Search Results: "Dolores Gordon-Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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DEATH SENTENCE by Alexander Gordon Smith
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"One thing's for sure: There's still plenty of action still to come out of Furnace. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Alex Sawyer has just received his third strike, attempting to escape from the underground penitentiary known as Furnace (Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2, 2010), and is about to learn the secret origins of the prison staff. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"While the revelations and ending are not surprising, the author knows what keeps his readers locked to the page and delivers it soundly. (Thriller. YA)"
After being swept away in an underground river moments after escaping from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex is quickly recaptured by the cruel blacksuit guards and placed in an isolation cell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLFIGHTERS by Alexander Gordon Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Nevertheless, this brings the same fear, fire, and comic relief as its predecessor, and readers will be happy enough with this sequel to the first Faustian tale to look forward to the next one. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The Hellraisers have been betrayed, and all hell is threatening to break loose, quite literally. Read full book review >

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WHAT KIND OF BABY-SITTER IS THIS? by Dolores Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Kevin is adamantly opposed to the being left with a baby- sitter while Mom's at school, but comfortable, white-haired Mrs. Lovey Pritchard turns out to be different: pinching his cheek and calling him ``sugar dumpling'' may not be an auspicious beginning, but she doesn't paint her toenails and eat ``the good stuff in the refrigerator,'' like her predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE FOREST IN THE HALLWAY by Gordon Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"Despite a lackluster conclusion, this debut charms. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A teen follows her missing parents into a fantasy world chock-full of literary allusions. Read full book review >

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THE FURY by Alexander Gordon Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Better consigned to the void than the shelf. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
A devourer from beyond threatens all teens hold dear. Read full book review >