Search Results: "Dorothy Koomson"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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ANGELS OF THE SWAMP by Dorothy Whittaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 1991

"Not a deep tale, but pleasantly optimistic and vividly realized. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two runaways and an older teenager join forces to build new lives—in a sunny first novel set in Depression-era Florida. Read full book review >

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NO LAUGHING MATTER by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"The author is coasting in this one—its piddling contrivances, dull characters, and somnolent pace will win no new fans for the usually reliable Inspector, who, it is to be hoped, will be back on track for number 13."
Sturrenden's Inspector Luke Thanet's 12th case (Wake the Dead, etc.) has him investigating the death of vineyard owner Zak Randish, found in his office amid a welter of blood and broken glass. Read full book review >

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THE PHOTOGENIC SOPRANO by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: Sept. 26, 1968

"The story, a second-rate British import, wanders all over the place and so might your interest."
The soprano (photogenic is an unlikely wish fulfillment) is diva Toni Rossi, who with her various perfumes (Hermes, Patou, Ma Griffe, Sortilege) and jewels (rubies, emeralds and cinnamon diamonds) flounders through the Hebrides, searching for a lover—an explosives engineer—and escaping attempts against her life and others. . . . Read full book review >

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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A farcical fairy-tale, written in determinedly Wodehousian style, that overplays its wry tone, silly plot, and likable characters to the point of tedium."
The author's penchant for the absurd (How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams, 1995, etc.) reaches full flower in this off-the-wall take on English aristocracy. Read full book review >

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CHECKMATE by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: July 1, 1975

"After uncountable false stops and starts, murders and resurrections, surprise unmaskings and unlikely turns of plot, surely anything might have happened between one asterisk and the next archaism through these six volumes of padded silk embroidery—even an ending of convenience."
The final volume of Dorothy Dunnett's pan-European romance brings the prodigal wandering knight Francis Crawford of Lymond nearer home to motherland and mother Sybilla as he is reunited in Lyons with his wife-in-name-only Philippa. Read full book review >

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SHE SHOOTS TO CONQUER by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Another characteristically over-the-top escapade for Ellie (Goodbye Ms. Chips, 2008, etc.)."
Gothic romance meets reality TV. Read full book review >