Search Results: "Marcia Talley"


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ALL THINGS UNDYING by Marcia Talley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Hannah (Without a Grave, 2009, etc.) is so endearing that even readers who scoff at second sight will be touched by the poignant rendering of 'Abba Dabba Honeymoon' relayed to her."
A medium delivers messages from the past. Read full book review >

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NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX by Marcia Talley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite the title, with its easy echo of the collaborative Naked Came the Stranger and Naked Came the Manatee, the real model this time is much older Detection Club whodunits like The Floating Admiral, with the pleasures and perils, despite the cutting-edge trimmings, equally '30s."
Accompanying her recently widowed mother, Hilda Finch, to Phoenix, the exclusive Virginia spa, Julliard-trained cellist Caroline Blessing is soon up to her neck in stardust, backbiting, and murder, courtesy of 13 female crime novelists. Read full book review >

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THE LAST REFUGE by Marcia Talley
Released: July 1, 2012

"The crimes are definitely secondary to the tidbits about colonial Annapolis. Most readers will feel Hannah's pain at the era's lack of shampoo and toothpaste."
Hannah Ives (A Quiet Death, 2011, etc.) agrees to wear a wig and a farthingale for three months. Read full book review >

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DARK PASSAGE by Marcia Talley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although Talley (The Last Refuge, 2012, etc.) has a knack for sketching character and setting, this voyage is only mildly diverting."
All the three sisters want is pleasant company and a little pampering on a luxury cruise ship—not a murderer for a shipmate. Read full book review >

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I’D KILL FOR THAT by Marcia Talley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2004

"Top honors go to Lynds for her effortless kickoff. The co-conspirators are rounded out by Rita Mae Brown, Lisa Gardner, Linda Fairstein, Kay Hooper, Heather Graham, Jennifer Crusie, Tina Wainscott, Katherine Neville, and editor Talley."
Thirteen female authors pool their talents in this round-robin tale of murder at an exclusive gated community on the Chesapeake Bay. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT A GRAVE by Marcia Talley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Hannah (Dead Man Dancing, 2008, etc.) is likable but not very memorable. The plot is merely an excuse for extolling a Caribbean retirement whose virtues seem pretty clear already."
A scrappy granny survives cancer, too many Bahama Mamas, a wildfire, a hurricane and even getting shot at. Read full book review >

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A QUIET DEATH by Marcia Talley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"If you've a taste for love denied, love reunited and coincidences piled on coincidences, you'll have plenty to swoon over here."
A cache of love letters lead to murder. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS TO MURDER by Marcia Talley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"As Talley's 15th cozy reminds us once more, you can't take her genial heroine (Daughter of Ashes, 2015, etc.) anywhere without her stumbling into a different form of homicide."
A West Coast convention for Bigfoot believers takes a hairy turn. Read full book review >

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LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"As the young women gain confidence and independence, they arrive at a hopeful ending with a future that's inclusive in more ways than one. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story about desegregation that also tackles sexual identity. Read full book review >

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AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This adaptation's bewitching intrigues and enthralling deceptions will whet the daggers of any reader's mind. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A group of high school students find themselves caught in a familiar spiral of vaulting ambition and direst cruelty in Talley's 21st-century spin on Shakespeare's bloody tragedy Macbeth. Read full book review >

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OUR OWN PRIVATE UNIVERSE by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An important and heartfelt contribution to contemporary teen lit about queer women: hopeful, realistic, and romantic, Talley's newest is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A diverse story of first times and finding oneself. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >