Search Results: "Jacqui Colley"


BOOK REVIEW

CLUBS by Kate de Goldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A companion, Billy (ISBN: 978-1-74114-892-3), is also out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
"The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected." Read full book review >

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DUSTED TO DEATH by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"An eighth straightforward puzzle in which likable amateur sleuth Charlotte does her level best to straighten up someone else's mess."
Housekeeper almost gets her clock cleaned when a movie company shoots in her client's Greek Revival home. Read full book review >

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WIPED OUT by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Even likable Charlotte's fans may well see the solution coming a long way off."
All the Lysol in the world can't hide the scent of murder in New Orleans's posh Garden District. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"A thoughtful but unstructured blend of Christian concepts and the ideas of Eckhart Tolle that may provide a new perspective for readers looking to transform day-to-day spirituality."
A guide to living in the present as a Christian. Read full book review >

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WASH AND DIE by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Colley keeps her tale moving along smartly as no-nonsense Charlotte delivers a tidy treat."
No good deed goes unpunished when housecleaner Charlotte LaRue (Scrub-a-Dub Dead, 2007, etc.) lets her tenant's ex-wife stay in her New Orleans home after Katrina has passed through. Read full book review >

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SCRUB-A-DUB-DEAD by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A routine mystery enlivened by romantic interludes like this one: 'As far as kisses went, it was more of a friendly type of kiss as opposed to the passionate type.'"
To oblige a friend, New Orleans housecleaner Charlotte LaRue (Wiped Out, 2005, etc.) takes a temporary job at the Garden District's Jazzy Hotel, where the body count keeps rising. Read full book review >

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MAID FOR MURDER by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Adolescent romantic maunderings mar postmenopausal Charlotte's otherwise respectable debut."
The living's not so easy for 60-ish Charlotte LaRue, owner of Maid-for-a-Day cleaning service. Read full book review >

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LIGHTING OUR WORLD by Catherine Rondina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This book will be useful as a starting point for teachers, librarians and students who want to search out some interesting festivals to compare and contrast, but it's not as enlightening as it could be. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lights, bonfires, fireworks and candles: All are used throughout the world to celebrate a great range of holidays. Read full book review >

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BRITONS by Linda Colley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1992

"Intelligent, lively, well written, bursting with ideas, and splendidly illustrated with 70 prints and cartoons from the period."
A superb history of how British nationalism and patriotism developed in the period before the accession of Queen Victoria; by Colley (History/Yale). Read full book review >

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DEATH TIDIES UP by Barbara Colley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Detection definitely gets swept into a corner in Colley's overplotted follow-up to her debut, Maid for Murder (2002)."
Actually, death makes a big fat mess. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"A nuanced complement to the growing library of revisionist histories of empire."
Of empire-building, discovering the Other, and going native: a thoughtful reappraisal of England's centuries-long process of world conquest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Interesting reading, but Elizabeth Marsh remains in many ways an enigma."
A life whose tumultuous historical backdrop included the Seven Years War, the slave trade and globalization becomes a lens through which to view a world in motion. Read full book review >