Search Results: "Dorothy Shamah"


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SIERRA SUNRISE by Dorothy Shamah
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"An interesting but incongruous attempt to render a hiker's quest."
In this romance novel, an avid backpacker finds the true meaning of her existence, and overcomes her past, while taking on new experiences during her retirement. 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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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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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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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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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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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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A PALM FOR MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 1, 1973

"The following will be after this — in a single bound."
That alter ego of hearthside matrons takes care of espionage, murder and sinister Arabs holding countrymen as hostages (a coup back home) in a luxury convalescent hotel in Switzerland. Mrs. Pollifax's mission is to find a cache of plutonium, which she does of course, but her contact is murdered, and when she becomes curious about a frightened Arab boy, enemies tighten the net. Read full book review >

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FEARFULLY MADE by Dorothy Schrage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"A novel with all the elements of a fine story that doesn't allow itself the time and space to tell it."
A widow seeks to reconnect with her estranged, adopted son by confronting the past in this debut novel about family and regeneration. Read full book review >

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DOOMED TO DIE by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A quietly absorbing addition to a reliable series."
Another of Simpson's leisurely, well-crafted police procedurals featuring Inspector Luke Thanet and sidekick Mike Lineham, who are faced here with the murder of gifted artist Perdita Master, found dead on the kitchen floor of Vanessa Broxton's house, a plastic bag over her head. 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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MAN O’ WAR by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An almost too-meticulous record of Thoroughbred racing's greatest champion."
A slow-out-of-the-gate biography of Thoroughbred legend Man o' War (a relation of Seabiscuit) that eventually crosses the finish line with a flourish. Read full book review >