Search Results: "Hart Seely"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"Similar to most baseball games—a lot of dead time between meaningful moments, but those moments make it worthwhile."
Syracuse Post-Standard reporter/humorist Seely instructs fans on how to harness the awesome power of "Juju Rules" on behalf of their favorite teams, but primarily if their favorite team is the New York Yankees. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE ROUNDUP BOYS by Debra Seely
FICTION
Released: July 15, 2004

"Though the cover will have readers thinking this is simply a romance, it is a story with substance, and readers will want to go back and read its companion, Grasslands (2002), which tells Tom's story prior to coming out to Kansas. (author's note) (Fiction. 11+)"
It's a familiar story: pretty, rich farmer's daughter falling for the hired hand. Read full book review >

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GRASSLANDS by Debra Seely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An excellent coming-of-age story and a must for collections on prairies, cowboy life, and westward expansion after the Civil War. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thomas Hunter felt constrained by the life his wealthy grandfather had laid out for him: "Academy, college, a law school. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Best of the author's recent outings."
The peaceful tenor of life in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, is at risk with the arrival on the island of retired Brigadier General Bud Hatch, a reactionary bully who detests gays, blacks, and anything that smacks of liberalism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"Despite some repetition and rambling, an entertaining as well as educational window into the minds of Soviet leaders—along with Hart's all-sided speculations into causes, motives, and outcomes."
Former senator Hart, having discussed perestroika with Gorbachev and most of Russia's top political, academic, and military leadership, delivers a provocative report on the sudden about-face and uncertain future of the USSR. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY SURPRISE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

Family skeletons rattle ominously when the police in La Luz, California, accuse Kenneth Carlisle of killing nightclub dancer Francine Boutelle, and his disapproving sister, attorney K.C. Carlisle, risks their late father's honor by deciding to dig up the evidence that might free him of this and a second murder—in this first US publication of an ingenious non-series novel from the author of the Henrie O. and Death on Demand series. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S ISLAND by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"An overblown saga—with a plot that, when finally revealed in all its silly ramifications, defies belief; a tiresomely self- congratulatory new sleuth; and mostly cardboard characters."
After 30 years of noncommunication, investigative reporter- novelist Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins ("call me Henrie O") gets a call from a long-ago lover—media biggie Chase Prescott of Prescott Enterprises. Read full book review >

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FINAL APPOINTMENT by Roy Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 1993

"Well-knit plotting and lots of colorful minor characters temper the slow pace and frequent dull spots: a solid but stolid village procedural."
Dorset's Inspector Douglas Roper (Blood Kin, 1992, etc.) and George Maklins, his trusty sergeant, have a knobby problem to solve: Who set the trap, on a quiet country road, that decapitated Gerry Pope—an ex-cop and now private investigator whose singularly nasty, well-hidden scam while still on the force provides an ever- widening roster of suspects. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT TIFFANY by Marjorie Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"A fond backward glance."
Manhattan during the summer of 1945, as the author remembers it. Read full book review >

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IMMACULATE MIDNIGHT by Ellen Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2002

"Otherwise, a fairly stodgy examination of the Lawless men's troubled marriages and Jane's passion for a younger woman and a runaway dog."
Serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole for multiple casualties incurred in the course of his burning things down, Bobby Alto, dubbed the "Midnight Man" by the Minneapolis press, is hoping his lawyer, Ray Lawless, can win the pending appeal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2002

"Despite some pie-in-the-sky elements, the argument merits discussion, and the prescriptions are delivered coherently and effectively."
Scholarly dissertation meets populist manifesto in politico Hart's case for increased citizen involvement in government. Read full book review >