Search Results: "Janet Neel"


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A TIMELY DEATH by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"Francesca's fifth case (Death Among the Dons, 1993, etc.) comes to life only when Antony Price's violent nature is front and center, or when you're wondering which of the heroes will be the first to dishonor their marital vows."
What started as a bit of naughty fun for time-share salesman William Price—a spot of transvestite auto-asphyxia—turned lethal when somebody kicked the table he was standing on out from under him. Read full book review >

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DEATH AMONG THE DONS by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 1994

"Neel handles both her troubled principals and their academic background with a mastery worthy of P.D. James's warm heart and cold eye."
Francesca Wilson, now married to Superintendent John McLeish (Death of a Partner, etc.), is released from thralldom to her demanding baby son by a summons from her friend Dame Sarah Murchieson, the new Warden of Gladstone College, to take over the Bursar's job at Gladstone. Read full book review >

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TICKET TO RIDE by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines plot, but the cutesy preoccupation Neel (O Gentle Death, 2001, etc.) lavishes on class, and her maternal indulgence of the heroine, may undermine the appeal for all but like-minded, full-blooded English nationals."
A primer on why even attorneys should avoid illegal immigrants. Read full book review >

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O GENTLE DEATH by Janet Neel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Interesting people, a challenging puzzle, and a close look at an unusual academic scene: another of Neel's smartly written, sophisticated tales, with McLeish and Francesca their usual likable selves."
Detective Chief Superintendent John McLeish and his capable new Detective Inspector Kevin Camberton are faced with a difficult case involving members of the staff and students at the arts-oriented Faraday Foundation School. Read full book review >

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ALICE NEEL by Phoebe Hoban
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An intimate look at one of American art history's unsung heroes."
Culture and arts writer Hoban (Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, 1998) presents an accessible biography of painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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Released: May 12, 1989

First-time author Middleton tackles the life of Alexandra David-Neel, the first Western woman to enter the forbidden land of Tibet. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >