Search Results: "Maggie Barbieri"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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QUICK STUDY by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Barbieri's third college-themed mystery has little college and less mystery. Getting Alison into scrapes and having Crawford save her bacon is the main item on the syllabus."
As a pricey new Big Apple condo development threatens to obscure current residents' view of the Hudson, a college teacher unearths dark doings at the construction site. Read full book review >

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION by Maggie Barbieri
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Connecting the dots is made harder by the double distractions of her coaching duties and Crawford's strange new remoteness. But Alison doesn't leave the job half done—no matter how many extra jobs she picks up."
English Professor Alison Bergeron (Third Degree, 2010, etc.) gets stuck with another crap assignment when St. Thomas' basketball coach buys it during a game. Read full book review >

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THIRD DEGREE by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"The only mystery in Barbieri's fifth is why Alison keeps drinking coffee she hates but can't commit to the man she loves."
A professor stumbles on yet another dead body while wondering whether to get married. Read full book review >

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FINAL EXAM by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Though the puzzle her author sets has all the suspense of a Shakespeare sonnet, Alison has enough charm to earn Final Exam a passing grade."
English professor Alison Bergeron (Quick Study, 2008, etc.) gets stuck with dorm duty when a residence director goes AWOL. Read full book review >

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MURDER 101 by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Alison is game enough, and her amatory life absorbing enough, to make you almost forgive the absence of authentic mystery."
An English professor finds herself both the target of a murder investigation and the object of the investigator's affections in Barbieri's mystery debut. Read full book review >

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LIES THAT BIND  by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Maeve's second outing matches all the reward of being a daughter and all the challenge of being a parent with the newfound wonder of becoming a sister."
Maeve Conlon's life changes forever when a former neighbor reveals that she has a sister. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LIE by Maggie Barbieri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Grace and humor mark this tale of a woman trying to protect her family without losing herself."
The creator of the college-themed cozies in the Murder 101 series (Extra Credit, 2012, etc.) goes big in her first stand-alone. Read full book review >

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EXTRA CREDIT by Maggie Barbieri
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Sorting out her priorities might not be such a bad idea for Alison, now on her seventh and least focused foray into amateur sleuthing."
A wacky stepfamily distracts a college professor from her boring job. Read full book review >

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES by Maggie Barbieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"Alison's still a charmer, but Barbieri's second is long on romance and short on mystery."
An English professor waits for her married boyfriend's freedom, dates a New York Ranger and finds dead bodies. Read full book review >

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MUGGIE MAGGIE by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: May 23, 1990

"Still, with its' sharp observations and crisp dialogue, even second-best Cleary can hold its own with most books on this level."
The best-selling author's first novel since 1984 takes up a third-grade rite of passage: learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >