Search Results: "Dorothy Howell"


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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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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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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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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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Wild-born by Adrian Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid start to a new superhero saga."
In this first installment of a new YA urban-fantasy series, a boy discovers that with great telekinetic powers comes great danger from sinister organizations and others. Read full book review >

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THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY by Lis Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2008

"Well-realized characters can't make up for the overblown plot."
The murder of an unpopular history buff discloses dark secrets. Read full book review >

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20/20  BLINDSIGHT by Busser Howell
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"Brings much-needed focus and unprecedented access to an oft-ignored community."
An introduction to the experiences of the visually impaired as well as the misconceptions about blind and low-vision artists. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE TEENAGE UNDERGROUND by Simmone Howell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A befitting contribution to the teen-literature market. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Aussie Gem is a huge film fanatic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by Howell Woltz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"A stirring legal drama made more thrilling by sharp, journalistic prose."
The harrowing account of one man's persecution by a justice system indifferent to law and morality. Read full book review >