Search Results: "Deryn Lake"


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DEATH AT THE BOSTON TEA PARTY by Deryn Lake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"The 16th entry in Lake's series (Death on the Rocks, 2014, etc.) is slow to fulfill the promise of its title. But period detail and quirky characters help make up for the leisurely pace."
A voyage to the New World is anything but smooth sailing for an 18th-century sleuth. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE ROCKS by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Newcomers and devoted fans of Lake's hero (Death at the Wedding Feast, 2011, etc.), based on a real 18th-century apothecary, will delight in the period detail, excellent mystery and well-drawn characters."
How could you prove someone an impostor before fingerprints and DNA tests? Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE WEDDING FEAST by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The latest in Lake's long-running series (Death and the Black Pyramid, 2009, etc.) continues to mix period detail and a sound mystery with a hint of romance."
When a bridegroom and several guests are murdered in front of him, an intrepid sleuth goes into action. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON CUE by Deryn Lake
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Nick's second case is a classic English village mystery with flashes of humor, pleasing characters and enough suspects to keep you guessing."
A quiet Sussex village plays host to the rich and semifamous. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE BLACK PYRAMID by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Rich in period detail and colorful characters, with a neat puzzle, moments of sweetness and a satisfying conclusion, this adventure will please series fans and newcomers alike."
Apothecary John Rawlings crisscrosses Georgian England by stagecoach to uncover the identity of both a murderer and a victim in this latest installment in the long-running series (Death in Hellfire, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Although she overamps some reveals and shortchanges others, Lippman as always treads the fine line between certainty and amazement."
Lippman (Hush Hush, 2015, etc.) takes familiar themes to a new locale as she traces a family's journey from raucous Baltimore to the meticulously planned community of Columbia, Maryland. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTMENT LAKE by Margi Preus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"Francie may not be a real detective, but she is so confident that there's never really any doubt of her eventual success, making her good company but perhaps not riveting reading for hard-core mystery fans. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Preus, author of the Newbery Honor-winning Heart of a Samurai (2010), is known for her engrossing historical fiction. Now she changes pace and offers a mystery set in the present.Read full book review >

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PYRAMID LAKE by Paul Draker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"A familiar sci-fi tale but one that Draker paints in his own profound and original colors."
A sci-fi thriller in which a scientist struggles to protect his supercomputer while people at a Nevada facility are being killed. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Contemporary crime noir at its best, mined from the dark pit of the human psyche."
Thriller author Cleave (The Laughter House, 2012, etc.) opens the door on the haunted history of his disgraced detective Theo Tate. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A well-executed journey into the macabre that should give anyone pause before walking through a desolate area at night."
In McCandless' debut horror novel, a ragtag crew sets out after a killer leaving a gruesome trail through the East Texas wilderness. Read full book review >

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ICE LAKE by John Farrow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2001

"As in his thriller debut, the pseudonymous Farrow (a 'Canadian writer of literary fiction') proves he can make interesting scenes. It's the meandering in between that gets him in trouble."
Montreal supercop Émile Cinq-Mars (City of Ice , 1999) returns, scores, and once again hangs about too long. Read full book review >