Search Results: "Ingrid Thoft"


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LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft
Released: June 18, 2013

"Thoft's first effort provides a competent storyline that, while it fails to break new ground, promises to improve over time."
Thoft's debut novel introduces a new female private investigator operating out of Boston who often rebels against her wealthy, overbearing and successful family. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"Thoft (Loyalty, 2013) doesn't hold back on her gutsy detective's flaws or on irrelevant side trips. But Fina's second outing is a mostly enjoyable roller-coaster tour of the rapidly changing world of assisted reproduction."
A free-wheeling Boston private eye learns the unintended consequences of charitable donations. Read full book review >

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DUPLICITY by Ingrid Thoft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Even if pacing and plausibility are still a problem for Thoft (Brutality, 2015, etc.), the renegade protagonist triumphs over her creator's occasional misjudgment."
A Boston-based private eye returns for a fourth whirl when she infiltrates a megachurch. Read full book review >

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BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2015

"Fina's third adventure follows the pattern of the first two: fashion, fat, and sugar. But Thoft (Identity, 2014, etc.) is an entertaining storyteller, and her quirky protagonist's the equal of any male gumshoe."
A whirlwind of a Boston-based detective with a fluid sense of ethics finds answers for a grieving mother. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

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THIEF GIRL by Ingrid Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A brisk tale with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
"Bad choice, good choice always come back—like ghosts." Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

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TERRAPIN COVE by Ingrid Lynch
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"More a collection of stories than a novel, but admirable characters and an ample supply of spine-tingling moments leave an indelible impression."
A historical thriller from debut author Lynch about a vicious murder that serves as the catalyst for a decadeslong family curse. Read full book review >

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ALL WE LEFT BEHIND by Ingrid Sundberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Older teens will be deeply moved by this romantic drama and its pairing of sensuality and grief. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two high school students from seemingly different worlds find that their intense chemistry is not the only thing that draws them together in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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CAT FOUND by Ingrid Lee
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The depth of Lee's concern for the animals is palpable, but her desire to deliver her message undercuts the effectiveness of her storytelling; for nuance, stick with Jerry Spinelli's Wringer (1997). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Lee's Dog Lost (2008) was a fictional account of one community's fear-fueled drive to euthanize every pit bull in town. Following the same formula, here she tackles the problem of feral cats. Read full book review >

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it'll be well worth seeing. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken. Read full book review >