Search Results: "Maureen Lipinski"


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SHADOW'S EDGE by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Pass. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Leah Spencer isn't just the new kid at Westerville High, she's an unwilling Créatúir Shaman, desperate to shed her responsibilities to the "Other Realm" and live the life of a normal Texas teenager. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA ASCENDING by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Still, this is an entertaining, quick read. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Readers who enjoyed Leah Spencer's mystical adventures in the first series outing, Shadow's Edge (2012), will find even more to love in the second. Read full book review >

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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

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THE FALL-DOWN ARTIST by Thomas Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 1994

"A first novel that combines a tangy serving of beer-soaked Pittsburgh atmosphere with a robustly satisfying yarn."
Carroll Dorsey's been on the run all his life, it seems, from his political kingmaker father: He quit law school, enlisted in the army, and ended up in what Martin Dorsey considers a dead-end job as a freelance insurance investigator. Read full book review >

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God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A deadly and exhilarating game of cat and mouse that has all the makings of an engaging series about fighting terrorists."
Homeland Security agents rush to prevent large-scale cyberwarfare in this thriller. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE OF HER TOMBSTONE by Thomas Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 1996

"Even darker than Dorsey's grim debut, The Fall-Down Artist (1994): perfect reading material for one of those rainy days you wish would go on forever."
With his days as Al Rosek's replacement bartender numbered by the return of Rosek's regular man, Pittsburgh gumshoe Carroll Dorsey finds himself getting pulled back into investigative work by old Mrs. Leneski, who's convinced that neighborhood junkies have made off with her granddaughter, Maritsa Durant, missing for two months. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINES by Lynn Lipinski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An ordinary murder mystery energized by extraordinary, impassioned characters."
In Lipinski's debut thriller, a young man digs into his late mother's buried history, but he may have been better off not learning the family secret. Read full book review >

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NEXT OF KIN by Maureen Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sarah grows from an idea to a more fully realized character in this fourth installment of a series (Child's Play, 2014, etc.) that may just be hitting its stride."
A detective investigating a string of sex crimes senses that the key may be found in understanding her own biases against the perpetrators. Read full book review >

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DYING BAD by Maureen Carter
Released: March 1, 2013

"The dialogue Carter (Mother Love, 2012, etc.) provides between the enemies-turned-collaborators is so snappy that readers may well forgive the lack of narrative drive."
Fast-talking enemies must join forces to stop the leader of a child prostitution ring from striking again. Read full book review >

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MOTHER LOVE by Maureen Carter
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Carter (A Question of Despair, 2011, etc.) delivers another well-turned procedural, with the Quinn/King relationship better developed than in her last installment."
A missing woman reignites the fires of animosity between an icy detective and a scheming reporter. Read full book review >

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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >