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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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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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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THE PRICE OF FAILURE by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 1998

"This time out, Ashford (The Bitter Bite, 1996, etc., etc.) applies the screws to his sympathetic cop with irresistible relish."
At first it seems like a simple case of kidnapping. 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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LOYAL DISLOYALTY by Jeffrey Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"It's only when the police step in that things get predictable."
Someone is using a series of stolen dogs to lure unsuspecting women into the back of his car and rape them, and the someone is stuffy parvenu Thomas Walker-Jones, who owns Royal Motors and secretly has an interest in a convenient wrecking company called Jones and Son as well. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LIKE A DUKE  by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A fun book, well worth reading, even if the plot is occasionally confusing."
A bluestocking who avoids society faces her fears during a long house party with the help of a suave and accomplished beau. Read full book review >

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BLOODKIN by Cathy Ashford
Released: June 27, 2013

"A detailed, wandering adventure that promises more rewarding clashes to come."
This teen fantasy debut introduces a young heir who must harness his magical ancestry while navigating the perils of romance and politics. Read full book review >