Search Results: "Laurie Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

DEB ON AIR—LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"In spite of being saddled with a nightmare family, Dainty performs admirably amid a sea of suspects."
A debutante detective must resolve her boss' troubles to keep her job. Read full book review >

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JURY RIGGED by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2008

"Moore (The Wild Orchid Society, 2004, etc.) definitely thrives on excess. But she's wildly funny and impressively adroit at tying up all the wacky bits and pieces. Go ahead and read it. You need a good laugh."
A Fort Worth homicide cop takes a month's leave to pursue a legal career. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF THE DEB by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Forget plots and subplots. Moore (Deb on Air—Live At Five, 2013, etc.) has so much going on that readers may have to take notes."
A debutante finds herself responsible for handling a mishmash of potential disasters. Read full book review >

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DEB ON ARRIVAL--LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2010

"Though Moore (Woman Strangled—News at Ten, 2009, etc.) doesn't write well enough to maintain her heroine's distinctive voice while she juggles her riotously complicated life, it's impossible to not get wrapped up in her debutante's debut."
Introducing Dallas's Debutante Detective Agency, which deals in minor mysteries and major sass. Read full book review >

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THE LADY GODIVA MURDER by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Ignore the false notes here—the tough-but-vulnerable swagger, the overheated backstory, the witless Who's-on-First interlude, the interminable windup—and pray that Moore, who's well worth watching, sticks to her best stuff next time."
How's this for a conflict of interest? Read full book review >

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WANTED—DEB OR ALIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Less a mystery than a buddy adventure, the second in this series will please those enamored of Dainty's disasters, so long as they don't mind the high body count."
Debutante Dainty Prescott (Deb on Arrival—Live at Five, 2010, etc.) goes south of the border. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The states appear in a final gallery, with a few statistics to square off the whole funny enterprise. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Imagine the states, Kansas, California, Ohio, and all the rest, as people with toothy grins, ping-pong balls for eyes, pipe cleaner limbs, and full-blown personalities. Read full book review >

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OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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VILLAIN KEEPER by Laurie McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A promising new series gets off to a shaky start; here's hoping subsequent volumes smooth out the ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Determined to gain both his father's approval and the title of Elite Paladin, 12-year-old Prince Caden embarks on a quest to slay a dragon—and ends up in a different and very strange universe. Read full book review >

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JUST MYRTO by Laurie Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2014

"This rather odd tale should appeal to thinkers and fans of ancient historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
An unusual, quiet historical novel chronicles what the life of Socrates' second wife may have been like. Read full book review >

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MAYBE I WILL by Laurie Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2013

"A careful treatment of a difficult topic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Before the sexual assault, Sandy was an upbeat, Shakespeare-loving teen with two close friends and ambitions of pursuing theater at Juilliard. Read full book review >