Search Results: "Frances Brody"


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DEATH OF AN AVID READER by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brody (Murder on a Summer's Day, 2016, etc.) has the style of the classic British cozy down pat. Plenty of distinctive characters, charming animals, and twists and turns add up to a delightful, though not particularly taxing, mystery."
A socially superior private detective seeks a child long ago given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE SEASIDE by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"In addition to re-creating the feeling of the golden age, Brody this time provides a stronger mystery than usual."
A private investigator finds yet another vacation ruined by murder. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN THE DALES by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An excellent British cozy less notable for its plethora of not-very-challenging mysteries than for its atmospheric setting, its interesting characters, and a twist with unexpected bite."
A private investigator's pleasure trip turns into a murder hunt. Read full book review >

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DYING IN THE WOOL by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"The first in a planned series introduces a refreshingly complex heroine and adds a fine feeling for the postwar period."
A World War I widow takes up sleuthing. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON A SUMMER'S DAY by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"The latest retro tale from Brody (A Woman Unknown, 2015, etc.) is based on snippets of real-life characters, so one of her best mysteries gains further depth from its historical context."
The glamour of the Raj comes to rural Yorkshire. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Brody (Murder in the Afternoon, 2014, etc.) continues to show why she's one of the best at re-creating the atmosphere and language of classic golden-age British mysteries."
Divorce, murder and hanky-panky in post-World War I England. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Brody's third in the series (A Medal for Murder, 2013, etc.) is a perfect fit for lovers of classic British mysteries who'd like to watch a clever, introspective, delightful heroine solve a tricky puzzle."
The death of a radical stonemason changes the life of a sleuth forever. Read full book review >

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A MEDAL FOR MURDER by Frances Brody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Brody's excellent second offers a morally conflicted sleuth, historically detailed flashbacks to the Boer War and a clever mystery indeed."
Sleuthing becomes more than a diversion for a World War I maybe-widow whose husband is still MIA. Read full book review >

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FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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Brody Boondoggle by Gary Karton
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"A refreshingly imaginative, emotionally satisfying quest for all ages."
A funny, engaging YA adventure with an important lesson at its core. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >