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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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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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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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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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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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >

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MARRYING THE MISTRESS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Masterful storytelling and memorable characters combine to give us a wise and gently truthful take on a highly charged subject."
Another splendidly nuanced tale of contemporary family life from the always expert Trollope (Other People's Children, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >