Search Results: "Frederick Ramsay"


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ROGUE by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Suspense builds slowly in Ike's fifth procedural (Choker, 2008, etc.). Its low-key charm particularly rewards readers already familiar with the characters."
A volatile small-town sheriff will stop at nothing to find the person responsible for putting his fiancé in a coma. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF AND THE LAMB by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Ramsay's fourth Jerusalem novel (Holy Smoke, 2013, etc.) links another challenging mystery to some intriguing answers to age-old questions surrounding the death of Jesus."
A series of mishaps and machinations change the course of history. Read full book review >

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DROWNING BARBIE by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Why Picketsville's first Jewish sheriff is hellbent on a church wedding is just one of the mysteries that doesn't get solved in Ramsay's otherwise highly entertaining ninth."
Sheriff Ike Schwartz and his longtime love, college president Ruth Harris, have to plan their wedding reception around a couple of corpses. Read full book review >

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HOLY SMOKE by Frederick Ramsay
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The second in a trilogy set in first-century Jerusalem not only offers a finally wrought mystery, but includes intriguing information on the religious and secular life of the period."
A rabbi is yet again forced to use his skills in critical thinking to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE VIRGIN by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Sure-footed plotting and easy banter make Ramsay's sixth Sheriff Ike mystery (Choker, 2009, etc.) a brisk, entertaining read."
Even with some uptight Feds in his way, laid-back sheriff Ike Schwartz is able to untangle a tricky murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO MOUNTAIN by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The third in Ramsey's series (Impulse, 2006, etc.) reveals still more of the improbable challenges that face a Jewish sheriff in a little Southern mountain town."
Why are the FBI and the CIA interested in a murder in a small Virginia town? Read full book review >

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COPPER KETTLE by Frederick Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Though this sort-of prequel to Ramsay's Ike Schwartz series (The Vulture, 2015, etc.) isn't much of a mystery, it's memorable for its powerful portrayal of the difficult lives of proud but poorly educated people too set in their ways to change."
A decorated World War I veteran returns to Buffalo Mountain, Virginia, dissatisfied with the life he finds there after he's seen Gay Paree and a whole lot more. Read full book review >

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SCONE ISLAND by Frederick Ramsay
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The latest mystery-thriller for Ike (Rogue, 2011, etc.) provides all the fast-paced action and danger readers have come to expect."
An eagerly awaited vacation on a quiet Maine island becomes a nightmare for a former CIA agent and his significant other. Read full book review >

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STRANGER ROOM by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Subtlety is not part of the game plan here. Ramsay (Buffalo Mountain, 2007, etc.) lays on the racism with a trowel and spoils the fun of solving a locked-room puzzle by hinting at the solution early on. Skip this round, and wait another 100 years."
Identical locked-room murders are separated by more than 100 years. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK by Frederick Ndabaramiye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An awkwardly written but genuinely inspiring memoir of a disabled Rwandan educator."
A powerful Rwandan memoir of survival and transcendence, reduced to an oddly dry little book. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK by Leo Lionni
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Leo Lionni, translated by Teresa Mlawer
Released: April 14, 1967

"The conclusion may disappoint children who expect something snappier but the medium mandates the message—an old stone wall in subtle striated shades bordering a flowering field; rotund mice with big expressive eyes; a golden brown harvest of nuts and wheat; the becomingly blushing Frederick bowing at the end—all evoked with Mr. Lionni's customary expertise."
Words sustain where substance fails —specifically, the "golden glow" of the sun, the colors of the summer countryside, recalled by Frederick, the sedentary mouse, who prepares for winter by gathering impressions while his cohorts are busy gathering supplies. Read full book review >

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DANGER WOMAN by Frederick Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Ramsay, whose series covers the globe from first-century Jerusalem to Picketsville, Virginia, makes the most of local color in his final Botswana entry."
A Chobe National Park ranger tangles with the Russian Mafia. Read full book review >