Search Results: "Laurie Stevens"


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DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BEFORE DAWN by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2011

"Memorable characters, macabre scenes and a dazzling portrayal of reality will leave readers anxious for book two in the Gabriel McCray series."
Detective Gabriel McCray, the prime suspect in the Malibu Canyon serial killings, grapples with the ghosts of his tormented past in Stevens' (Follow Your Dreams, 2009, etc.) dark murder mystery. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS BAD MANNERS by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An irresistible English import with sequels to come. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A pair of eighth-grade girls, admirers of Holmes and Watson, expose a real murderer in a tony English boarding school in 1934. Read full book review >

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LIZA'S STAR WISH by Diane Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful novel, written with great feeling. (Fiction. 9-11)"
After a year of the grief and turmoil following her sister Holly's drowning, Liza, 14, doesn't want to leave San Antonio to spend the summer in Rockport, Texas, with her cranky, self- centered, bigoted grandmother, Mama Lacey, who has broken her hip. Read full book review >

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WHITE BIRD UNDER THE SUN by Pat Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A somewhat tone-deaf depiction of a white child's picturesque childhood in mid-20th-century Northern Rhodesia."
In this semiautobiographical novel, Stevens (Hero of the Struggle, 2011) recounts his adventurous childhood in South Africa and Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Read full book review >

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THE CATCH by Taylor Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Readers will rejoice that their favorite female menace is back in business."
Stevens resurrects Vanessa "Michael" Munroe, her dangerous, androgynous antihero, for another dark adventure. Read full book review >

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SNAKE OIL by Becca Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A simple, comforting reflection on one woman's crusade to make a difference in the world."
A memoir of hands-on healing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"An engaging argument for justice for a flawed but perhaps wrongfully disgraced civil servant."
A reconsideration of one of the most notorious scandals of the Warren Harding presidency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"This study of Indo-European's primal building blocks and their interactions should be irresistible to the layman or devotee of origins. Stevens, an adventurer in language, demonstrates considerable prowess (from Es, to exist) in making the journey both edifying and entertaining."
Stevens (Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff, 2008) proves etymology remains a lively pursuit in this engrossing, sometimes-startling dissection of Indo-European, an ancient language that is the basis for half of the world's modern tongues.Read full book review >