Search Results: "Jassy Mackenzie"


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THE FALLEN by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"Jade's third caper (Stolen Lives, 2011, etc.) has an appealing edge and a strong yet vulnerable heroine, full of human flaws, though the plot once again runs a bit amok."
A hardboiled South African private eye blocks out her messy personal life long enough to find her friend's killer. Read full book review >

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STOLEN LIVES by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"Jade's sophomore adventure (Random Violence, 2010) provides a crackling pace and nonstop action, though little narrative finesse. Mackenzie's Johannesburg is as gritty and dangerous as noir L.A. or the drug meccas of South America."
A plucky p.i. gets more than she bargained for when she signs on as bodyguard to a high-maintenance matron. Read full book review >

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BAD SEEDS by Jassy Mackenzie
Released: April 4, 2017

"Adrenaline-fueled action and enough twists and turns to keep even the most astute readers on their toes, this is a thriller with a heroine as forcefully engaging as the subject matter."
A nuclear power plant reeling from a sabotage attempt and the slippery loyalties of those in charge make Johannesburg private eye Jade de Jong question whether it's the uranium or the people who are more dangerous. Read full book review >

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RANDOM VIOLENCE by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Mackenzie's debut is a bit overstuffed, but key characters and a gritty style augur well for proposed future installments."
As a private investigator, a cop's daughter proves a chip off the old block when she solves a tough, tangled murder. Read full book review >

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AFTER LEAVING MR. MACKENZIE by Jean Rhys
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"Miss Rhys, in her understated fashion, was a remarkable precisionist and in this fine rain you can almost count the drops."
This is another one of Jean Rhys' forlorn monochromatic sketches of a woman approaching forty but does it really matter. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"As memorably unique as Bindy herself. (Fiction. YA)"
Told in emails, transcripts, memos and other musings, Bindy records the eventful start of Year 11 at Ashbury, an Australian private school Moriarty has portrayed in her previous work. Read full book review >

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Justice for Mackenzie by Susan Stoker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"More romance than thriller but enough of both to make this breezy read pure entertainment."
A Texas Ranger's newly discovered romance may be threatened by a serial killer who buries women alive in Stoker's (Protecting Jessyka, 2015, etc.) thriller, the first in a series. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED DEEDS OF DANIEL MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Another sexy, tender Mackenzie love story that romance fans won't want to miss."
After Daniel Mackenzie meets Violet, a charlatan clairvoyant who first intrigues and then nearly kills him, he can't shake the memory of her beauty, her intelligence or her visible fear, so of course he has to track her down and get to the bottom of his inexplicable attraction and protectiveness. Read full book review >

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WANTED! RALFY RABBIT, BOOK BURGLAR by Emily MacKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This will be a raving favorite for fans of books about books as well as older readers who can appreciate the library humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Can someone love reading too much? This is the story of how one book lover gets himself into a pickle through his passion for books. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF DESPERATE GIRLS by Mackenzie Common
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Skip this exercise in white-savior narrative. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the wake of the disappearance of her wealthy, white best friend, a white teenager in a small Ontario town investigates the murder of a classmate she doesn't know: a Native girl from the nearby reserve. Read full book review >

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SLEEPER by MacKenzie  Cadenhead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fresh, mostly successful thriller about vengeance, loyalty, and friendship. (Paranormal thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage girl suffering from a sleep disorder finds that an experimental drug cure comes with some unexpected and potentially deadly side effects. Read full book review >