Search Results: "Judith Cutler"


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JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

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GUILT EDGED by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Gentle humor and deft plotting make Lina's sixth outing a treat."
An antiques restorer gets in a dither when a herd of porcelain horses gallops across her horizon. Read full book review >

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POWER ON HER OWN by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"If the good seem too good and the bad too bad, Cutler's US debut atones with close analyses of chauvinism, racism, and the attractions of married men."
When her married boyfriend is killed on the job, a fast-track London detective transfers to West Midlands looking for the peace and quiet that's so elusive in mystery fiction. Read full book review >

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GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Cutler gets a bit carried away with the number of characters and catastrophes she introduces, Fran and Mark are as likable and capable as they were in their last adventure (Double Fault, 2014)."
Husband-and-wife sleuths reopen a case that almost everyone else wants to keep closed. Read full book review >

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GUILTY PLEASURES by Judith Cutler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Lina's vocabulary lapses are irritating, and Griff calls her 'dear' far too many times to be endearing. This entry, more heavy-handed than Ring of Guilt (2011), suggests that it may be time to give the series a rest."
A vintage snuffbox is almost nicked at a church party. And then… Read full book review >

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STAYING POWER by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"As in Kate's debut (Power on Her Own, 2003), Cutler concentrates on chauvinism, racism, and the almost inexplicable allure of certain men. With all that on her mind, it's no wonder she can't quite keep control of her plot."
Barely accepted as one of the boys at the West Midlands station house, DS Kate Power confronts sexism, racism, spousal abuse, fraud, burglary, drug manufacture, and perhaps murder. Read full book review >

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GUILTY AS SIN by Judith Cutler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Another solid outing for Cutler, who never lets her interest in Lina's developing relationships cloud her eye for the puzzle."
Antiques restorer Lina Townend (Guilt Edged, 2013, etc.) gets her knickers in a knot when she suspects that someone's stealing an old woman's treasures.Read full book review >

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DEATH IN ELYSIUM by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Once Cutler establishes her throughline about the struggles of a country parson's wife, she may do better than the perfunctory puzzle she offers in likable Jodie's debut."
A rector's wife faces a tough adjustment to Kentish village life. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE FAULT by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"Fran and Mark make a good team both inside their historic home and out in the field. A single loose end and a gooey conclusion are the only strikes against Cutler's balance of high crime and cuddly domesticity."
Mark Turner and Fran Harman, the crime-solving couple from Burying the Past (2012), will take all the help they can get as they try to solve competing cases in a posh Kentish town. Read full book review >

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BURYING THE PAST by Judith Cutler
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Cozier than most British procedurals, Cutler's fourth Harman entry will please readers who prefer their malice domestic."
Kentish detectives' upcoming nuptials are disrupted by murder, rape and antiques. Read full book review >

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GUILT TRIP by Judith Cutler
Released: June 1, 2012

"Despite Lina's considerable charm, her fifth appearance is just too murky to afford much satisfaction."
An antiques-restoration prodigy fears the worst when a prospective customer won't take no for an answer. Read full book review >

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RING OF GUILT by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Griff, with his mannered syntax and dramatic flair, is far more interesting than waiflike Lina, with her language deficits and romantic mishaps (Silver Guilt, 2010, etc.)."
Sorely beset antiques dealers whose merchandise isn't the only thing with a distressed finish run amok. Read full book review >