Search Results: "Jessie Chandler"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSIE by Judy Alter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"A portrait that's in the end more superficial than perceptive."
From an award-winning Western writer (Libbie, not reviewed) comes the story of real-life Jessie Benton Fremont, covering the years 1839-90—a historical short on psychological insight if long on factual details and the romance of adventure. Read full book review >

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BINGO BARGE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2011

"A mildly amusing debut, with the attractive lesbian sleuth yet another Stephanie Plum wannabe."
A gay Minneapolis coffee-shop owner's loyalty to an old friend turns her into a reluctant sleuth. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SNAKE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2012

"Fans of Chandler (Bingo Barge Murder, 2011) will appreciate the character development and sense of humor, though newbies may wonder why anyone would help hapless Baz."
A misfit crew band together in an antic misadventure. Read full book review >

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CHIP OFF THE ICE BLOCK MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"With a cast of characters too numerous and flatly quirky to track, Chandler's latest (Pickle in the Middle Murder, 2013, etc.) is her most confusing yet. Developing the minor figures more fully would lead to a bigger payoff when the final twist comes."
A daughter tries to clear her father's name when he's implicated in a murder she can't believe he committed. Read full book review >

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POSSESSING JESSIE by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2010

"The strongest feature of this banal effort is its shortness; even the most reluctant of readers might be enticed to pick up a slender horror novel that delivers, in true Twlight Zone fashion, a chillingly nasty conclusion. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Strikingly shallow characters abound in this brief horror-fest. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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JESSIE YOU'RE SO MESSY by Janet Normandin
Released: Oct. 13, 2016

"This amusing read-aloud tale for a preschool classroom about a mischievous canine should elicit plenty of giggles."
A young boy finds out how much work goes into teaching a puppy to stay out of trouble in this debut children's book. Read full book review >

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RED-DIRT JESSIE by Anna Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The simplicity of language goes right to the heart; Myers is a new talent to watch. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like Patricia Pendergraft at her best, Myers draws readers into intensely evoked realms of folk just trying to get by, crafting what contentment they have out of red dirt and weeds. Read full book review >

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THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"A disturbing story that, in the end, somehow seems a bit shallow."
An idealistic young heroine makes a decision that will alter her life, and possibly the world, in Rogers' (The Voyage Home, 2004, etc.) eighth novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1964

Chandler, who with Hammett, not only shaped and sharpened the modern mystery form, but left his own unmistakable insignia- a rasping authenticity- on each book, will be introduced to some readers for the first time, while older devotees will welcome this omnium gatherum of four of his finest: The Big Sleep (1939); Farewell, My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) and The Lady in the Lake (1943). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A literary crime committed against one of the greatest writers of the last century."
A collection of letters, poetry, and essays by the master of detective fiction. Read full book review >