Search Results: "Jeff Yeager"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Useful information on frugality and retirement."
Retirement may be a long way off for many, but according to Yeager (The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, 2007, etc.), there is never a better time to start thinking and preparing for that moment than the present. Read full book review >

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OVATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1996

"Looks like the Scottish play has another victim to answer for."
Shoehorned at a moment's notice into a backwoods Maine company's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, sometime actress Vic Bowering has surprisingly little trouble stepping into the shoes of her predecessor, Garrett Heinrich, or slipping into the bed of her humpable leading man, TV star Nick Jacobs—even though she's being unfaithful to both her not-quite- ex Barry Laskin and her not-quite-lover Dan Duchinski (NYPD). Read full book review >

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EVICTION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Would chronically unemployed actress Victorian Bowering (Cancellation by Death, 1992) kill sleazy Upper West Side landlord Harvey Wood just because he threatened to veto the sublet that her lucrative touring job depended on? Read full book review >

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CANCELLATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Yeager's smart heroine makes a dumb detective, but, still, this first novel is pleasantly breezy throughout."
An ingeniously updated Had-I-But-Known introducing Victoria Bowering, a sporadically employed actress who describes her own detective gifts as a modest intuitive bent and boundless curiosity. Read full book review >

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LIBATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1998

"Despite all the skullduggery, and a surprisingly ingenious bunch of criminals, Vic's fourth packs no more punch than a Shirley Temple."
Actresses must eat, especially if they're six feet tall, so when it becomes clear that Victoria Bowering isn't going to be cast as the sixth Spice Girl, she agrees to take a job as the day bartender at Kerry McAleer's pub. Read full book review >

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SUMMER WILL END by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1996

"The nonstop gossip is appropriately lightweight but lethal, the transparent murder plot just plain silly."
A serial killer in New Hampshire's peaceful Dovekey Beach? Read full book review >

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MURDER WILL OUT by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"The resulting intimate mosaic of eccentric individuals is offbeat but inert—certainly no compensation for Vic Bowering's sorely missed panache and pizzazz."
A moody change of pace after Yeager's first two novels, which starred underemployed New York actress Vic Bowering (Eviction by Death, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Look, indeed! An energetic invitation to the joys of books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Even an ape knows books can be better than TV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FLY by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Nature red in tooth and claw, though splashes of ketchup are the closest thing to visible gore in these sly vignettes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Frog meets fly, with predictable results—at least the first five times. Read full book review >