Search Results: "Christie Ridgway"


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TURN UP THE HEAT by Lori Foster
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Three romance novelists known for sizzling, emotional stories deliver an entertaining, diverting set of novellas hot enough to warm a cold winter night."
Three sizzling tales explore a "sex-only lovers" theme as a first step on the risky road to love. Read full book review >

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MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL by Christie Ridgway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Part passionate romance, part fulfilling family drama, overall a sexy, touching read."
After a one-night stand leaves Shay Walker feeling bruised and lonely, things turn even more problematic when she realizes her erstwhile lover is Jace Jennings, the physically and emotionally remote father of her teenage tutoring pupil. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"It's not especially distinguished, but bookish fantasy fans who make it a point to keep up with Doctor Who will like this one."
Literate time-travel exercise by English professor and debut novelist Ridgway. Read full book review >

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TOUCH THE BRIGHTEST STAR by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A delightful bedtime book that encourages both imaginative play and restorative rest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nocturnal companion to Matheson's Tap the Magic Tree (2013), this interactive picture book illuminates nighttime's wonders while shepherding readers toward sleep. Read full book review >

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THE PARTS by Keith Ridgway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2004

"Disreputable lives raised to the level of Literature."
If John Dos Passos were writing today, had been influenced by Irvine Welsh, and had set Manhattan Transfer in Dublin, this might have been the result. Read full book review >

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THE ICARUS SHOW by Sally Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An aspirational mix of Greek myth and painful truths for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"Coming soon!…A boy is going to fly! Do you believe it?…Will you be there???" Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S MIRROR by Agatha Christie
Released: June 22, 1937

"But Agatha Christie's name means turnover, so don't pass it over."
Long short stories — four of them:- Triangle at Rhodes, Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, and the title story. Read full book review >

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SPIES AMONG US by Agatha Christie
Released: July 22, 1968

"The latter is a work of involuted art and all three are a cliff-hanger-on's delight."
A tantalizing triptych by the master mystress reissued here: They Came to Baghdad introduces charming Victoria Jones who unwittingly prevaricates her way into a nest of would-be monarchs planning to rise like phoenixes on the ashes of a dead world; N or M? features a husband and wife team trying to ferret out a Nazi "Fifth Column" of British traitors during World War II. . . and finally Murder in Mesopotamia finds Hercules Poirot continuing an auspicious career by solving the murder of a woman who had been receiving threatened letters from a dead (?) husband. Read full book review >

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WHERE WOMEN ARE KINGS by Christie Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"A multilayered, sophisticated book that gets to the heart of what family is and what we will do to love them."
London-born Elijah is just 5 years old when he's taken from his Nigerian birth mother, Deborah, because of signs of abuse, but he still dreams of her when adopted by the British foster parents—one white, one of Nigerian origin—who are determined to heal his wounds and give him a new life. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 1985

"And if none of these puzzles offers the most dazzling Christie short-story craft or the most memorable Marple portraiture, all of them feature solid plotting, crisp narration, and regular dollops of English-village charm (starkly shaded by Miss M.'s no-nonsense view of human nature)."
Don't look for any unfamiliar gems or juicy rediscoveries in this gathering of 20 stories featuring Christie's #2 star, Miss Marple of St. Read full book review >

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IF I FALL, IF I DIE by Michael Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Dark, threatening, dislocating and altogether brilliant."
Do we really have nothing to fear but fear itself? Perhaps—but, as the characters in Canadian writer Christie's deftly written first novel instruct us, our worries, even though debilitating, may not be altogether groundless. Read full book review >

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Released: June 30, 1936

"Introductory letter from the famous detective to Mr. Dodd Should be good merchandise — a plus sale."
Omnibus volume containing The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder in the Calais Coach and Thirteen At Dinner. Read full book review >