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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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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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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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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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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LESTRADE AND THE GIFT OF THE PRINCE by M.J. Trow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Sholto Lestrade, presides over the politically delicate investigation—and a dozen indelicate jokes about what a Scotsman wears under his kilt."
Lestrade And The Gift Of The Prince ($19.95; Jan.; 208 pp.; 0-89526-523-3) No sooner is Prince Albert in his grave (courtesy of a slyly amusing prologue that casts his royal widow's friendship with John Brown in an interesting new light) than murder strikes Victoria's household when servant girl Amy Macpherson is killed at Balmoral Castle. Read full book review >

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FLESH TONES by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A lush story dressed in upscale detail and brand names, with a tight pace and silky surface. Underneath the surface, though, is just more surface."
Courtroom drama adds texture and suspense to Rose's third tale (In Fidelity, 2001, etc.) of crime, lust, and obsession. Read full book review >

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Nightsong by M.J. Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2016

"An enjoyable, satisfying escape with a unique twist."
After witnessing the abduction of a young child in Hoboken, New Jersey, a woman begins to channel her inner Neanderthal in this genre-bending mystery. Read full book review >