Search Results: "Dorothy Garlock"


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A PLACE CALLED RAINWATER by Dorothy Garlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Old-fashioned mellerdrama with nonstop action, true lovers, and sneering villains—all in this third hardcover from veteran romancer Garlock (The Edge of Town, not reviewed)."
Roustabouts and romantics in the Tulsa oilfields. Read full book review >

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ON TALL PINE LAKE by Dorothy Garlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2007

"Tame romantic adventure with some laughable gangster dialogue and clichés galore, from the prolific Garlock."
Young woman managing a remote fishing camp encounters romance and danger after receiving a mysterious package from her estranged half brother. Read full book review >

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TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >

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UNDER A TEXAS SKY by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Tepid and disappointing."
Anna Finnegan is plucked from Depression-era obscurity to star in a famous producer's epic film. Read full book review >

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TAR AND FEATHERS by Dorothy Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2004

"A sorry pastiche of formless grotesques dressed up as a novel."
Stuff and Nonsense is more like it: Irish author Nelson's US debut is a rambling mess, portraying the squalid domestic life of an exhibitionist and his unfortunate family. Read full book review >

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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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DEAD AND GONE by Dorothy Simpson
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Straightforward and absorbing, deftly written and adroitly plotted: another quiet winner for Simpson."
Another of the author's literate explorations of life and death in the town of Sturrenden and environs, where Inspector Luke Thanet and his faithful Sergeant Lineham bear the brunt of infrequent murder investigations (Once Too Often, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLIND DELUSION by Dorothy Phaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An inspired, satisfying indulgence for both mystery and romance novel fans."
Love, crime and intrigue converge in Phaire's latest perky, page-turning "romantic mystery." Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX AND THE SECOND THIEF by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 1993

"Pollifax fans may love it, but Gilman's best work lies outside this series."
Grandmother, garden-clubber, karate expert, and part-time CIA agent Emily Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish, 1990, etc.) is sent by boss Carstairs first to a funeral in Virginia, then to Sicily. Read full book review >

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WAKE THE DEAD by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Wordy but solidly reasoned plotting and mildly interesting characters provide another in Simpson's leisurely, literate series in the British Traditional mode."
Inspector Thanet and sturdy aide Sergeant Lineham are faced once more with a stubbornly resistant puzzle (Doomed to Die, 1991, etc.)—this time when elderly, autocratic Isobel Fairleigh is found smothered to death in her sickbed while the annual charity fàte surges busily outside, on the grounds of Thaxden Hall. Read full book review >