Search Results: "Edna Buchanan"


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GARDEN OF EVIL by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Alas, both the case Britt follows and the one she drops end not with a bang but a whimper."
"HEADLESS DRIVER CRASHES AFTER WILD MILE RIDE," shrieks the Miami News headline introducing Britt Montero's latest story. Read full book review >

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MARGIN OF ERROR by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"But Britt (Act of Betrayal, 1996, etc.) stays on her supercharged caseload long enough to winnow the sheep from the goats, pluck a surprising killer from the cast, and even come to warmly convincing terms with her Hollywood hunk."
There's a new man in Britt Montero's life—handsome, sexy, glamorous, endlessly attentive Lance Westfell. Read full book review >

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CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 1992

"Formulaic, but Montero's a charmer and her story seethes with the street-life that her creator knows so well: first-rate entertainment."
A fictional version of Miami Herald crime-reporter Buchanan's memoirs (Never Let Them See You Cry; The Corpse Had a Familiar Face)—i.e., a tale (reporter investigates suspicious death) surging with sentiment and crackling action, and far more appealing than the author's debut novel, Nobody Lives Forever (1990). Read full book review >

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A DARK AND LONELY PLACE by Edna Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"The nonstop action and romance go a long way toward offsetting the frequent shapelessness of both stories—especially the tale of the real-life outlaws, which all too often reads like an extended summary of old newspaper articles."
As if reconstructing the real-life, century-old tale of Florida's most notorious outlaw couple weren't enough, Buchanan (Legally Dead, 2008, etc.) dovetails it with a parallel modern-day story in this ambitious, inventive saga. Read full book review >

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SUITABLE FOR FRAMING by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"But the first half of this story, with its reeking background, is a scorcher: Even on deadline, Buchanan couldn't write a boring page. (Literary Guild featured alternate selection)"
Miami never lets up—certainly not for crime reporter Britt Montero (Miami, It's Murder, 1994, etc.), who gets no more home- cooked meals or eight-hour sleeps than any of the cops on her beat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Distinctly middle-drawer files—but still a generous bonanza for crime buffs, presented by one of the sharpest writers in the field."
Slightly blurred carbon copy of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, Buchanan's riveting 1987 report on crimes she'd covered during her nearly 20 years as a Pulitzer-winning reporter for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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PULSE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Buchanan rides her irresistible premise hell-for-leather all the way to the fairy-tale ending. (Author tour)"
A transplant patient finds that he's bought into a lot more than another man's heart, in this greased-lightning thriller from the Pulitzer-winning crime reporter best known for her Britt Montero mysteries (Margin of Error, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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MIAMI, IT'S MURDER by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1994

Not just murder, but rape, too, as Cuban-American Miami Daily News staffer Britt Montero (Nobody Lives Forever, 1990; Contents Under Pressure, 1992), on the trail of the Downtown Rapist who's attacked half a dozen women in public restrooms, provokes him into sending her illiterate threatening letters and a cow's severed tongue (a Santer°a curse, according to her Aunt Odalys) before her inevitable trip to the ladies' room. Read full book review >

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LEGALLY DEAD by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"The creator of Britt Montero (Love Kills, 2007, etc.) keeps the pages fluttering, even though suspense doesn't begin to build until late in the game."
A disillusioned U.S. Marshal leaves the Witness Protection Program to freelance. Read full book review >

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LOVE KILLS by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2007

"Final score: Britt 1, Cold Case Squad 0."
Crime reporter Britt Montero is back on the beat, this time along with the Cold Case Squad (Shadows, 2005, etc.), in an adventure that will carry her further from the Miami sunshine than she can imagine. Read full book review >

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COLD CASE SQUAD by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"As a late-arriving FBI agent exults: 'Only in Miami could a pregnant Miccosukee Indian cave in the skull of a Cuban exile who has snatched a native of Croatia. By God, I love this place!' Readers will too."
A suspicious 12-year-old blaze is the main course in Buchanan's banquet of homicide served cold. Read full book review >

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THE ICE MAIDEN by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A powerhouse plot fueled by keen sensitivity to the devastation unsolved crimes can wreak: a standout in this irresistible series."
An incorrigible burglar who got a hotter welcome than he could have imagined kicks off Britt Montero's eighth case. Read full book review >