Search Results: "Molly Caldwell Crosby"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"A capable, readable account of a medical mystery."
The engaging story of the outbreak of a bizarre disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Lacks the excitement of a truly thrilling heist caper, but offers an illuminating glimpse into England's criminal past."
A World War I-era true-crime tale about the theft of the world's most valuable necklace. Read full book review >

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WIENER WOLF by Jeff Crosby
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Running with wolves is enticing, but coming back home is always a comfort. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wiener Dog is a bored and pampered dachshund itching to break away from his ho-hum life in the lap of his doting owner, an old-fashioned grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKABILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jeff Crosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A snazzy, music-themed twist on a classic story that both children and adults will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the first glimpse of the slicked-up pompadours and hot rods of the Rockabilly Goats, readers will know that they are in for a good time with this rock-'n'-roll interpretation of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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A Good Catholic Girl by Cathy Crosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A bracing vindication of the rights of women through one remarkable woman's postwar story."
A debut memoir that recalls the writer's struggles to succeed and find happiness despite the obstacles—familial, social, legal, and personal—that stood in her way. Read full book review >

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THE SAUVIGNON SECRET by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"To her string of Wine Country cases (The Viognier Vendetta, 2010, etc.), Crosby adds another well-conceived mystery and the latest dispatches concerning Lucie's troubled love life."
Virginia wine grower Lucie Montgomery becomes involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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DEADLY PROSPECTS by Virginia Crosby
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The mind reels, but not in pleasure."
Hardly have retired Tipton College Professor Ondine Jellicoe and her boarder/lover, framemaker Pavel Havel, gotten used to the idea that celebrated artist Granville Foote will be returning to their quiet Paris neighborhood—to be joined by his sister, fellow Tipton retiree Carlotta Foote Chalmers, and his two nieces and grandniece—than the Foote family seems to self-destruct in a shower of stylish sparks. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMPAGNE CONSPIRACY by Ellen Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Crosby's cases featuring the sleuthing winemaker and her troubled romantic partner (The Sauvignon Secret, 2011, etc.) are always good value. Even mystery mavens who miss the clue to who's pulling the strings will savor the spicy family relationships."
A dress found in an attic is the first clue in a mystery spanning decades. Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

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THE HALDANES by Caroline Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 1993

"Anglophilic bash."
An intriguing departure for Jessica Stirling, writing as Crosby, from her chronicles of struggle and bootstrap triumphs in 19th-century Glasgow and from the richly peopled courtroom period drama (Lantern for the Dark, 1992): here, in a 1920's tale set mainly in a girls' boarding school in Scotland, an insecure and lonely 15-year-old girl finds direction and a kind of security. Read full book review >

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GHOST IMAGE by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"The second in Crosby's new series (Multiple Exposure, 2013) is a quick-moving mystery with a wealth of fascinating material on gardening in Colonial times and the value of plants in sustaining life on Earth."
A photojournalist searches for clues to a suspicious death. Read full book review >

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THE VIOGNIER VENDETTA by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Another pleasing combination of mystery, history and romance in a series that never disappoints."
Those reunions with college classmates can be murder. Read full book review >