Search Results: "Dorothy Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLER IN CONTROL by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"Francis (Eden Palms Murder, 2008, etc.) has an insider's knowledge of Key West (Fast Buck Freddie's, Blue Heaven, etc.) that's a lot more impressive than her grasp of plotting and characterization. If you come for the scenery, don't expect to get hooked on the people or their activities."
An Iowa cop confronts a murderer in Key West. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, DOROTHY by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Oppressively sentimental, Wolitzer's story quickly feels as cramped as a Hamptons time-share on the Fourth of July. (Author tour)"
A weepy account of a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends, by the author of Friends for Life (1994), etc. Sara Swerdlow is not what you—d call a slacker, but she's definitely taken her own sweet time in finding herself. Read full book review >

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COLD-CASE KILLER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2007

"Often annoying Keely (Pier Pressure, 2005, etc.) blows hot and cold between independent woman and wimp-in-distress. The loving portrayal of the Florida Keys is more rewarding."
A Cuban-born reflexologist living the good life in the Conch Republic investigates a cold case. Read full book review >

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DAIQUIRI DOCK MURDER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2012

"The Florida Keys are as lovingly portrayed as ever (Killer in Control, 2011, etc.), but the sparse mystery lacks cohesion."
Black sheep hotelier Rafa Blue finds a friend dead in the water. Read full book review >

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EDEN PALMS MURDER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"Loving descriptions of Key West are the best part of this forgettable whodunit from Francis (Cold-Case Killer, 2007, etc.)."
An invitation to spend some time in Key West turns a singer/songwriter into an amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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CONCH SHELL MURDER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Even the hilarious solecisms ('she wouldn't hear from Tyler Parish unless she instigated another call') can't lighten YA author Francis's sodden first novel for putative adults."
Junior high-school teacher Katie Hassworth, traumatized when prepubescent Jon McCartel opened fire in the classroom—killing a classmate and wounding her before turning the gun on himself—has decided to try a less hazardous profession. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT FRANCIS by Brian Wildsmith
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But the gilt-edged, stained- glass beauty of the pages is oddly out of keeping with the saint who called himself il poverello; the warm, down-to-earth humanity of Lewin's paintings suits his story better. (Picture book. 6+)"
An estimable work with two formidable competitors: Tomie dePaola's Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi (1982) and Margaret Hodges's Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts (1991), illustrated by Ted Lewin. ``The Canticle of Brother Sun'' opens the book, and a recapitulation of the facts of Francis's life, with dates, closes it. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS BACON by Michael Peppiatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Peppiatt stalks and bags elusive prey: a better understanding of a disturbing body of work created by a man who lived inscrutably, in purposeful chaos. (illustrations, not seen)"
In his time, the late Francis Bacon was regarded both as England's ``most important living painter'' and as a ``cheap sensationalist.'' This excellent biography reveals a dramatic self- mythologizer who painted brilliantly enough to realize his self- cast, epic-tragic role. Read full book review >

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POPE FRANCIS by Paul Vallely
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Discovering a pope with a controversial past and a revolutionary style of leadership in the present, Vallely provides a highly worthwhile resource for Catholics and non-Catholics alike."
An exhaustive look at the newest pope. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS CRICK by Matt Ridley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"A well-written addition to the publisher's 'Eminent Lives' series."
Short biography of a giant in molecular biology. Read full book review >