Search Results: "Jane Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY CASEY by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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LET THE DEAD SPEAK  by Jane Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Casey's hallmark ability to balance character development and suspense works well in a story sure to make readers squirm."
Unreliable witnesses make a London detective's job all but impossible in a missing person investigation that turns into a murder case. Read full book review >

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THE KILL by Jane Casey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"Casey has devised both an intricate puzzle and an intriguing partnership for her detective's fifth outing. Tough, reckless Maeve and the charismatic Derwent both have something to prove, especially that they aren't as attracted to each other as they obviously are."
The murder of a police officer is only the first of a rash of killings that devastates London's police force. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GIRL by Jane Casey
Released: May 21, 2013

"So many plots, so few pages to contain them. And Derwent is so irritating that readers may well wish the killer's list had included him."
How far would a daughter go to get her father's attention? Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by Jane Casey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"At least one subplot too many dragged in toward the end, but otherwise a neatly drawn study of male-female working relationships, commitment phobia and the grimier aspects of police work."
Romance and gore vie for the attention of a London detective constable. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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BET YOUR LIFE by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A perfectly serviceable potboiler. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Teen gumshoe Jess Tennant investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding a local boy's "accident." Read full book review >

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AFTER THE FIRE by Jane Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Rococo plotting effectively tamed by Kerrigan's cleareyed narration. If you think there are too many perps wandering the halls, it's obvious that you've never lived in a place like Maudling Estate."
A suspicious fire that claims three lives—no, make that four—in a high-rise London housing project provides a sixth case for DC Maeve Kerrigan (The Kill, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING by Jane Casey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Casey (The Missing, 2010) excels at precinct backbiting, sexism and romance. She's less surefooted at winding up her plot, resorting to a major and unlikely confession."
A South London serial killer gets too much credit. Read full book review >

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FINDING CASEY by Jo-Ann Mapson
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Readers drawn in by Mapson's warmhearted style should not overlook how rigidly she divides the line between good and evil, right and wrong."
Mapson follows the ever-so-uplifting characters she developed in Solomon's Oak (2010) to their new home in Sante Fe, N.M., where they face past demons as they build their future. Read full book review >