special agent for the FBI. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN GRAVES by Jack Fredrickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"The criminals are clever and the detective, after his initial benightedness, even more clever, making Fredrickson's sixth case one of his best."
A transparently phony case sends Dek Elstrom chasing phantoms down a long road just when he's most needed in the Windy City. Read full book review >