Search Results: "Kerrie Hess"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"A resourceful guide but not nearly as frugal as the title suggests."
Advice for fashionistas who want to save money. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"For young readers not quite ready for Ann Bausum's masterly With Courage and Cloth (2004), the survey offers a powerful lesson in the vindication of the rights of women. (resources, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A timeline that starts in January 1777, when Mary Katherine Goddard printed the first full copy of the Declaration of Independence, and ends with the women's suffrage amendment passed in 1920 opens this fine history of how women got the vote in the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2010

"An attractive, well-written volume that, through the better activities, makes learning history a hands-on affair. (places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a clear and interesting biography of the 26th President, plus 21 activities to supplement the narrative. Read full book review >

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OUT ON A LIMB by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"A lot more antic than Claire's usual fare, though fans looking for a more successful mixture of mystery and farce should wait for Hess's next dispatch from Maggody, Arkansas, miles and worlds away from Claire's Fayetteville."
Bookseller Claire Malloy (A Conventional Corpse, 2000, etc.) knows when her daughter has a real problem and when she's just acting like a teenager. Read full book review >

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TICKLED TO DEATH by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 1994

"There's more, much more, in this quagmire of a plot, bogged down with paper-thin characters, heavy-handed whimsy, a denouement that defies belief, and a heroine who grows ever more unappealing. (Author tour)"
A ninth adventure for Farberville's nosy bookstore owner Claire Malloy (Poisoned Pins, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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PRIDE V. PREJUDICE by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Even a dreamboat husband and a dream house don't seem to satisfy Claire, whose sulky sense of amour-propre makes her teenage daughter, Caron, seem mature."
Bookseller Claire Malloy (Murder as a Second Language, 2013, etc.) gets pissed off at a local prosecutor. Read full book review >

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BUSY BODIES by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 1995

"Die-hard fans may accept the frenetic plotting; others will direct heartfelt sympathies to Lieutenant Peter Rosen."
Farberville, Ark., home to Claire Malloy (Tickled to Death, 1994, etc.)—queen of the busybodies, owner of the local bookstore, and mother of wearing teenager Caron—is agog over the antics of bankable Houston artist Zeno Gorgias. Read full book review >

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murder@maggody.com by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Mary's Mead."
It looks as if, for once in his sorry life, Jim Bob Buchanon, beetle-browed mayor of Maggody, Ark. Read full book review >

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MAGGODY IN MANHATTAN by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"Die-hard fans will probably love it."
Arly Hanks, Police Chief of Maggody, Arkansas, is forced out of her sleepy everyday routine after Ruby Bee, her diner-owner mom, wins a trip to New York as a finalist in the Krazy Koko-Nut cooking contest. Read full book review >

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MALPRACTICE IN MAGGODY by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Zany as ever, Hess's latest is a sure cure for whatever ails you. "
The cure is definitely worse than the disease when shady doctors open a rehab clinic in rural Arkansas. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE BODY by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2005

"A deluge of puzzlement, somewhat unevenly distributed, but leavened as always by Claire's ready wit."
Claire Malloy (Out on a Limb, 2002, etc.) house-sits for a friend who turns out to be one shady lady. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1998

"As Hess makes all too clear, shelters aren't slaughterhouses but sanctuaries, witness—protection programs for animals that are more refugees—from neglect or abuse or abandonment—than strays. (Author tour)"
A revelatory, smartly written account of the workings at an impressive animal shelter in New York State, from Village Voice art critic (and shelter volunteer) Hess. Read full book review >