Search Results: "Keith McCafferty"


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DEAD MAN'S FANCY by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"McCafferty (The Gray Ghost Murders, 2013, etc.) knows his country and his characters, who have a comfortable, lived-in feel and yet shine as individuals. Although the plot takes its own time to unfold, it doesn't drag; McCafferty's understated prose deserves to be savored."
A rescue attempt gone wrong teams up a Montana sheriff and a part-time private eye. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO JUMP BLUES by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The fifth case for McCafferty's fly-tying detective is as rich in history, local color, and unique characters as the first four. You can't help hoping that the two leads will solve the problems of their relationship as readily as all those crimes."
An animal sacrifice is prelude to human murder in Montana. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY GHOST MURDERS by Keith McCafferty
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"The same regulars and the same great scenery as Martha and Sean's debut (The Royal Wulff Murders, 2012). Though the felonious details this time are muddled and often hard to swallow, the central concept behind the complicated pair of cases is irresistible."
A second spate of high-country homicides for Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger and Sean Stranahan, the former Boston PI who solves murders when he isn't painting or fishing. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL WULFF MURDERS by Keith McCafferty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"An entertaining debut, though less of the fishing stuff probably would have been more."
Field & Stream editor McCafferty's first novel is a fish story with a homicidal hook. Read full book review >

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COLD HEARTED RIVER by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An exciting adventure set against some of the West's most stunning landscapes. Cleverly interwoven with the true story of Hemingway's lost trunk, it goes far to elucidate the mystique of fly-fishing."
A tragic accidental death, a suicide, and a probable murder roil the waters in prime Montana fishing country. Read full book review >

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CRAZY MOUNTAIN KISS by Keith McCafferty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Stranahan's fourth case blends humor with heartbreak, all flavors of eccentricity with a struggle for normalcy, and a natural backdrop that can make even the most powerful humans and their deeds look small."
A missing teen requires the special talents of Sean Stranahan—fishing guide, watercolorist, former boxer, and occasional private eye (Dead Man's Fancy, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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CHARMED THIRDS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"Surprisingly mature and witty novel that should snag more than a few adult readers who well remember their college years."
In McCafferty's third Jessica Darling novel, Jessica goes to college and finds the world is not exactly her oyster. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Sharply observed but limited in scope: more by the way of background, or some other dramatic depth, could make such dim and shadowy characters worth caring for."
Fourteen stories set in Pittsburgh describe the quiet griefs of everyday life: a second collection from McCafferty (Director of the World, 1992; One Heart, 1999). Read full book review >

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ONE HEART by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Strong work from a writer to watch."
Loneliness is the dominant emotion in this sad, sensitive first novel by the author of a previous story collection (Director of the World, 1992). Read full book review >

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DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Fine writing in an often touching debut."
Tender, richly textured stories of children and adults working against their feelings of loss, abandonment, and personal dissolution—in a first collection from this year's winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Read full book review >

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FIRST YOU TRY EVERYTHING by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Everyday tragedy takes a surreal spin in this slight but soulful, idiosyncratic tale."
How will brittle, needy, fanciful Evvie cope when her husband Ben falls out of love and leaves her? Badly, is the answer, in this sensitive, offbeat second novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >