Search Results: "Maggie Toussaint"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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MONSIEUR by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"A splendidly realized portrait of a non-hero, whose boring life is anything but."
Another deceptively slender novel from French writer Toussaint, more austere than The Bathroom (1990) but just as accomplished. Read full book review >

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BUG DETECTIVE by Maggie Li
by Maggie Li, illustrated by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For readers who can get beyond the use of the generic 'bug,' this could be an engaging invitation to explore the world of small creatures. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Curious facts about familiar invertebrates are packaged with a magnifying glass for extended observations. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY by Maggie Smith
by Maggie Smith, illustrated by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"However, humor aside, Smith's tale of true bliss discovered and dreams achieved sends a heart-warming message that younger readers can treasure. (Picture book.5-8)"
Smith's hilarious tale recounts the misadventures of a stuffed elephant's search to discover his "Perfect Match." Read full book review >

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TELEVISION by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"Ever so slightly redundant and attenuated, but most readers will be charmed nonetheless. Very entertaining indeed."
In a wry 1997 novel, his fourth in English translation, clever Belgian author Toussaint (Making Love, 2004, etc.) tackles the omnipresence of television in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE MOOSE by Maggie Kneen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"The sweet message of friendship and sugary illustrations cannot overcome the book's basic illogic. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A chocoholic moose misreads "mouse" on a help-wanted sign and ends up working at Mrs. Mouse's bakery. Read full book review >