Search Results: "Roberta Gately"


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THE BRACELET by Roberta Gately
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Despite menacing characters and real atrocities, this mystery deflates."
On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death. Was she pushed? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A smart, engaging history of the uses of, attitudes toward, and wars over the world's most mysterious plant. (Illustrations throughout)"
From ancient, South American, meter-long cigars (and you thought Cheech and Chong rolled big) to modern Chinese teenagers lighting up because it "looks cool," a fast-paced, comprehensive look at tobacco and its consumers. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"A fresh, imaginative debut."
Dastardly doings in the England of 1885, where some well-organized criminals are using dirt-poor, preteen girls to stock their brothels in England and France. Read full book review >

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MY THOMAS by Roberta Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"Historically accurate and sincere—but also a redundant, overly precious patchwork of a courageous woman's private thoughts and the colorful American life swirling around her."
A pedantic, tedious hardcover debut in which Grimes (the paperback Almost Perfect) presents an imaginary journal kept by Martha Jefferson, beloved wife of Thomas, during the passionate but tragically few years of their marriage. Read full book review >

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A MORTAL BANE by Roberta Gellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"Burdened with endless details of church rituals and politics and a set of rather dull minor characters, this first mystery by fantasist Gellis is heavy-going despite its intriguing heroine."
In 12th-century London, the Bishop of Winchester, head of St. Read full book review >

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THE PACT by Roberta Kray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Celebrity author Kray—widow of British crime kingpin Reg, whose biography she penned—skillfully weaves a large cast and many plot lines into a big, brisk, busy tale of crime."
Desperate woman appeals to powerful convict for help; only trouble ensues. Read full book review >

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THE DEBT by Roberta Kray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"The alternating points of view between Simone and Johnny add to the suspense as the two characters race through a twisty, witty narrative from first-timer Kray."
The Buckley family is so dysfunctional it's almost criminal—in fact, they are criminals. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SURLY SERVANT by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"Despite the sluggish pace, though, Rogow provides an interesting look at the manners and mores of the academic world of the Victorians."
The Reverend Charles Dodgson, a don at Oxford University, is still quartered at the Christ Church house on campus, and still writing his Alice stories (The Problem of the Evil Editor, 2000, etc.) as Lewis Carroll. Read full book review >

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DRINK by Iain Gately
NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2008

"A heady cocktail."
The history of the Western world as seen through the prism of booze, glorious booze. Read full book review >

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DOG IN BOOTS by Greg Gormley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A truly enjoyable selection and a nice follow-up to a favorite fairy tale, just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Inspired by the story "Puss in Boots," Dog decides that he needs some splendid boots of his own, so he trots off to his local shoe shop to purchase a pair. Read full book review >