Search Results: "M.J. Moeller"


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THE DEVIL'S APPRENTICE by M.J. Moeller
Released: June 30, 2012

"A fine debut that effectively combines the twists of a murder mystery with the scares of a ghost story."
In Moeller's debut mystery thriller, a woman managing the restoration and sale of her late father's estate encounters secrets, lies and a mystery involving missing women. Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1989

Written simply and straightforwardly, yet with great subtlety and insight, this first published work by a former photojournalist is an engrossing survey of the output and attitudes of American photographers from the Spanish-American to the Vietnam wars. Read full book review >

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THE INFIDEL STAIN by M.J. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Lacking the freshness and exoticism of the earlier story, this new Avery and Blake episode offers solid yet wordier, more predictable entertainment."
An unconventional detective duo reunites to solve a series of gory murders in Dickensian London, a city where privilege dwells alongside grievous inequality. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGLER VINE by M.J. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Making pleasing use of the developing bromance/adventure formula and a wealth of research, Carter delivers an engaging, skeptical, modern take on empire."
Exotically detailed and sprinkled with derring-do, Carter's historical novel follows an inscrutable old hand and a well-intentioned rookie on a quest that takes them deep into the heart of colonial India. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting."
Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A suspenseful and enigmatic story, with gripping historical details and the paranormal subtext Rose has become famous for, which will please her many fans."
Jac L'Etoilemythologist, historian and TV host—becomes embroiled in a quest to find a lost potion that might promise immortality, while revisiting a past love and navigating a dangerous mystery. Read full book review >

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SILENT COURT by M.J. Trow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"History buffs amused by the conceit of Marlowe's many professional hats can have the additional fun of pouncing on minor historical anachronisms. For those who aren't ardent fans of the era, however, the latest from Trow (Lestrade and the Ripper, 1999, etc.) might as well be ancient history."
Christopher Marlowe's role in history is rewritten. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A quiet meditation on the great significance of small things."
Genial and sometimes lyrical memoir of a South Dakota girlhood and an East Coast adolescence and adulthood—with Tolstoy and Anna Karenina serving as signposts along the way. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A sensuous, sumptuous, and spellbinding novel."
An artist with magical gifts is unable to paint after a series of tragedies makes her question her path, but a visit to an ancient French château forces her to re-evaluate everything. Read full book review >

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ELEVENTH HOUR by M.J. Trow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"Fans of Trow's charismatic playwright hero (Secret World, 2015, etc.) will welcome deeper insight into his complex character in this bawdy, witty, and mostly historically informed eighth adventure."
Elizabethan theater, intrigue, dark arts, and the man of many talents who takes on all three. Read full book review >

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USELESS BAY by M.J. Beaufrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though a few plot twists strain credulity, at its best this is a taut, suspenseful page-turner in which severed body parts, human and canine, fantastic and real, figure prominently—call it magical realism, horror division. (Magical realism/thriller. 13-18)"
On Whidbey Island, Washington, the Gray teens—tall, blond, white quintuplets—and one smart bloodhound specialize in search and rescue (missing toddlers, lost pets); this time, their neighbor and friend Grant Shepherd, 10, has disappeared, and complications ensue. Read full book review >