Search Results: "Laura Dietz"


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IN THE TENTH HOUSE by Laura Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Newcomer Dietz's fevered, often cryptic style makes for a narrative fascinating and annoying in equal measures."
This historical fiction about a doctor's attempt to expose a fake medium dramatizes the uneasy juncture of two highly controversial if burgeoning movements in 1890s England: spiritualism and Freudian psychology. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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THE FLAPPER, THE SCIENTIST, AND THE SABOTEUR by Charlene Bell Dietz
Released: June 13, 2016

"An impressive family tale with a strong cast.
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In this debut novel, a Colorado medical researcher must deal with a lab mystery, thorny secrets, and a boatload of personal conflicts. Read full book review >

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THROW DARTS AT A CHEESECAKE by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The manic heroine, tedious pacing, and witless jokes about food and weight make for a sorry debut."
Why is someone murdering all the members at or near their goal weights in Ellie Bernstein's Weight Winner's club, and does this mean she's next? Read full book review >

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STRANGLE A LOAF OF ITALIAN BREAD by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Dietz (Chain a Lamb Chop to Bed, 2005, etc.) has created some amusing characters in search of a plot coherent enough to showcase their talents."
A diet-club leader with a taste for crime investigates a murder. Read full book review >

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BEAT UP A COOKIE by Denise Dietz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Better luck next time."
The second Ellie Bernstein mystery is just as heavy-handed and empty of witty repartee as the first (Throw Darts at a Cheesecake, 1992), and it's saddled with an even more pedestrian plot. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA'S FALL by William C. Dietz
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Mostly predictable, but no less of a page turner for all that."
Beginning a sort of prequel series to Dietz's Legion of the Damned cycle (A Fighting Chance, 2011, etc.), these are the far-future exploits of what is currently known as the French Foreign Legion. Read full book review >

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LOGOS RUN by Willam C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Some arresting ideas, but given only a cursory workout in favor of nonstop action and starship velocity."
Second adventure in Dietz's planet-hopping, far-future series (Runner, 2005). Read full book review >

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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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DESMOND by Ulysses G. Dietz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"And breathe easy, Anne."
A first novel (subtitled A Novel About Love and the Modern Vampire), that hopes to redefine vampire lore by creating an immortal whose life is dominated by human desires and problems. Read full book review >

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LAURA SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Culinary historian Laura Shapiro hungers for the delectable details of people’s lives—no matter their competence in the kitchen.

“I have always felt very strongly that you don’t have to be a food person—that is to say, an instinctive wonderful cook—to have a relationship with food,” says Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That ...


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RUNNER by William C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"For fans of space opera and action/adventure, this one is not to be missed."
Far-future, planet-hopping adventure, the first in a new series from the author of The Legion of the Damned novels (For Those Who Fell, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >