Search Results: "Laura DiSilverio"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWIFT EDGE by Laura DiSilverio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Charlie's second doesn't live up to the quirky charm of her series debut (Swift Justice, 2010) but still deserves better-than-average scores."
The case of a missing figure skater ushers a private eye into a world whose skaters' personalities are more fearsome than the investigation itself. Read full book review >

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CLOSE CALL by Laura DiSilverio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"Though lacking the banter typical of DiSilverio's series (The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala, 2016, etc.), this stand-alone has a fast-moving plot that's so engrossing you may not notice its failure to delve into the complexity of D.C. politics."
After accidentally exchanging phones with a killer for hire, a woman must rely on her estranged sister's help to recover her phone and her life. Read full book review >

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THAT LAST WEEKEND by Laura DiSilverio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"DiSilverio's signature easy-to-follow plotting draws readers in without relying on a specific theme, as proven by recent forays into science fiction (Incubation, 2016, etc.) and political thrillers (Close Call, 2016, etc.)."
Returning to the scene of a past crime, five friends don't know whom to trust because they fear one of them may be a murderer. Read full book review >

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SWIFT RUN by Laura DiSilverio
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Though the action grinds to a painful halt when Charlie pairs off with her potential love interests, anything can happen when Gigi's at the helm."
Odd-couple female investigators take on an equally odd case when they're hired to look into the disappearance of the man who used to be married to one of them. Read full book review >

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SWIFT JUSTICE by Laura DiSilverio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Though Gigi's disastrously silly scrapes exasperate Charlie, readers will eat them up in this charming series debut by DiSilverio, aka Lila Dare (Tressed to Kill, 2010)."
A private investigator is saddled with her silent partner's not-so-silent ex-wife. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LAURA BLUNDY by Julie Myerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The labors of love take on new meaning here, but despite the hypnotic quality of the prose, too many shadows fall across the heart of Laura Blundy, concealing more than they reveal."
Starting with a grisly murder scene, Myerson's fourth novel (after Me and the Fat Man, 1999, etc.) probes murky waters in Victorian London, as a woman crippled and in love trades in her surgeon husband for a married laborer. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >