Search Results: "Joanne Dobson"


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DEATH WITHOUT TENURE by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Karen's sixth case (Cold and Pure and Very Dead, 2000, etc.) has everything you'd expect from an academic mystery—civilized dialogue, literary allusions, venal administrators, miasmal paranoia—and not a smidgen more."
Going up for tenure turns out to be only the second biggest strain on professor Karen Pelletier's life. Read full book review >

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COLD AND PURE AND VERY DEAD by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"And Dobson's sparkling tale lures readers through enough bait-and-switch red herrings to guarantee a riveting curiosity about who's who."
Irritated by condescending New York Times reporter Martin Katz, Prof. Read full book review >

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QUIETER THAN SLEEP by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But suspicion is distributed more generously than are clues to the hard-to-believe killer."
Has anybody kept actuarial statistics on those faculty parties? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Accomplished stuff, even if the subtleties of the prose are rather strikingly at odds with the caveman ethics imputed to the male leads."
Think your Thanksgiving with the relatives was tough? Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Dobson (Death Without Tenure, 2010, etc.) and Myers (Her Deadly Mischief, 2009, etc.) collaborate to introduce a planned series on wartime New York. Even mystery mavens who spot the villain early on will savor the colorful characters and the evocation of Gotham in the 1940s: the Bund, America First, egg creams, Schrafft's, Horn & Hardart. More, please."
The days surrounding the Pearl Harbor attack find New York City gripped by hysteria. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Restrained storytelling and a string of charming, relatable characters make the prairie seem like much more than a flyover region."
A first-time author goes on walkabout in the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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Hélène by Phillip Dobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2014

"An operatic, if uneven, novel that offers a fast-paced plot and energetic characters."
A lyric soprano finds love, loss, and vengeance in this first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >

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Rendered Invisible by Frank E.  Dobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Tales about feelings of erasure and invisibility that will resonate with many readers."
A poignant short story collection that examines African-American males in the modern era. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO MARKET by R. A. Herman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Stick with others in the series. (Board book. 1-3)"
This board-book version of the nursery rhyme combines lines from the classic with an imagined story to round it out. Read full book review >

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CHAOS THEORY by M. Evonne Dobson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Overall, this series opener is below par. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the midst of grief, one teen turns to solving a mysterious death. Read full book review >

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PIZZA COUNTING by Christina Dobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

Pizzas are fun. Read full book review >

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FOX ON THE RHINE by Douglas Niles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Intriguing and well handled, with broad appeal for military what-if fans, WWII buffs, armchair war-gamers, and the like."
Alternate-history yarn from fantasist Niles (War of Three Waters, 1997, etc.) and collaborator/war-gamer Dobson. Read full book review >