Search Results: "Jane Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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DOLPHINS by Susan Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A compelling and eye-opening story of the interconnected worlds of humans and dolphins that's full of engaging detail and vivid language. (acknowledgments, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this middle-grade adaptation of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (2015), Casey escapes her city life and journeys around the world to better understand how dolphins live, think, and relate to humans. Read full book review >

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CRYING BLOOD by Donis Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Alafair's sixth (The Sky Took Him, 2009, etc.) will appeal to history buffs and Hillerman aficionados. The book includes sections on hog butchering, favorite old-time recipes, the history of the Indian Territory and land allotment, as well as a guide to Creek pronunciation."
Hogs aren't the only things that get butchered in 1915 Oklahoma. Read full book review >