Search Results: "Deryn Lake"


BOOK REVIEW

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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WOLF LAKE by John Verdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The case is a bit cluttered, Gurney's drawn-out ratiocinations slow the pace at the end, and Verdon's straightforward prose doesn't effectively evoke the tale's dark setting. Still, the notion of shared nightmares holds the reader start to finish."
Standard isolated-inn thriller with notes of horror and hints of the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE by Banana Yoshimoto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"At one point the narrator feels like she is 'inhabiting someone else's dream,' which is the sort of effect the reader might experience as well."
The simplicity of this elliptical novel's form and expression belies its emotional depth. Read full book review >

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SKELETON LAKE by Mike Doogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Doogan (Capitol Offense, 2007, etc.) gets maximum impact by interweaving his three related plotlines, each of which could have sustained its own novel. Writing with as much style and authority as ever, he's crafted a plot worthy of his prose."
A near-fatal shooting sends a veteran cop tumbling back to two turning points in his life. Read full book review >

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BLOOD LAKE by k.j.a. Wishnia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"Readers have no more hope of unraveling the puzzle than Ecuadorians have of buying today's rice at yesterday's prices."
God knows why New York private eye Filomena Buscarsela (Red House, 2001, etc.) thinks it's a good idea to take her prepubescent daughter Antonia to visit her family in Ecuador. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE by Daniel Villasenor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"A literary feast."
Enormously impressive first fiction from poet and blacksmith Villasenor, who traces the trajectory of a despondent philosopher from the nuthouse to a place he can finally call home. Read full book review >

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LAKE COUNTRY by Kathleen Stocking
Released: May 1, 1994

"Stocking's sharp descriptions of the natural world help ground these abstractions, and her enthusiasm for travel and for the lives of strangers enlivens a richly detailed narrative. (Illustrations by Mary Harney, not seen)"
In this sequel to Letters From Leelanau (not reviewed), Stocking sets out from her farmhouse on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula to explore her home state—``as good a microcosm'' as any, she asserts, for an examination of contemporary American culture. Read full book review >