Search Results: "Priscilla Masters"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FINAL CURTAIN by Priscilla Masters
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A solid police procedural especially likely to appeal to 1960s nostalgia buffs."
A former child star, a lonely moor, a series of threats: Do they add up to attention-seeking or something a good deal more sinister? Read full book review >

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SMOKE ALARM by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A tasty combination of police procedural and forensics, with a touch of romance."
When three people die in a tragic fire, is it an accident or murder? That's a question for DI Alex Randall and coroner Martha Gunn. Read full book review >

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A VELVET SCREAM by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Masters, who writes several different series (Frozen Charlotte, 2011, etc.), here gives Joanna a sturdy police procedural with a touch of romance."
A series of attacks that may or not be rape pose a difficult case for DI Joanna Piercy and her colleagues. Read full book review >

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A PLEA OF INSANITY by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2005

"Ah, the human mind. Masters keeps its noodles at a rolling boil."
First U.S. publication of a thriller by a Brit known for her medical mysteries. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S CHAIR by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Masters (Smoke Alarm, 2012, etc.) provides another entertaining procedural whose twists will keep you guessing."
A four-year-old child vanishes so completely that rumor has it the devil took her. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

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HELL'S GATES by Mary Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Alive with a devilish plot, the book takes a satisfying, twisted journey into evil."
From debut author Masters comes a novel about the sinister side of a small town and the local sheriff's attempts to uncover the truth. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE HUNTERS by Riley Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2014

"A riveting novel ripped from the headlines of the Wall Street Journal."
Boston's rising-star financial detectives McBain and O'Daniel uncover a scheme of fraud and murder in Masters' debut mystery. Read full book review >

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LOVING DAUGHTERS by Olga Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1993

"With echoes of The Rainbow and Women in Love, a proto-feminist take on the Australian outback early in the century: a book that Masters's fans will want to have."
The late Australian writer Masters's (The Rose Fancier, 1991, etc.) first novel, only now being published here: a Lawrentian-like opus about two sisters and a smitten reverend after WW I. Though a little rough around the edges, this first fiction powerfully predicts the biting, unforgettable work that was to follow. Read full book review >

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NOUGHTIES by Ben Masters
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A green debut that yearns for the caustic wistfulness of Bret Easton Ellis or Nick Hornby, but just misses."
A young Oxford graduate spends his last night of university drinking and reflecting and drinking and drinking and drinking. Read full book review >