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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There are many picture-book versions of the old song in print, but this bright, sunny variation is good fun for young children, particularly as a sing-along experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cabrera continues her series of modern interpretations of classic children's songs with an updated, chipper version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring groups of cheerful animals and other cute characters getting ready for Christmas. Read full book review >

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SPOTTY, STRIPY, SWIRLY by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another solid entry sure to attract the attention of art and math teachers alike. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Patterning and ways of sorting are the focus of the third in Brocket's four-part series, and, as with her color and texture entries, her brightly colored close-up photos truly make the book. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A nursery charmer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked version of a song most everyone knows, with new verses highlighting cozy animal dyads across the world. Read full book review >