Search Results: "Jeanne M. Dams"


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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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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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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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THE CORPSE OF ST JAMES'S by Jeanne M. Dams
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"The latest for Dorothy (The Evil That Men Do, 2012, etc.) is one of Dams' better mysteries, packed with the details sure to delight anglophiles."
A trip to Buckingham Palace turns into a nightmare murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A briskly amiable prose style, nicely evoked scenes of village life, and peerings into the rites and rivalries of the English High Church help make a creditable debut."
A newcomer joins the ranks of nosy amateur sleuths in cozy village settings. Read full book review >

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THE VICTIM IN VICTORIA STATION by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 29, 1999

"Dorothy's chutzpah is less likable—and her adventures less convincing—with each outing."
Another episode in the life of one of the genre's most aggressively nosy amateur sleuths—expatriate American widow Dorothy Martin, now living in England's Sherebury village and married to V.I.P. policeman Alan Nesbitt (Malice in Miniature, 1998, etc.) who is presently at a conference in Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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HOLY TERROR IN THE HEBRIDES by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"But Dorothy's relentless and self-absorbed maunderings, along with a nearly nonexistent plot, bring the third in this series closer to chatty travel guide than mystery."
Sixtyish Dorothy Martin, a widowed American now living in the English village of Sheresbury (Trouble in the Town Hall, 1996, etc.), happily accepts an invitation from friends Tom and Lynn Anderson to spend two weeks on the tiny island of Iona in Scotland. Read full book review >

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KILLING CASSIDY by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2000

"Like its predecessors (The Victim in Victoria Station, 1999, etc.), low-key and leisurely, with charming insights on revisiting one's past, the love life of the less-young, and the furor aroused in Indiana by a Notre Dame football game."
Comfortably settled in Sherebury, England, with her second husband Alan, a retired police inspector, former schoolmarm Dorothy Martin is unsettled at the posthumous request that arrives in the post: Would she return to Hillsburg, Indiana, the letter writer pleads, and find out who killed him? Read full book review >

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BLOOD WILL TELL by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Cambridge science takes center stage in this latest cozy in Dams' traveling series (Days of Vengeance, 2014, etc.). It's an average mystery saved, especially for Anglophiles, by an atmospheric look at the famous university."
A visit to Cambridge University is educational in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN LACQUER RED by Jeanne M. Dams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1999

"This maiden outing for straight-arrow, gutsy, and highly likable Hilda is sure to please fans of the author's Dorothy Martin series (Malice in Miniature, 1998, etc.)."
The year is 1900, and, in South Bend, Indiana, pretty young Swedish domestic Hilda Johansson works at the Tippecanoe mansion of the Clem Studebaker family. Read full book review >