Search Results: "Rett MacPherson"


BOOK REVIEW

A COMEDY OF HEIRS by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 1999

"Only straight-talking, feisty Torie saves the day."
Torie (Victory) O—Shea, an ardent researcher of genealogy, lives with husband Rudy and two children in New Kassel, Missouri, where she works as a guide at historic Gaheimer House (A Veiled Antiquity, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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A MISTY MOURNING by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The past is more dramatic and plausible than the present, where nothing, certainly not murder, dampens Torie's perkiness."
Her fourth outing (A Comedy of Heirs, 1999, etc.) finds genealogist Torie O'Shea visiting West Virginia coal mining country. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2005

"Happily, Torie's extended adolescence may finally be drawing to an end as she comes to terms with Sylvia's flaws (and, by extension, those of Torie's family and friends) and discovers more dramatic chapters in the history of New Kassel."
Genealogist and small-town advocate Torie O'Shea (Blood Relations, 2003, etc.) confronts the unexpected complications of her new life as an heiress. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD BALLAD by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"MacPherson's genealogical mysteries continue to please, even though it takes careful reading to keep track of the tangled family trees."
Yet another murder draws on Torie O'Shea's genealogical skills. Read full book review >

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A VEILED ANTIQUITY by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 1998

"For readers less infatuated with small-town comedy, the big news is that the Man in the Iron Mask isn't Leonardo DiCaprio."
Welcome back to New Kassel, Missouri, where the citizens drink Dr. Pepper, go on hayrides, and flirt with their spouses—and where somebody has thrown Marie Dijon down her basement stairs, ransacked her grave, and run genealogist Victory O'Shea (Family Skeletons, 1997) off the road when her interest in the case gets a little too strong. Read full book review >

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FAMILY SKELETONS by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1997

"Stressed female readers may feel that her supermom deserves a case and possibly a career of her own."
A breezy, fun, and woefully unconvincing debut featuring hausfrau-of-all-hobbies Victory O'Shea of the historic German town of New Kassel, Missouri. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN RUNNING by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 2006

"Indefatigable Torie may irk her men, but her exploits do keep you amused."
A small Mississippi river town is the unlikely site of a Mafia vendetta. Read full book review >

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DIED IN THE WOOL by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"Torie's compelling tenacity will make her latest case especially enjoyable to history buffs."
What do historian/genealogists love most? An 80-year-old murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING COUSINS by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Nothing about Torie (A Misty Mourning, 2000) is buried very deep, but if you don't mind sprightly chatter, harmless narcissism, and implausible plots, you won't mind this little tale either."
Torie O'Shea, the Missouri genealogist whose own family tree has three young buds, finds herself ground between past and future. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATIONS by Rett MacPherson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"But the tighter, more suspenseful plot tips the balance in MacPherson's favor."
Torie O'Shea, the most dedicated genealogist in New Kassell, Missouri (Killing Cousins, 2002, etc.), wonders why Stephanie Connelly, a young woman with the familiar-looking eyes, keeps staring at her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Families actively involved in a similar heartbreaking journey don't need to read of another family's pain—rather, they'll benefit more from some more succinct, well-organized help for day-to-day survival than is presented here."
Teacher and entrepreneur Anna Johannessen was 37 when first diagnosed with breast cancer; after a spirited, valiant eight- year battle with the disease, she died, leaving two children (ages 11 and 13), her husband, and legions of devoted friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise."
This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment. Read full book review >