Search Results: "Robin Hathaway"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOCTOR MAKES A DOLLHOUSE CALL by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Better suited to the YA market, but even then, the author would need to shore up the plot, eliminate at least a few of the lists Dr. Fenimore makes of the suspects, and drop each and every parenthetical aside (they're goofy)."
The Pancoast spinsters, sisters Emily and Judith, are fluttering about, awaiting the arrival of their relatives for Thanksgiving dinner, when they notice that their most prized possession, a handmade dollhouse with replicas of each family member, has been vandalized. Read full book review >

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SCARECROW by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"An offbeat heroine, crusty local characters, and a fine sense of menace almost compensate for numerous plot glitches from the author of the Doctor Fenimore series (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.)."
A fatal misdiagnosis and a waning love affair send New York City doctor Jo Banks searching for herself in the rural south Jersey town of Bayfield, where she treats a case of food poisoning in the room next to hers in the Oakview Motel. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Although Jo (Satan's Pony, 2004, etc.) is an engaging sleuth, it's hard to swallow some of the zany story lines."
Curiosity leads a sleuthing physician to a grumpy, gun-toting printer. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DIGS A GRAVE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"Lovers of hospital drama, in particular, will welcome a return visit."
Dr. Andrew Fenimore, a late-30s bachelor, has an unlikely double profession—medical doctor and private eye. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR ROCKS THE BOAT by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2006

"The mystery, alas, is all too easily solved. Only rowers and the Doctor's most ardent fans need apply."
The Schuylkill River provides the backdrop, or rather the undercurrent, for the Philadelphia physician's latest case. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DINES IN PRAGUE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Fenimore is far too slender a reed to support the menace Hathaway thrusts on him: a runaway cozy that wants to grow up to be a thriller."
Leaving behind the City of Brotherly Love, Dr. Andrew Fenimore (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.) travels to Kafka's birthplace to find intrigue more worthy of The Trial than his narrow shoulders. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEAD MAN’S CHEST by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"If Fenimore is a bit dull, Mrs. Doyle, Horatio, and Jennifer more than take up the slack."
When an elderly patient leaves Philadelphia physician Andrew Fenimore 50 acres in southern New Jersey—and a treasure map—he finds nothing there but mud and mosquitoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIDE by Jill Hathaway
Released: March 27, 2012

"An intriguing whodunit. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Pink-haired, rebellious Vee isn't really narcoleptic, as everyone believes; when she suddenly falls asleep, she "slides" into other people and sees through their eyes in this intriguing mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERHOUSE by Jeanine Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's frustrating to be part of her audience here, struggling to find the drama from the wrong side of the curtain, the other side of the veil."
A nun's story that, billed as a first novel, reads more like a memoir—deeply contemplative and as awkwardly plotted as real life. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTOR by Jill Hathaway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"Hits the right buttons for mystery and paranormal lovers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to 2012's Slide, Vee suspects that someone is sliding into her own mind, instead of the other way around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSY VIOLET AND ME by Barbara Hathaway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"No matter, first-time author Hathaway, through Viney's irrepressible, plainspoken voice, has a fine debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After 11-year-old Viney's sister Cleo is born, her parents realize that they are, once again, unable to pay the midwife's fee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSEQUENCES OF DESIRE by Dennis Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Few memorable stories, but an occasional real charge through Hathaway's pleasantly self-conscious intellect."
In Hathaway's first collection, winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award, Californians discover both literally and figuratively that the ground they stand on is as insubstantial as ``the skin of a colossal pudding.'' In the title story, when a successful lawyer saw the woman he loved during hippie-commune days, ``...he was engulfed by a wave of desire—hot, impatient, adolescent—that began to corrode to a sense of unease,'' a reaction typical for the contemporary men of these pieces. Read full book review >