Search Results: "Margaret Duffy"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

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CORPSE IN WAITING by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Duffy continues her winning ways with this pleasing combination of James Bond thriller and police procedural, sometimes predictable but never boring."
A holiday in Bath designed as a little break from household routine plunges the vacationers into danger. Read full book review >

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DRESSED TO KILL by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"Plucky, angry Mackenzie in particular would be well worth a sequel."
How can the loss of the Chantbury Pyx, a priceless reliquary stolen from a Bath gallery, be related to the murder of Mrs. Pryce, a vicious old biddy whose complaint to Lance Tyler's private inquiry agency about flowers purloined from her garden makes it all too easy for Tyler's partner, Joanna Mackenzie, to identify her when she's struck down with a hammer? Read full book review >

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ROOK-SHOOT by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 20, 1991

"A nice return to jangling form after the rather tiresome Cock Robin."
Now that Falklands hero Major Patrick Gillard has been forced to resign from D-12, the supersecret section of British Intelligence (Who Killed Cock Robin?, 1990), and his novelist wife (also a D-12 member) has finished her manuscript, they're planning a third honeymoon—when Patrick's brother Larry, a schoolmaster overseeing an Outward Bound-like program, asks for help: someone has been sabotaging his outings. Read full book review >

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SOUVENIRS OF MURDER by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Ingrid's turn in the starring role of Duffy's Bond-esque series (Blood Substitute, 2008, etc.) produces a pleasing hybrid of mystery and thriller."
Partners in life and crime-solving, Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard take on what may be the toughest case of their lives. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SUBSTITUTE by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Lashings of Bond-style derring-do cover up nicely for some slapdash plotting."
A husband-and-wife detective team (Cobweb, 2007, etc.) find themselves up to their necks in a hazardous case. Read full book review >

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GERALDINE AND MRS. DUFFY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"As Mrs. Duffy would say, 'Yes, yes, yes.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two mischievous pigs, a timid baby-sitter, and an iguana on the loose make for merry mayhem in this lively tale. Read full book review >

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IT'S DUFFY TIME! by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"When it comes to books about napping, the Wood team cannot beat their own The Napping House, and while their love for their pug is obvious, in terms of fun (or even interesting) dog books, almost anything can beat this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dog's life is a tough one, as evidenced by Duffy's busy day, which consists mostly of naps punctuated by meals. Read full book review >

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DUST TO DUST  by Margaret Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Nonstop action and tangled clues make this one of the best cases for the seldom daunted husband-and-wife team."
Patrick Gillard and his wife, Ingrid Langley, take on what may be their most difficult and dangerous case. Read full book review >

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STEALTH by Margaret Duffy
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Duffy (Rat Poison, 2012, etc.) once more spices her police procedural with Bond-like thrills, this time adding a closer look into the angst-ridden mind of Patrick, who has to kill more often than he'd like."
The connubial crime fighters Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley find themselves yet again in hot water. Read full book review >

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TAINTED GROUND by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Despite much hugger-mugger, there are few clues, no suspense and not the slightest interest in any of the suspects as more than interlopers in the manly skirmish between Patrick and James."
Lt. Col. Patrick Gillard becomes a police officer just in time to run into a triple homicide and trouble with an old friend. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DUFFY by Ruth Krauss
Released: June 15, 1946

"A love of a book."
A delectable book for the distracted parent who wants to wean small sons from too constant demand for the comics. Read full book review >