Search Results: "Perri Knize"


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GRAND OBSESSION by Perri Knize
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A well-written, heartfelt, classy paean to a singular instrument."
Sincere, focused memoir chronicles the author's quest to plumb her obsession with a particular piano. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF MALICE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 1999

"Nina, however, is likable enough to save them from their sins. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The O'Shaughnessy sisters writing team (Perri is the pen name for Pamela and Nancy) produces its best courtroom thriller to date. Read full book review >

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BREACH OF PROMISE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 1998

"Maybe the best way to read Nina's fifth case is to knock off halfway through, as Mike Markov undoubtedly wishes he'd done too. (Author tour)"
What looks like Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly's most routine case—a palimony suit with millions in the balance—takes a startling turn in this inventive, misshapen legal thriller. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND MODERN MEDICINE by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Refreshingly unsentimental reminders of the mysteries and magic of life from a wise and accomplished writer."
Eleven stories in a second collection (after I Am Having an Adventure, 19TK) from novelist, essay writer, and practicing pediatrician Klass (Baby Doctor, 1992, etc.) that detail with compassion those times in women's lives when medicine and love hover in attendance, sometimes as helpless bystanders, at other times as triumphant saviors. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF BREATHING by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"Not perfect in its particulars but engrossing and tensely haunting nonetheless."
Woman doctor's life spins out of control after receiving a poison pen letter: a third novel from pediatrician, memoirist, and storywriter Klass (Love and Modern Medicine, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNFIT TO PRACTICE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An idealistic lawyer staggers under the weight of legal and ethical charges you can be certain will never stand up in court. Nina's eighth may be her most irresistible to date."
Now that she's survived divorce, betrayal, romantic disappointment, and heaven knows how many attempts on her life, what's the worst that can happen to Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly? The threat of disbarment, of course. Read full book review >

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THE ASSISTANTS by Camille Perri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Don't think too hard about this one—just enjoy the sweetness of plotting revenge over cocktails (expensed, of course). You'll feel better after reading, promise."
Attention readers fed up with your jobs: call in sick tomorrow and dive into this debut crackling with the energy of handfuls of underpaid, underappreciated, tired-as-heck assistants hungry for what's owed them. Read full book review >

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MOVE TO STRIKE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"For the rest, the forensics and legal procedure are solid, the characters, from the heroine on down, as arrested in adolescent attitudes and relationships as ever. Your move."
A 16-year-old accused of killing her remote, though nearby, uncle brings Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly her latest overripe case. Read full book review >

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SINISTER SHORTS by Perri O’Shaughnessy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Uninspired, with a kind of dreary familiarity."
From the writing team of the O'Shaughnessy sisters (Unlucky in Law, 2004, etc.), a collection of stories more gloomy than sinister. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY RULE by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2008

"Klass plays it too safe here, with wise cracks and glib feel-good moments replacing real drama and self-exploration."
Pediatrician Klass (The Mystery of Breathing, 2004, etc.) offers a mild, episodic novel about a tough but warmhearted pediatrician whose life as a doctor, wife and mother is informed by her own childhood in foster care. Read full book review >

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KEEPER OF THE KEYS by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"There's the usual O'Shaughnessy overplotting, but without the saving grace of a certain sharp, tough, yet sweetly feminine protagonist. Won't you come home, Nina Reilly?"
Nina Reilly gets a rest, and everybody else gets seriously overworked. Read full book review >

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OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Forced, unconvincing characters and vastly overheated plotting, with some sharp, if predictable, courtroom scenes and an impressive knowledge of forensic pathology."
Third, and weakest, in a legal procedural whodunit series featuring Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly from the O'Shaughnessy sisters writing team. Read full book review >