Search Results: "Camilla T. Crespi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH THIN ICE by Camilla T. Crespi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Simona's hardcover debut is marked by competent low-grade sleuthing—and an unusually well-hidden killer."
Dragged to the hills of Connecticut for the wedding of her lover Stanley Greenhouse's friend Kesho Larson, Italian import Simona Griffo finds one rude awakening after another. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME by Camilla T. Crespi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"In this case the monumental treatment is premature."
The trouble with going home is that murder is the least of your problems. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB MURDER by Camilla T. Crespi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Crespi (The Trouble with a Hot Summer, 1997, etc.) describes the cooking prep so lovingly that you may start eating the pages. She's equally affectionate in her depiction of this amiable cozy's heroine, who'll be irresistible to women who've lost a husband to a skinnier upgrade or had to make a new start in midlife."
Romance and cuisine add piquancy to suburban murder. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH A BAD FIT by Camilla T. Crespi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"An appendix gives a brief history of the New York fashion industry and a lasagna recipe that'll make it harder to fit into any of those clothes. (Author tour)"
Looks like designer Roberta Riddle's comeback collection for Riddle Solutions has a bumpy road to travel before it reaches the spring/summer show in Bryant Park. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH A HOT SUMMER by Camilla T. Crespi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The answer will surprise most readers, even though Crespi's conscientious plotting never makes summer seem all that hot. (Author tour)"
When you suspect that your ex-wife's Valium-aided drowning last year was no accident, but the only evidence your three private eyes have dug up implicates you as the killer, who do you turn to in desperation? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE PRINCESS by Camilla Lackberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Not as well written as Larsson and Mankell's works, and rather formulaic. Still, good reading for the beach, if not the sauna."
A middling mystery by Swedish economist turned novelist Läckberg, a phenom in Europe but hitherto unpublished in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR FAMILY by Camilla Bittle
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"For others—a quiet chronicle from a vanished era couched in its mores and manners."
A gentle, quietly narrated family story, rife with recognitions of hometown life during the Depression and war years in a small Massachusetts rural community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD OF SUMMER by Camilla Way
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A confident, literary psychological thriller."
Seven years after the fact, the young survivor of a grisly massacre tells her harrowing story to a court-appointed psychiatrist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Tailor-made for budding zoologists as well as casual browsers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A slickly produced if arbitrarily ordered gallery of nocturnal wildlife, from leopards to the giant desert hairy scorpion, featuring dozens of close-up portraits and quick, easily graspable facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MOM by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A look at parenthood in the animal kingdom that will have readers poring over the photos. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers in the animal kingdom tend to their babies just as human mothers do. Read full book review >

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BUGS IN THE BACKYARD by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2016

"No substitute for getting down and dirty in the greenery but a good and visually memorable start. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A gallery that will bring young naturalists close—very close—to common creepy-crawlies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KITTEN BOOK by Camilla Jessel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, both are worthy purchases. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The growth of a litter of Burmese kittens, in an attractive photodocumentary. Read full book review >