Search Results: "Lindsay Ashford"


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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MISS JANE AUSTEN by Lindsay Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Ashford (Strange Blood, 2007, etc.) cleverly weaves historical facts into a whodunit written in Austen's style. Janeites may be enthralled or appalled, but they'll agree that this literate page-turner is thought-provoking."
Did dangerous family secrets lead to the murder of Jane Austen? Read full book review >

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STRANGE BLOOD by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"The killer's motivation is both too explicitly telegraphed and unconvincing. When she sticks to her detectives, though, Ashford is a whiz as a storyteller. Her inventiveness, economy and pace ought to shame recent bloated epics by Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs into crash diets."
Forensic psychologist Megan Rhys's second case is even more grisly than her striking first (Frozen, 2006). Read full book review >

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FROZEN by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"The intriguing heroine's complicated debut can be hard to follow but is well worth the effort."
The West Midlands police call upon a professor of investigative psychology—based, the author claims, on actual people—to help in an investigation. Read full book review >

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AN ILLEGAL SOLUTION by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1991

"Twisty ethics and well-drawn characters mark this as one of the author's better efforts, and Brent's downbeat love life, his changing attitude toward his partner and his work, are compelling enough to warrant a second book, maybe even a series."
A slim, dour examination of the flip-flop nature of right and wrong, from the veteran author (A Conflict of Interests, etc.) of moral enigmas. Read full book review >

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MURDER WILL OUT by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fans of the sunny Mallorcan mysteries Ashford writes as Roderic Jeffries (An Enigmatic Disappearance, above, etc.) will be happy to know he can put the screws more tightly to Keen than he'd ever dream to doing to Inspector Alvarez."
Constable Mike Keen, whose wife has just walked out on him, is in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

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LOOKING-GLASS JUSTICE by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A perfect evening's entertainment."
This latest sardonic fable from the prolific Ashford (The Cost of Innocence, 1999, etc.) jumps from Freetown to Fretstone to link two unlikely heroes: masterful Esme Lynch, who's smuggling stolen diamonds from Sierra Leone, and hapless ad writer Dick Frayne, who's married for money and is now paying the price. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS FRIENDSHIP by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Serviceable low-level work from an old pro (Illegal Guilt, 2007, etc.). Shorn of the nagging moral quiddities that are Ashford's stock in trade, there's not much meat on these bones."
A security officer falls under suspicion when information about targets ripe for robbery is leaked from his CID office. Read full book review >

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LORD SEBASTIAN'S SECRET by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A busy and steamy romance where the conflict is a bit manufactured but the love is not."
They're perfect for each other—but their families aren't. Read full book review >

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AN HONEST BETRAYAL by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Only in the finale, when the criminal rounds on Ballard with a hollowly ironic self-defense, does Ashford's crisp plotting sag."
A day after gunning down Dave Cairnes's criminal rival, Bob Jenner, the assassin, one John Doe, is escaping after a night of hired, heightened sex when his driver accidentally hits and kills young Simon Kerr. Read full book review >