Search Results: "Harley Jane Kozak"


BOOK REVIEW

DATING DEAD MEN by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"Rejoice: Newcomer Wollie is funny, brave, smart, and altogether the fetchingest crime fiction heroine since the early Stephanie Plum."
Enterprising Wollstonecraft Shelley has to date 40 men in 60 days and somehow stay alive in this thoroughly engaging screwball debut mystery. Read full book review >

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DEAD EX by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"For drama, wit and just plain fun, every life (and death) needs a little Wollie."
What's a gal to do when her best friend is suspected of murder? Read full book review >

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DATING IS MURDER by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2005

"Lively prose, seamless plotting—and, good golly, there's Wollie."
Wollie Shellie is big-chested, big-hearted, and just as big a smash here as in her debut. Read full book review >

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A DATE YOU CAN’T REFUSE by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"Though awash in subplots, Kozak's latest strikes a balanced note—sharp and witty but heartfelt."
A greeting-card illustrator goes undercover to assure safe housing for her schizophrenic brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA SUMMER by Harley Jessup
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers will want to stay, smell the salt air, and learn more from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This is a terrific story about place and connections across time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Adam Gustavson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Within this child's view of the world, full of questions and pressure and misunderstanding, wisdom comes—sometimes from the unlikeliest places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Storyteller Harley embodies a child's fears with humor and sympathy. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >

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JUST ENOUGH by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A lively tale celebrating the wonders of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From dawn to dusk, a young boy marvels at the many tasks he can accomplish on his own. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE PUNY PIRATES by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A sixth book in the series is expected, to the delight of Charlie's fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Master storyteller Harley scores again with fourth-grader Charlie Bumpers and friends as they suffer on a losing soccer team. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >

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ROOT CAUSES by Elaine Kozak
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-written mystery with a strong but restrained female lead."
After her boyfriend is killed, a Canadian woman finds herself in danger and must unravel secrets from his past in Kozak's debut mystery. Read full book review >