Search Results: "Lyndsay Faye"


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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Vividly atmospheric; the thieves' slang all by itself evokes 19th-century New York with wonderful specificity. Let's hope Faye finds more dirty work for her intriguingly conflicted hero."
Bartender-turned-"copper star" Timothy Wilde returns in a second mordant historical mystery (The Gods of Gotham, 2012). Read full book review >

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DUST AND SHADOW by Lyndsay Faye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Faye's debut novel faithfully captures period flavor, though a lighter touch would have been welcome at times. Her greater achievement is using the Ripper case to present a more complex portrait of Holmes and his world."
Once more Sherlock Holmes pursues Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >

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JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies."
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE ART OF DETECTION by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"It's refreshing to see Holmes be Holmes. Fans and neophytes alike should cheer Faye's reinvigoration of Conan Doyle's hero and his panoramic world."
Seasoned Sherlock-ian Faye (Jane Steele, 2016, etc.) adds two new stories to 13 she's previously published to give a synoptic overview of the career of the famed consulting detective. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"More fine work from a writer smart enough to know when a series has run its course. It will be exciting to see what the talented Faye decides to do next."
Concluding volume in Faye's gritty, atmospheric trilogy (Seven for a Secret, 2013, etc.) about New York City's fledgling police force.Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GOTHAM by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2012

"Faye's damaged but appealing hero seems likely to have more adventures ahead, and they'll be welcomed by anyone who appreciates strong, atmospheric storytelling."
Displaying the same gift for characterization that refreshed her retelling of the Jack the Ripper case (Dust and Shadow, 2009), Faye crafts a top-notch historical thriller. Read full book review >

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MAMA AND ME AND THE MODEL T by Faye Gibbons
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This boisterous tip of the hat toward equality of the sexes is as fit and funny as a family story ought to be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-15299-6 The Searcys and the Longs (Mountain Wedding, 1996) return in this deep-South, mountain-valley duel of the sexes. Read full book review >

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MY SECOND LIFE by Faye Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A page-turning mystery with a spot-on emotional core. (author's note) (Mystery. 14 & up)"
A teen living her second life is haunted by having killed someone in her first. Read full book review >

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HELP LINE by Faye Sultan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"A particular shame in this synthetic sequel is that what looks like the most original variation on the serial-killer formula—the duplicitous reporter bent on discrediting the heroine—turns out to be just more of the same old same old."
Another dogged forensic psychologist tracks another serial killer, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN by Faye Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"A double dose of Faye and her wonderful kids, though the absence of her husband Jonathan is sorely felt."
A Kellerman compendium, complete with the author's own self-indulgent introductions. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Warm, funny, fast-moving, even decently written: Kellerman at her unassuming best."
Back again—and in top form—are LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus (Jupiter's Bones, 1999, etc.) for their 13th praiseworthy attempt to cope with a world they never made. Read full book review >