Search Results: "Frances Brody"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"It's sure to be enjoyed by teens, but this novel is just another example of poor-little-rich-girl lit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
There's no reason to hate this novel, but there are certainly plenty of reasons to feel apathetic about this formulaic work. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH CONTINUUM by Jennifer Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"Derivative and half-baked. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenager discovers something very wrong in her post-apocalyptic deep-sea colony. Read full book review >

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RED STAR SISTER by Leslie Brody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"Casually convincing sentences and a steadfast memory make this a representative memoir of a troubled era."
A self-critical but refreshingly unrepentant memoir of '60s radicalism. Read full book review >