Search Results: "Lisa Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >

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AVA GARDNER by Lee Server
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Overlong, yet never dull. Server writes with a contagious enthusiasm for his subject and a solid grasp of Hollywood history that Ava's fans and film buffs will enjoy."
Little falls on the cutting room floor is this full-dress biography of a screen icon. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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AVA GARDNER by Ava Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Juicy, but it leaves a nasty aftertaste."
Based on the movie star's late-night ramblings, an unvarnished account of her marriages and affairs in golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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FIND HER by Lisa Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story."
A kidnapping survivor-turned-vigilante tries to save another young woman while the police do everything they can to save them both. Read full book review >

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LIVE TO TELL by Lisa Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"An adventurous tale with a bit too much 'woo-woo' paranormal but just the right pace and lots of action. Gardner (The Neighbor, 2009, etc.) has another hit on her hands."
Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren returns to delve into a series of family murders. Read full book review >

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TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Even readers who figure out the ringleader long before Tessa and Wyatt will get behind on their sleep turning pages to make sure they're right."
A team of hard-nosed professionals interrupts a troubled couple's tentative reunion by kidnapping them both, along with their teenage daughter, in Gardner's latest kitchen-sink thrill ride. Read full book review >

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GONE by Lisa Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"As ever, Gardner is hot to plot, but few are the twists fresh enough to counter been-there-read-that."
A cop—and mainstay of the Connor-Quincy series (The Killing Hour, 2003, etc.)—is kidnapped, but is it really for ransom? Read full book review >

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RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"With its shaky armchair psychology and excessive plot threads, this is a series low point."
A teenager with a troubled past becomes the prime suspect in a string of brutal murders, but ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, think there's more to the story. Read full book review >

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CRASH & BURN by Lisa Gardner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Gardner tacks on so many twists that even the most astute reader will be confused, and even the intriguing resolution, when it finally comes, doesn't answer all the plot's unnecessary questions."
A New Hampshire cop tries to piece together a mysterious woman's life following a car accident and discovers nothing is as it seems. Read full book review >