Search Results: "Elizabeth J. Duncan"


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ILL MET BY MURDER by Elizabeth J. Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Duncan's second Catskills mystery (Untimely Death, 2015, etc.) is a delightful cozy with plenty of interesting characters and a touch of midlife romance."
A Shakespeare play, a pre-wedding party, and a murder are all in a day's work for a clever costume mistress in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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SLATED FOR DEATH by Elizabeth J. Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"But the tutorial on slate mining and plenty of local color make for an entertaining entry in this long-running series."
A murder in a Welsh slate mine challenges an amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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UNTIMELY DEATH by Elizabeth J. Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"In a departure from Wales and her Penny Brannigan series (Slated For Death, 2015, etc.), Duncan introduces a charming new sleuth and plenty of quirky characters sure to appeal to her base and to cozy fans in general."
A costume mistress helps solve a dastardly murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Duncan's latest English cozy continues to flesh out her recurring characters while providing more sound mystery-mongering."
Murder threatens to spoil the Christmas celebrations in a quiet Welsh town. Read full book review >

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A BRUSH WITH DEATH by Elizabeth J. Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Duncan's second is every bit as delightful as her debut (The Cold Light of Mourning, 2009)—a smoothly written classic English mystery right up there with the best."
Canadian transplant Penny Brannigan, long settled in a Welsh village, inherits a cottage and the mystery that comes with it. Read full book review >

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THE COLD LIGHT OF MOURNING by Elizabeth J.  Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Duncan's debut is a gentle delight sure to please fans of the classic English mystery."
A manicurist works to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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MURDER IS FOR KEEPS by Elizabeth J. Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Duncan's character-driven series delivers again. While the story telegraphs the killer's identity pretty clearly, the information on the real-life Welsh estate and gardens makes up for the simple mystery."
Fascination with a ruined faux castle involves an artist in a case of murder in North Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Although its mystery isn't the best among Duncan's Welsh cozies (A Killer's Christmas in Wales, 2011, etc.), this latest entry provides flashes of local color and the usual likable characters."
A mercantile rivalry turns murderous for Canadian expat Penny Brannigan. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE HOUR by Elizabeth J. Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Whatever else you can say about appealing Penny, she doesn't let romance distract her from her search for a killer. Information about appraisals and local color enhance the story's charm but fail to make it very mysterious."
Murder is an unintended consequence when Antiques Cymru comes to a Welsh town.Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >