Search Results: "Jeanne M. Dams"


BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF VENGEANCE by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Anglophile Dams adds another comfortable cozy to her collection of paeans to all things British."
The Church of England has a major public relations problem when a candidate for bishop is murdered. Read full book review >

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THE EVIL THAT MEN DO by Jeanne M. Dams
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Anglophiles and series fans will forgive the fact that Alan and Dorothy spend a lot more time extolling the beauties of the English countryside than solving the crimes."
A retired Chief Constable and his American spouse are enjoying the beauties of a holiday in the Cotswolds when they stumble upon a body. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON SNOW by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Basing her tale on an actual case, Dams brings the period alive as the captivating Hilda solves a murder and her own problems too."
Now that Hilda Johansson's spent seven years as a maid for the wealthy Studebaker family, her life is about to change. And murder is just part of the story. Read full book review >

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SINS OUT OF SCHOOL by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fans of the English cozy will put the kettle on, snuggle under a lap rug, and sigh contentedly while Dorothy (To Perish in Penzance, 2001, etc.) chats up village eccentrics, meddles her way from pub to church manse, and resolves matters with Miss Marple flair."

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THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Dorothy and Alan are a clever pair whose adventures (Smile and Be a Villain, 2016, etc.) always charm even if their mysteries do not."
A sprightly travelogue with intermittent mysterious overtones. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Dams's more heavy-handed historical brethren would do well to emulate her light touch."
Turn-of-the-last-century Hilda Johansson, amateur sleuth and curfew-breaking, bend-the-Victorian rules housemaid for the well-to-do Studebaker family in South Bend, Indiana (Green Grow the Victims, 2001, etc.), is as perturbed at the reappearance of her young brother Erik's friend Fritz Schlager as she had been at his disappearance. Read full book review >

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RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MURDER by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2000

"And Hilda herself is just a little too sharp not to cut up the cushions."
Young Swedish housemaid Hilda Johansson's turn-of-the-century South Bend, Indiana, was more like a cozy household disrupted by murder in her first outing (Death in Lacquer Red, 1999). Read full book review >

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A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Dams (Winter of Discontent, 2004, etc.) provides several pleasing twists along with an easily spotted killer."
A country-house weekend provides the perfect setting for an Agatha Christie homage. Read full book review >

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WINTER OF DISCONTENT by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A so-so puzzle that threatens to drown readers in tea but excels as a primer on aging."
A cozy glimpse of growing old, and the alternative. Read full book review >

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TO PERISH IN PENZANCE by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2001

"Dams (Killing Cassidy, 2000, etc.) treats the vagaries of aging with a warm, companionable touch, and she's no slouch at plotting either."
It's England, so of course it's raining, with no end in sight. Read full book review >

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GREEN GROW THE VICTIMS by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2001

"Unriveting entertainment that's easy to take."
Third in Dams's series (Death in Lacquer Red, 1999, etc.) featuring Swedish housemaid-sleuth Hilda Johansson, still working, in 1902, for the Studebaker family, headed by Colonel George Studebaker, ensconced in their South Bend mansion. Read full book review >