Search Results: "Elle Strauss"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLE by Emma Mars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An explicit, erotic, entrancing detective story for the seriously committed lover of erotica."
The erotic education of former escort Elle Lorand continues, plunging her into a world of sensual delights. But she soon finds herself on a quest not only to solve the mystery of her ex-fiance's birth, but also to save her partner from jail. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Readers who 'trip' back in time with Casey will wish they could stay longer in her strangely relatable place."
In Strauss' debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues, mean girls at school, an impossible crush—and spontaneous time travel. Read full book review >

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RICHARD STRAUSS by Matthew Boyden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1999

"Judicious, well-balanced, and thoughtfully argued, though its readability would be enhanced by a little more passion either for or against the unpleasant Herr Strauss. (illustrations, not seen)"
An unflattering portrait of Germany's most popular modern classical composer, mitigated by hearty appreciation for his musical genius. Read full book review >

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EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

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NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"Tense and engaging—well worth the effort of suspending one's disbelief. (Mystery. 12-18)"
In a suspenseful high school whodunit, AP chemistry student Nearly "Leigh" Boswell investigates a series of murders for which someone is trying to frame her. Read full book review >

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BONES OF THE DEAD by Elle Newmark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"Intelligence is the daily special on Newmark's menu, served with facility and skill."
A street orphan finds himself in the kitchen of an enlightened chef as a storm of political intrigues and desperate desires buffet the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Read full book review >

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THE SUFFERING TREE by Elle Cosimano
Released: June 13, 2017

"A dark mixture of mystery, history, romance, and fantasy. (Paranormal romance. 14-adult)"
Blood and water prove equally strong for a troubled teen dealing with small-town secrets. Read full book review >

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HOLDING SMOKE by Elle Cosimano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Intertwined spectral and real worlds deliver double the thrills. (Paranormal suspense. 11-16)"
Leaving his actual body behind in prison, Smoke can move through the world as a ghost in this fantastic yet real portrait of a survivor seeking answers. Read full book review >

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NEARLY FOUND by Elle Cosimano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sequel every bit as nail-biting as its predecessor. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A mysterious killer once again targets Nearly "Leigh" Boswell for science-themed murders and harassment. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT ALIAS by Elle Kennedy
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"It's just too much of a stretch, darlin'."
The second installment in Kennedy's romantic suspense Killer Instinct series (Midnight Rescue, 2012, etc.) pairs lots of naughty words with corresponding body parts and a sloppy plot. Read full book review >