Search Results: "Jesse Michaels"


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WHISPERING BODIES by Jesse Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Michaels, best known as the front man for the band Operation Ivy, creates a unique narrative voice, but it takes a lot of magical thinking to make this surreal plot work."
You have to be crazy to get involved in a murder. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF LEONARD MICHAELS by Leonard Michaels
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 7, 2009

"Contains weaknesses, but largely enjoyable and intellectually stimulating."
A collection of articles by celebrated author Michaels (The Collected Stories of Leonard Michaels, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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VANISH WITH THE ROSE by Barbara Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Silly dialogue and a sketchy plot make this a very undemanding treat—suited for summer-garden reading with a cup of tea at hand."
Bestselling Michaels (Into the Darkness, 1990, etc., etc.) piles on the whipped cream but forgets the cake in this latest foray into romantic suspense—a contemporary cozy in which credibility is cheerfully sacrificed on the altar of whimsy and lace. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE NEEDS AN ALIBI by Kasey Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Despite its over-the-top premise, romance-writer Michaels's maiden voyage into mystery is deeply conventional."
If only she hadn't canceled her last appointment with Dr. Bob. Read full book review >

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HOUSES OF STONE by Barbara Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"It never gets the pulse pounding, but it's diverting—with a refreshingly intelligent and unstereotypical heroine."
Reminiscent of A.S. Byatt's Possession, though less lofty, Michaels's latest (Vanish With the Rose, etc.) sets a feminist literary scholar chasing after the origins of an 18th-century manuscript on a Virginia estate—and finding unexpected romance along the way. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Fern Michaels
Released: March 1, 1999

"Michaels in pretty good form, though she's still fast on the fatal illnesses. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Michaels (Finders Keepers, 1998, etc.), ever quick to kill or hand out a fatal illness when stuck for a plot turn, takes Kristin Kelly, married to Colonel Logan Kelly under the crossed swords of West Point, from Logan's German duty station at Bremen in 1987 to farm life in Leesburg, Virginia, now that Logan, after 20 years in the army, is being cashiered for having only one kidney. Read full book review >

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The Gay Detective by Kenneth Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Bodies keep piling up and things keep getting worse for Detective Scott, but readers will smile (and shiver) right to the end."
A gay cop investigates a string of murders as he puts his own life back together in this winning debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE JURY by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perennially bestselling Michaels (Family Blessings, 2004, etc.) spins a shapeless web of clichés without a trace of suspense or conviction. Even Nikki's sworn enemy Jack returns to her arms in time to taste some sweet revenge of his own."
The vigilantes of the Sisterhood take the law into their own hands once more, after devoting due consideration to exactly which law to break. Read full book review >

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CAVANILA'S CHOICES by Jesse Sisken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing debut in a well-drawn ancient setting populated with shallow leaders who care for either their people or their own power."
In Sisken's debut novel, the first in a trilogy about the end of the Minoan Empire, a young priestess questions her gods in the face of the destruction of her island home. Read full book review >

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CONGLOMEROS by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Bits of Lolita, Frankenstein, and any number of child-care manuals float freely through this savory stew—a captivating modern-day satire by an entertaining new writer."
Browner (whose translations include, most recently, CÇline: A Biography, p. 244) delivers a refreshingly comic and original first novel featuring the obsessive love of a well-to-do New Yorker for the mythical monster he corrupts. Read full book review >

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O BEAUTIFUL by Jesse Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sitcom posing as a novel about a person who is hardly there."
A very thin first novel-of-manners with some tepid social satire—all about an overrefined homosexual on the fringes of the theater world who falls in love and rooms with a man who's straight. Read full book review >

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THE FOLLY OF THE WORLD by Jesse Bullington
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"An ambitious but rather harrowing novel."
Bullington (The Enterprise of Death, 2011, etc.) delivers another dark historical tale, this time set in 15th-century Holland. Read full book review >