Search Results: "K.J. Larsen"


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BYE, BYE LOVE by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"With less emphasis on the characters around Cat to provide romantic intrigue or comic relief (which is Cleo's whole raison d'être), Larsen's latest (Some Like It Hot, 2013, etc.) falls a little flat."
A PI reports a murder to the police only to find the victim is missing once they get there. Read full book review >

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SOME LIKE IT HOT by K.J. Larsen
Released: March 5, 2013

"All of Cat's cases (Sticks and Stones, 2012, etc.) have been co-authored by three sisters, but this is the first installment that reads that way. The characters are sassy as ever, but their adventures are disjointed and even perfunctory."
When a hometown boy turned shamus is killed, Cat DeLuca stops investigating liars and cheats and concentrates on finding a murderer. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by K.J. Larsen
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Light fare, focusing on the heroine's family rather than her burgeoning business or romance, that's more interested in developing her relationships than building suspense."
A private eye's latest case leads her back to her own family of Chicago's finest, giving her a chance to solve the crime while eating her Mama's cooking. Read full book review >

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LIAR, LIAR by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of Jennifer Crusie will appreciate Larsen's debut, full of breezy comebacks and characters that come off the page."
A private eye searches for a suspect while her mother tries to find her a man. Read full book review >

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STICKS AND STONES by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"It's only logical that Cat's second case (Liar, Liar, 2010) is a bit disjointed, since the author is a nom de plume of three sisters. Tighter editing might return the series to its former glory."
Suspects abound when an unscrupulous blackmailer is found dead by a private eye and her histrionic assistant. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >

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DEVICES AND DESIRES by K.J. Parker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"Highly recommended, especially to readers tired of the usual thing."
Those who prefer epics painted in sophisticated shades of gray to ultimate battles of good and evil will relish this first volume of a trilogy, published in the U.K. in 2005. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A lackluster offering, with an abundance of information but little critical distance or depth. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access to his papers—to deliver a hefty but hollow biography of the illustrious expositor of world myths. Read full book review >

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XODUS by K.J. McPike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"An intriguing story driven equally by plot, characters, and angst."
This YA debut stars a teen performing astral projection on the hunt for her missing mother. Read full book review >

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THIRD PERSON SINGULAR by K.J. Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Next time around, though, she might soft-pedal all those coincidences."
Good cop though he is, Special Detective Marshall Bahr has his ill-wishers in Minneapolis Homicide. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM BROKER by K.J. Howe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A spectacular start for what promises be a great Thea Paris series."
A fast-moving thriller featuring kidnapped oil tycoon Christos Paris and his kidnap-negotiator daughter, Thea. She's tough. She's smart. She's diabetic. Read full book review >

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WHERE IT LIES by K.J. Egan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2009

"A strong heroine anchors a tense series debut that will appeal to more than just golfers."
A golf pro becomes a reluctant detective. Read full book review >