Search Results: "D. G. Hart"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"Recommended for those interested in the intersection of faith and politics."
A critique of the claim that American evangelicals are "conservative." Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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NO EASY ANSWERS by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: Sept. 11, 1970

"The crime itself is moderately gripping, the inter-officer relations considerably more so; but the larger scenario (including the death of Bart's proper-military brother in Vietnam) is so overdrawn that the questions are too easy."
That it's set on an Army base gives this a slight edge over other routeen confrontations-cum-mystery; but that it defines life as trickier than what's allowed by either Bart's anti-fascist pigheadedness or tire government's red-menace fear renders the whole story hyper-hortatory. Read full book review >

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DEATH COMES SILENTLY by Carolyn G. Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"The series hallmarks are all here—the Christie-like clues, the multiple motives, the never-ending gossip, the mystery fiction allusions, the cats Agatha and Dorothy L—but where's the verve, the wicked surprise? Barely mid-level in this venerable series (Dead by Midnight, 2001, etc.)."
Did you hear the one about the mystery-bookstore owner menaced by an ax murderer? Read full book review >

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DEADLY VALENTINE by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"Finally, it's Laurel, free on bail, who engineers the long-in-coming denouement in a story irritatingly peppered with references to authors and characters in the mystery genre, including cats named Agatha and Dorothy L. A tedious tangle that owes more to Jacqueline Susann than to Christie or Sayers."
Sixth in a series featuring Annie Laurence (Something Wicked, etc.), owner of a bookstore devoted to mystery fiction and married to handsome Max Darling, who runs something called Confidential Commissions. Read full book review >

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RENDEZVOUS IN VERACRUZ by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: March 25, 1970

"Miss Hart writes at about—perhaps just above—the level of Amelia Walden; and if she's not one to avoid a cliche if it presents itself, you'll find the story has full value and goes down as smoothly as tequila with that pinch of salt."
All about Tommy and Natalie Mallory, an American couple who have traveled from Morocco to Mexico (but why?) and Maura and Lin Prescott, two students there. Read full book review >

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DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES! by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: March 1, 1972

"Kathryn and Martin are blown up by her own dynamite in the end — providing a rough sort of justice for everyone except the perpetrator of this shoddy exploitation of recent events."
Kenneth Larsen, mild-mannered university president, is faced with a violent confrontation when SDS provocateur Martin Henley organizes an anti-ROTC riot and Dean Gorman's all too human "mistake" (he orders police to attack the students) causes naive young people like Jake Stuart (fall term editor of the campus Gazette) to call for a strike. Read full book review >

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SET SAIL FOR MURDER by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: April 1, 2007

Henrie O's fans will find her long-anticipated return worth the wait. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
by Julie Danielson

I read a moderately-sized stack of brand-new, holiday-themed children’s books this week but want to write today about one that stood out. If, like me, you want something different this year, look no further than Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, written by Nora Surojegin and illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin. If you don’t recognize the names of the author ...


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MURPHY, GOLD RUSH DOG  by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An adventure-filled tale set within a fascinating period of history. (historical note, bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Historical fiction for dog lovers. Read full book review >