Search Results: "Dolores Gordon-Smith"


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AFTER THE EXHIBITION by Dolores Gordon-Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"While not up to the gold standard set by the best of the classic mysteries, Gordon-Smith's eighth return to the past (Blood From a Stone, 2013, etc.) provides plenty of between-the-wars atmosphere and a surfeit of red herrings."
An amateur sleuth falls for a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE'S LETTER by Dolores Gordon-Smith
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"In a departure from her Jack Haldean mysteries (Trouble Brewing, 2012, etc.), Gordon-Smith presents an exciting spy thriller full of period charm."
A British doctor turned spy battles an unknown traitor. Read full book review >

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MAD ABOUT THE BOY? by Dolores Gordon-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"A classic postwar country-house mystery with a Christie-like denouement."
Murder winnows the guests at a country-house party. Read full book review >

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BLOOD FROM A STONE by Dolores Gordon-Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"Gordon-Smith, who specializes in classic British mysteries set between the wars (Trouble Brewing, 2012, etc.), poses a complex mystery designed to keep you and his clever sleuth guessing."
Ancient sapphires provide the motive for several murders. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE BREWING by Dolores Gordon-Smith
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A classic mystery in the style of Philip Macdonald's Anthony Gethryn stories; complex, insouciant and very British."
A clever sleuth's efforts to find a missing man involve him in murder. Read full book review >

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OFF THE RECORD by Dolores Gordon-Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Jack's sixth (A Hundred Thousand Dragons, 2010, etc.) surrounds the clever sleuth with loads of period detail from the Golden Age of British mysteries."
Jack Haldean, World War I pilot turned mystery writer and amateur sleuth, takes up a case involving big improvements to gramophones. Read full book review >

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DOLORES by Bruce Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, Brooks wows the reader with his finely honed craft, piercing dry wit, and clever turn of phrase. (Fiction. 10+)"
In this meticulously written short-story collection, Brooks chronicles the life of a singular young girl as she travels the rocky road from seven to sixteen. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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DOLORES CLAIBORNE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"5 million first printing); but Dolores is a brilliantly realized character, and her struggles will hook readers inexorably."
As Jessie Burlingame lies handcuffed to her bed in Gerald's Game (p. 487), she recalls how, on the clay 30 years ago that her dad molested her, she had a vision of a woman—a murderer?—at a well King explains that vision here: Dolores Claiborne is the woman, and her story of how she killed her husband, and the consequences, proves a seductively suspenseful, if quieter, complement to Jessie's shriek-lest of a tale. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >