Search Results: "Dorothy Howell"


BOOK REVIEW

CLUTCHES AND CURSES by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Howell's voice almost comes off as a satire of herself (Purses and Poison, 2009, etc.)-a little more compassion would make this series a lot more fun."
For a vacuous valley girl, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Haley Randolph would never leave sunny California. Read full book review >

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TOTE BAGS AND TOE TAGS by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"The Valley Girl voice Howell affects for the series (Slay Bells and Satchels, 2011, etc.) is, as she might say, mad old school. A reboot of the basic formula seems urgently needed to increase the lolz."
A SoCal hottie can't stay out of trouble between trips to Starbucks. Read full book review >

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SWAG BAGS AND SWINDLERS by Dorothy Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A lightweight beach read for like-minded fashionistas convinced that since Howell's accidental detective has solved so many murders (Beach Bags and Burglaries, 2014, etc.), she can't be a dumb as she seems."
A fashion-obsessed California girl is involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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BEACH BAGS AND BURGLARIES by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2014

"In spite of some flippant fun, the disdain Howell feels for her leading lady is palpable, making Haley more of a burlesque of herself than a persuasive heroine."
Though she's on vacation, an otherwise airheaded California girl is determined to come to grips with the serious business behind a murder. Read full book review >

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PURSES AND POISON by Dorothy Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A treat for those with a passion for fashion. No doubt this sassy heroine's in for a long run."
Valley girl investigates murder, gets free Judith Leiber bag. 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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"As ever, Pound remains a spitfire conundrum."
Was the great poet a traitorous madman or an quixotic visionary? Read full book review >

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DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"In the end, it's just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it's a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a cyclone deposits a 21st-century Kansas teen in Oz, she and readers discover there've been some changes made. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"As self-empowerment romantic comedies go, this perfectly pleasant one hits all the predictable marks."
The ghost of the eponymous 20th-century wit visits a present-day movie reviewer who lacks Parker's backbone in this mix of comedy and tear-jerker from Meister (The Other Life, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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STARRING DOROTHY KANE by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"Like Hurricane Harry (1990), also about the Kanes, a disappointment from an accomplished picture book creator whose other venture into fiction was a perceptive YA novel, Kisses (1990). (Fiction. 6-10)"
Dorothy has all sorts of problems: middle of three, she has to share a bedroom with her younger brother; when her family moves to a big house, she loses her best friend; and when she transplants some pretty green things in her new backyard they turn out to be poison ivy. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Not even death can keep Dorothy Parker down in this sad and funny story."
The ghost of Dorothy Parker meddles with the lives of mortals in this sequel from Meister (Farewell, Dorothy Parker, 2013). Read full book review >