Search Results: "Dorothy Koomson"


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MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL by Dorothy  Koomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2008

"The scenes often read like something from a screenplay, and it's easy to picture this story as a film."
British author Koomson's U.S. debut, a U.K. bestseller, about a woman who reluctantly adopts her one-time best friend's child. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CREAM GIRLS by Dorothy  Koomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Although the plot does not weather close scrutiny, this is an unsettling, insomnia-inducing read."
Two women, tried as teens for the murder of their teacher, confront their past and each other. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN HE LOVED BEFORE by Dorothy  Koomson
Released: May 14, 2013

"A tear-jerker."
A mystery and a love story told from the alternating perspectives of Libby, her husband, Jack, and Jack's first, now-deceased wife, Eve, after Libby discovers Eve's hidden diaries. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 1986

"A knotty confusion of names, places and schemes, but overall an engrossing, often witty portrayal of the early throes of commerce, fleshed out with satisfying characters and complex alliances."
A bumbling lummox turned business superstar in 15th-century Europe is the hero of the first volume of a promised historical series, by the author of several mysteries and the Francis of Lymond novels. Read full book review >

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NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. Read full book review >

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JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1933

"May get a good break and go over well."
A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE WOLVES by Dorothy Hearst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An interminable eco/fantasy/anthropomorphic/historical stew with more political debate than Capitol Hill. Perhaps young adult readers will enjoy the wolfish empathy."
Big wolves fight small wolves over the human threat to the natural world in an aficionados-only second serving of The Wolf Chronicles series. Read full book review >

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ONCE TOO OFTEN by Dorothy Simpson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"In his 14th (A Day for Dying, 1996, etc.), Thanet, as usual, deftly unpeels the layers of unhappy deception shrouding the victim, though the result this time is a surprisingly long-winded anticlimax."
Filled with misgivings about his daughter's upcoming wedding to a much wealthier (but less obviously committed) fiancÇ, Inspector Luke Thanet can only pray that Bridget's marriage doesn't turn out like Jessica Dander's. Read full book review >

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TO LIE WITH LIONS by Dorothy Dunnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1996

"That isn't enough, though, to much tarnish the best modern series of historical fiction."
It is some measure of Dunnett's prodigious energy that the sixth volume in her ongoing series about the adventures of Nicholas de Fleury, a charismatic Renaissance-era rogue/merchant prince (The Unicorn Hunt, 1994, etc.) begins with a seven-page list of series characters. Read full book review >

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DOLLY AND THE NANNY BIRD by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: Aug. 30, 1982

"Nick-of-time rescues, frou-frou dialogue, an antic-frantic pace—but those with a taste for tart, ultra-rich froth will find this entirely yummy; and even less giddy sorts will fall for the sailing suspense and the mouth-watering Yugoslavian scenery."
Don't be confused when the publisher tells you that this is the latest in the Dolly and the. . . series; in the US, Dunnett's previous adventures for spy/painter Johnson Johnson (and yacht Dolly) have been published under such titles as The Photogenic Soprano and Murder in Focus. Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 1939

"Not So Deep As A Well."
A sure money-in-pocket publication, for it includes all of the stories from Laments for the Living and After Such Pleasures as well as "Mrs. Hofstadter of Josephine Street", "Soldiers of the Republic", "Clothe the Naked" and two as yet unnamed. Read full book review >