Search Results: "Jane Tesh"


BOOK REVIEW

A BAD REPUTATION by Jane Tesh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Enjoyably quirky and sympathetic characters don't quite make up for a weak mystery."
The murder of a millionaire stirs passions in a small North Carolina town. Read full book review >

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STOLEN HEARTS by Jane Tesh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Tesh (A Hard Bargain, 2007, etc.) gets her new series off to a promising start.

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A P.I. and a psychic team up to solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Jane Tesh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The charms of Tesh's quirky characters often outweigh the mystery."
It takes a combination of psychic ability and a knowledge of magic tricks to solve the murder of a magician. Read full book review >

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A HARD BARGAIN by Jane Tesh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Tesh (A Case of Imagination, not reviewed) spins an intriguing, wryly amusing tale of a beauty queen trying to get respect."
A former beauty-pageant regular reinvents herself as a private eye in the little town of Celosia, N.C. Read full book review >

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BABY, TAKE A BOW  by Jane Tesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"The fifth in Tesh's psychic series (Just You Wait, 2015, etc.) is again more enjoyable for the odd mix of characters than the meager mystery."
It will take more than one North Carolina psychic to solve a detective's tangle of cases. Read full book review >

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EVIL TURNS by Jane Tesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Mac's fifth adventure is just as quirky as its predecessors (A Bad Reputation, 2014, etc.), with the bonus of a stronger, more complex mystery."
Covens, centennial celebrations, and murders rock a small North Carolina town. Read full book review >

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MIXED SIGNALS by Jane Tesh
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Randall's second appearance (Stolen Hearts, 2011) combines a solid mystery with a plethora of suspects and quirky regulars."
A North Carolina private eye and his psychic pal combine their talents to solve a murder. 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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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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CHAINSAW JANE by Marie-Jo Fortis
Released: March 4, 2013

"A thrilling mystery with an unlikely yet endearing heroine."
A gruesome murder is no match for a vodka-swilling Russian medium in Fortis' debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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JANE FONDA by Patricia Bosworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Reading to savor."
Distinguished celebrity biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bosworth (Marlon Brando, 2001, etc.) recounts the life story of an American icon in all its heady—and at times, unabashedly scandalous—glory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sparkling chronicle, fine-tuned to the personal stories that lend texture and emotion to a biography."
Debut author Fox sheds new light on the lesser-known life of Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law. Read full book review >