Search Results: "Maggie Toussaint"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE AND DONE IT by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2014

"Toussaint takes a break from her Cleopatra Jones series (Dime if I Know, 2013, etc.) for a brisk plunge into the paranormal."
A landscaper uses her psychic powers to solve murders old and new. Read full book review >

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ON THE NICKEL by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2011

"The second in this amusing and romantic series (In for a Penny, 2008) is a welcome addition to the cozy ranks."
Just when life is finally improving for divorced accountant Cleopatra Jones, a secret from the past reaches out to bite her Mama. Read full book review >

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IN FOR A PENNY by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2008

"Toussaint's debut is a mildly amusing addition to the cozy ranks with possibilities for future development."
What fun is it for an amateur suburban sleuth to encounter a corpse when the suspects are her friends and relatives? Read full book review >

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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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BUBBA DONE IT by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2015

"Toussaint's second Dreamwalker entry (Gone and Done It, 2014) is a walk on the paranormal side with a gritty heroine and plenty of Bubbas."
A Georgia single mother with psychic powers races to find a killer before she's next on the list. Read full book review >

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DIME IF I KNOW by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"As Toussaint makes her third entry into the sassy-working-girl-with-messed-up-love-life-solves-mysteries race, you keep hoping that someone will send Cleo a copy of He's Just Not That into You."
Accountant Cleopatra Jones shifts into overdrive when her boyfriend is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH, ISLAND STYLE by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"In a departure from her Cleopatra Jones series (On the Nickel, 2011, etc.), Toussaint creates a gutsy heroine whose struggles with murder and romance add up to a very enjoyable read."
A widow tries to rebuild her life only to have her past come back to haunt her. Read full book review >

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DOGGONE IT  by Maggie Toussaint
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"Plenty of hair-raising action as the likable, gutsy lead battles forces of evil."
In Toussaint's (Bubba Done It, 2015, etc.) third Dreamwalker adventure, a woman with an unusual job risks her life to unravel a mystery. Read full book review >

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TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Myers makes the story accessible, underplaying the text in light of the expressive paintings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Myers (Glorious Angels, 1995, etc.), inspired by a series of 1930s paintings by Lawrence, pens a straightforward narrative, subtitled "The Fight for Haiti's Freedom," about the freedom fighter Toussaint L'Ouverture. Read full book review >

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PIERRE TOUSSAINT by Arthur Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"An engaging picture of a life that was, in itself, a miracle."
The rags-to-respect story of a Haitian-born slave whose emigration to NYC unfolded a lifetime of good works in the name of faith that now prompt proposals to make him the first black American Catholic saint. Read full book review >

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TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE by Philippe Girard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A groundbreaking biography that underscores the difficulties of leading slaves to freedom and avoiding violent extremes."
A biography of the man who challenged the power of the leading empires of his day and led the only successful slave revolt in human history. Read full book review >

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TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE by Madison Smartt Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"An informed correction to biographies that have demonized or lionized Toussaint. Note: Bell's documentation is erratic; sometimes he identifies his sources, sometimes he doesn't."
A sympathetic and sometimes necessarily speculative biography of the Haitian leader whose military and political acumen made possible the independence of his country—although he died in a French prison before the official declaration on Jan. 1, 1804. Read full book review >