Search Results: "Charlene Mires"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2013

"Although little was at stake and everyone knows the outcome, Mires works hard and mostly successfully to hold her readers' interest in the energetic, often-quaint public-relation antics of the 1940s."
Mires (History/Rutgers Univ., Camden; Independence Hall in American Memory, 2002) delivers an amusing account of the intense, if not world-shaking competition for the U.N. headquarters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A frank, in-depth account of one woman's struggles in a controlling organization."
An author recounts her experiences with the religious group The Way International in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE CROWS by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Overall: fairly standard stuff."
Former San Francisco cop Susan Wren, now a widow and the police chief in tiny, insular Hampstead, Kansas, discovers that Lynnelle—the poor waif found dead in the woods—thought local college math professor Carena Egersund was the birth-mother who relinquished her years before. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WIDOW by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1992

"A writer to watch."
This year's winner of ``St. Read full book review >

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HIGH by Charlene Quiram
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An action-filled, often charming teen novel with a paranormal twist."
A teenage girl experiences exhilarating and troubling visions. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PRACTICE by Charlene Weir
Released: Nov. 16, 1995

"Weir's literary style has its graceless moments, but she keeps the tension level high, the heroine likable, and the puzzle's solution both ingenious and believable: the best of this author's outings so far."
Third in a series featuring widowed, still-grieving police chief Susan Wren of tiny Hampstead, Kansas, whose husband had held the job before her (Consider the Crows, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the ``Issues in Focus'' series, Billings describes the origins and uses of pesticides; problems resulting from their residues; national and international regulatory agencies; and suggestions for a safer future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA by Charlene D'Avanzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Combining niche material about Maine life and oceanography, D'Avanzo's debut may have trouble finding an audience."
An oceanographer fears she was the target of an accident at sea that kills one of her colleagues. Are climate change doubters at work? Read full book review >

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EDGE OF MIDNIGHT by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"Chief Wren takes a back seat in this tense, believable tale of compulsion and mania."
A battered wife seeks shelter in Kansas only to be stalked by two men, one of them a deranged killer. Read full book review >

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A COLD CHRISTMAS by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"Weir continues to entertain with her crisp, easygoing style, some intriguing characters, and a complex scenario that still holds up to close inspection."
A new chapter in the life of Police Chief Susan Wren, a young widow living and working in the small town of Hampstead, Kansas (Murder Take Two, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Elephants In The Room by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2016

"Remembrances of a long life in an uneven but mostly satisfying collection."
Wexler (Milk and Oranges, 2015, etc.) mixes humor, nostalgia, and reflection in her second collection of essays and short fiction.Read full book review >