Search Results: "Joanna Campbell Slan"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPER SCISSORS DEATH by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Kiki's debut, a well-turned cozy with loads of scrapbooking tips, will drive many a like-minded reader to indignation on her behalf."
When her husband is murdered, the only things that keep Kiki Lowenstein sane are scrapbooking, her daughter Anya and, of course, her unauthorized investigation. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT CORPSE by Joanna Campbell Slan
Released: May 8, 2013

"Fans of this scrapbooking series (Ready, Scrap, Shoot, 2012, etc.) won't be surprised that sorely beset Kiki doesn't shine as a detective this time. But they'll be drawn to her ongoing personal struggles and her take on social problems, in this case self-mutilation."
When your life is totally trashed, it's time to stand up and take charge. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A SCHOOLGIRL by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"In a radical departure from her scrapbooking series (Ready, Scrap, Shoot, 2012, etc.), Slan refashions a beloved heroine as a surprisingly canny detective. Her stylistic imitation of Charlotte Brontë is seasoned with a dash of social commentary and plenty of suspects to mull over."
A cry of distress from a schoolgirl takes Jane Eyre Rochester far from her sheltered life. Read full book review >

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MAKE, TAKE, MURDER by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2011

"Kiki's adventures (Photo, Snap, Shot, 2010, etc.) are a cut above the usual crafting cozies. If the mystery is pedestrian, the characters are so well-developed that each installment leaves the reader yearning for the next."
Struggling to make ends meet while dealing with a complicated love life? The worst is yet to come. Read full book review >

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READY, SCRAP, SHOOT by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2012

"Slan's scrapbook mysteries (Make, Take, Murder, 2011, etc.) are most valuable for the well-developed characters and the issues they raise, in this case the hardships of caring for elderly parents."
A single mother struggling to support her daughter becomes a target for murder. Read full book review >

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CUT, CROP, & DIE by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Kiki's second outing is a nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities and scrapbooking tips."
A professional scrapbooker revs up her love life and solves a murder. Read full book review >

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SLAN by A.E. van Vogt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL by Herman J. Viola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Viola neither lionizes nor challenges Campbell's machismo—and this moral neutrality makes for a curiously old-fashioned biography, informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen)"
An uncritical biography of the new US senator from Colorado, the only Native American serving in Congress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COURAGE OF CAT CAMPBELL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet choice for readers who prefer their fantasy thoughtful instead of action-packed. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
For years, Cat Campbell has dreamed of having magical powers like her great-great-grandmother Mabel and attending Ruthersfield Academy, "the only accredited school for magic in the country." Read full book review >

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THE REAL, TRUE DULCIE CAMPBELL by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2002

"883) illustrations in summer colors do justice to the down-home aspects of the family farm and kitchen as well as Dulcie's silken-and-gilt royal musings and some pretty neat ogres. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A search for identity and a dose of reality come in a pleasing package. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 1983

"Painstaking, thoughtful work, but largely tepid and drab."
A better-late-than-never continuation of the defunct New Voices series, which presented stories by Campbell award nominees (for "best new writer in science fiction"); these four originals and one reprint are by the 1977 nominees. Read full book review >