Search Results: "Jeron Ashford Frame"


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YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES by Jeron Ashford Frame
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A young African-American boy uses the blues as a springboard to explore both his emotions and those of his family in this perfectly agreeable picture book. Read full book review >

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WINTER CANDLE by Jeron Ashford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The story's acknowledged tidiness facilitates its reassuring theme of neighborly sharing and assistance and makes it easily adaptable to a wide variety of settings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Light symbolizes hope, and festivals incorporating light and candles are found in many cultures, especially during winter. Read full book review >

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AN ILLEGAL SOLUTION by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1991

"Twisty ethics and well-drawn characters mark this as one of the author's better efforts, and Brent's downbeat love life, his changing attitude toward his partner and his work, are compelling enough to warrant a second book, maybe even a series."
A slim, dour examination of the flip-flop nature of right and wrong, from the veteran author (A Conflict of Interests, etc.) of moral enigmas. Read full book review >

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MURDER WILL OUT by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fans of the sunny Mallorcan mysteries Ashford writes as Roderic Jeffries (An Enigmatic Disappearance, above, etc.) will be happy to know he can put the screws more tightly to Keen than he'd ever dream to doing to Inspector Alvarez."
Constable Mike Keen, whose wife has just walked out on him, is in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN MY FATHER AND THE KING by Janet Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A powerful collection."
A treasure-trove of stories, from the very earliest she ever published, to work published posthumously, from the late, great Frame. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF JUDAH by Ronald Frame
Released: May 1, 1989

In a novella and stories, Frame(Sandmouth. 1987; Winter Journey, 1986) explores the role of the storyteller (or artist) as voyeur and the enigma of real—as opposed to socially observable—personality. Read full book review >

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PENELOPE'S HAT by Ronald Frame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Beautifully written, almost musical story of a woman's journey from childhood to old age trying to find clarity in a muffled world that makes its point by what it does not say."
A woman novelist—never certain who she and others are, both a product and an observer of the English middle class notorious for preferring appearances to the truth—kindles the imagination in Frame's haunting new novel (A Woman of Judah, 1989; Sandmouth, 1987; Winter Journey, 1986). Read full book review >

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LOOKING-GLASS JUSTICE by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A perfect evening's entertainment."
This latest sardonic fable from the prolific Ashford (The Cost of Innocence, 1999, etc.) jumps from Freetown to Fretstone to link two unlikely heroes: masterful Esme Lynch, who's smuggling stolen diamonds from Sierra Leone, and hapless ad writer Dick Frayne, who's married for money and is now paying the price. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF FAILURE by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 1998

"This time out, Ashford (The Bitter Bite, 1996, etc., etc.) applies the screws to his sympathetic cop with irresistible relish."
At first it seems like a simple case of kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MISS JANE AUSTEN by Lindsay Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Ashford (Strange Blood, 2007, etc.) cleverly weaves historical facts into a whodunit written in Austen's style. Janeites may be enthralled or appalled, but they'll agree that this literate page-turner is thought-provoking."
Did dangerous family secrets lead to the murder of Jane Austen? Read full book review >