Search Results: "Karen Kijewski"


BOOK REVIEW

KAT SCRATCH FEVER by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1997

"Ho-ho-ho. (Author tour)"
When Sacramento lawyer James Randolph kills himself just in time for the Christmas holiday, Richard Carter, the law partner who hired Kat Colorado to check up on Randolph and see what was bothering him (a typical assignment for Kat), is certain that only some personal disaster would've made him pull the trigger, so he gives Kat a blank check to go on with the case. Read full book review >

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COPY KAT by Karen Kijewski
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Except for irritating chapter headings (a Kijewski hallmark), a strong contender for best mystery of the year from a former bartender who, here, uses her background superbly."
This is Kijewski's breakout book, lifting her from midlist author to the front ranks, right up there with that other smartmouthed-p.i. specialist, Sue Grafton. Read full book review >

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WILD KAT by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 1994

"Since Kat's forays into high seriousness only provide enough foreshadowing to wreck the puzzle, ignore them and enjoy another welcome spin around the block with the heroine who acts as if she'd invented Kute."
Kat Colorado doesn't mess around. Read full book review >

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HONKY TONK KAT by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 1996

"So Kat's seventh is better than her recent cases (Alley Kat Blues, 1995, etc.), though still not up to 1992's Copy Kat. (Mystery Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Not the best month for country-music sensation Dakota Jones: Somebody's been sending her threatening letters and unsolicited subscriptions to Seventeen and Prison Life; somebody's upstaged her Memphis concert with a flash grenade; somebody's killed singer Joni Ames, leaving a note on the body, ``NOW WE'RE EVEN, DAKOTA.'' (Still on the horizon: a dropped spotlight that nearly crushes Dakota, and a batch of cookies like mama never made.) Read full book review >

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KAT'S CRADLE by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 1992

The third Kat Colorado novel (Katwalk, Katapult), a contrived affair, replete with Meaningful Chapter Headings, that concerns weepy Paige (formerly Pearl) Morrell, who hires the sardonically edgy Kat to find her unknown mom—her granny, who has just died, brought Paige up and said nary a word. Read full book review >

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STRAY KAT WALTZ by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Kijewski's ninth packs as much unfocused intensity as Sara's complaints, but the lumbering pace and Kat's gee-whiz undercover work make this less than Kat's finest hour."
Reeling from the murder of her fiancÇ Hank Parker (Kat Scratch Fever, 1997), Kat Colorado is in no mood to buy into Sara Bernard's sad tale of sposal abuse. Read full book review >

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ALLEY KAT BLUES by Karen Kijewski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Nobody blows the feminist whistle as shrilly as Kat—not even in as overemphatic, ill-integrated a tale as this one. (Author tour)"
Sacramento p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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How I Married Karen by Robert J. Avrech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A delightfully romantic, true story of unabashed, unapologetic and unwavering persistence."
A memoir about a young man's coming-of-age as an Orthodox Jew in New York and his protracted courtship of his wife. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >