Search Results: "Jane Haddam"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEATING AT SOLITAIRE by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2008

"With wry intelligence, Haddam explores the reasons why we reach for those magazines at the checkout counter, dog the rich and the overpublicized and worship the famous for being famous. Read this and liberate yourself from Page Six and TMZ."
A slyly cerebral indictment of the cult of celebrity. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING HEARTS by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Whether or not you're already a fan of Haddam's holiday-themed mysteries, this one is a treat."
Four years after pop psychologist Paul Hazzard was acquitted of stabbing his second wife, his then-mistress Candida DeWitt, whom Paul had tried to sell to the police as a better suspect, is planning a tell-all memoir. Read full book review >

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HEARTS OF SAND by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Taken from the side of his bride, Bennis Hannaford, Gregor is muffled. The mystery is routine but expert, the characters pleasantly recognizable types whose complexities are probed only tentatively. Average for this fine series."
A sociopathic debutante makes headlines a generation after her earlier crime spree when she returns to her Connecticut village to get murdered. Read full book review >

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GLASS HOUSES by Jane Haddam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2007

"Haddam has great fun letting the Cavanaugh Street regulars skewer an English reporter convinced that Pennsylvania is a red state. If her plot unravels a bit at the end, the trip there is exhilarating."
Gregor Demarkian joins the defense of a man who may or not be Philadelphia's Plate Glass Killer. Read full book review >

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HARDSCRABBLE ROAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2006

"Haddam outdoes herself with a broad canvas that recalls John Gregory Dunne's Nothing Lost and the best of P.D. James."
After his road trip to New England (The Headmaster's Wife, 2005), Gregor Demarkian, the Armenian-American Poirot, finds his biggest case waiting back home in Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2005

"An in-depth study of educational elitism, emotion versus intellect, and the question of what women really want. In a contest against Elizabeth George for Most Long-Winded, Haddam would win on style points."
Dear old bloody school days. Read full book review >

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BLOOD IN THE WATER by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"Not top-of-the-line Haddam (Flowering Judas, 2011, etc.) but still enjoyable, like a night out doing nothing special with old friends."
You probably don't know the neighbors as well as you think you do—not when they're this full of surprises. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING CHANCE by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Although the Armenian-American Hercule Poirot may not add new luster to his formidable reputation as a sleuth, he gives a charming and powerful demonstration of civic responsibility in action."
The arrest of his best friend introduces not Gregor Demarkian's toughest case but the one that may come closest to his heart. Read full book review >

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SKELETON KEY by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Smokers may consider Bennis's health woes a cautionary tale, even though some readers may find them off-putting, given the story's generally light and amusing tone."
Kayla Anson, debutante of the year and only heir to the fortune of her multibillionaire venture capitalist dad, winds up dead in her BMW, where she's discovered by Bennis Hannaford, visiting in Connecticut to interview the local nabobs about a recently acclaimed deceased artist. Read full book review >

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A STILLNESS IN BETHLEHEM by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"And the author can be charming- -albeit long-winded."
Seventh in the series—and the first hardcover— featuring ex- FBI agent Gregor Demarkian (``the Armenian-American Hercule Poirot''), who's solved crimes at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc., and is now back to Yuletide, this time in picturesque Bethlehem, Vermont, site of a two-week-long Christmas pageant that nasty Tisha Verek had filed court papers to stop. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY THEORY by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"Sometimes windy but never preachy, Haddam (Somebody Else's Music, 2002, etc.) provides a well-documented primer (Internet sites duly cited) on the scary reasoning shared by generations of conspiracy nuts and the snobbery of old money."
Psst. Are you reading this review/voting for that candidate/gobbling that fast food/watching that game show or TV anchor because you want to, or are you controlled by the CIA or the Illuminati? Read full book review >

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WANTING SHEILA DEAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Haddam (Living Witness, 2009, etc.) gleefully satirizes reality TV and offers a well-thought-out appreciation of Agatha Christie's novels, which she lets Demarkian savor for the first time."
The battles on reality television lead to murder, just as you always knew they would. Read full book review >