Search Results: "Rebecca Cantrell"


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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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A GAME OF LIES by Rebecca Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Hannah's third adventure (A Night of Long Knives, 2010, etc.) is an uneasy mix of romance, complicated thriller and mystery, greatly enhanced by the author's vivid portrait of prewar Berlin."
The murder of her mentor compels a World War II agent out of the shadows and into danger. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES by Rebecca Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Cantrell keeps the close calls and cliffhangers coming, but her prose is overheated. Some readers may have a hard time absorbing the complicated back story upon which empathy with the heroine hinges."
An infamous date in history provides the backdrop for a race-against-the-clock thriller. Read full book review >

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A TRACE OF SMOKE by Rebecca Cantrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Evocative, compassionate and compelling."
A crime reporter investigates the murder of her brother, a cabaret nightingale, in Cantrell's haunting debut novel. Read full book review >

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A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell
Released: July 17, 2012

"With more cliffhangers than a daytime drama, Hannah's fourth adventure strains credibility and becomes repetitive, but is redeemed by an elegantly breathless style and a convincing portrait of 1938 Germany."
At the height of the Nazi terror, an American journalist risks all to save one little girl. Read full book review >

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SHELTERING REBECCA by Mary Baylis-White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not very deep, but pleasant as the story of a friendship and authentic as far as it goes. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Rebecca arrives in Sally's class after being smuggled out of Germany in 1938, Sally knows little about Hitler's persecutions; but when she is given special responsibility for the young Jewish refugee, the two quickly become close friends. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT BLOOD by James Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"By the time the tale gets around to hieroglyphic depictions of Jesus, things have become more Indiana Jones than Robert Langdon. It's junk food, but it's pretty tasty."
The religious-themed mayhem of the authors' jointly penned Blood Gospel (2013) continues in the second of a projected four volumes. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Good escapist reading in the Dan Brown vein. And these writers can write."
An entertaining if sometimes far-fetched religious-tinged thriller by mysterians Rollins (Bloodline, 2012, etc.) and Cantrell (A City of Broken Glass, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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REBECCA WEST by Carl Rollyson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"All of the juice has been squeezed out of the details of a long, rich, unique life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Rollyson (The Lives of Norman Mailer, 1991, etc.) piles on the details but never gets to the novelist, critic, and essayist known as Dame Rebecca West, born Cecily Fairfield (she borrowed her pen name from an Ibsen character). Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO REBECCA by Ken Follett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 1980

"Top-notch entertainment—shrewdly paced, cannily crafted."
If they liked it once, they'll love it twice. Read full book review >

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REBECCA WENTWORTH’S DISTRACTION by Robert J. Begiebing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"Begiebing's narrative tends to get bogged down in historical detail, but it's arresting enough to carry you through to the end. A truly creepy tale."
In this latest American Gothic from Begiebing (The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton, 1999, etc.), a mysterious girl runs afoul of her relatives and becomes the obsession of a young artist in 18th-century New England. Read full book review >