Search Results: "Rosemary Rowe"


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ROSEMARY by Kate Clifford Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, entertaining, and illuminating biography that should take pride of place over another recent Rosemary bio, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff's The Missing Kennedy."
In-depth coverage of one Kennedy daughter who never gained the spotlight like her siblings. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SLAVE by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"The historical detail readers expect from Rowe's Roman Britain adventures (Death at Pompeia's Wedding, 2009, etc.) is complemented by a satisfyingly complex puzzle."
That noted local sleuth, freeman mosaic maker Libertus, must solve murders on his own doorstep. Read full book review >

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THE VESTAL VANISHES by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Rowe's Roman Britain mysteries (Requiem for a Slave, 2010, etc.) feature complex puzzles intertwined with historical detail; her latest offers some clever twists sure to please."
The disappearance of a Vestal Virgin is cause for alarm. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT POMPEIA’S WEDDING by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Libertus' tenth (A Coin for the Ferryman, 2007, etc.) is a crisp and skillfully plotted whodunit full of deft period detail."
Libertus proves a clumsy spy, but redeems himself when murder mars a lavish wedding. Read full book review >

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A WHISPERING OF SPIES by Rosemary Rowe
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Historical details provide the principal pleasures in Libertus' 13th case (The Vestal Vanishes, 2011, etc.), but the mystery still poses a challenge."
A favor for his wealthy patron puts a Roman citizen of Britain in a dangerous predicament. Read full book review >

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A ROMAN RANSOM by Rosemary Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Libertus' eighth case (The Chariots of Calyx, 2005, etc.) nicely balances historical authenticity and a solid whodunit."
An ancient freeman sleuth helps his patron catch a cold-blooded kidnapper. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY REMEMBERED by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The ingredients in Bayles's fourth case (Hangman's Root, 1994, etc.) are familiar enough, but they're combined with an herbalist's taste—and with enough humor and deftness to make this Albert's strongest book yet."
It isn't bad enough that lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles discovers the body of her accountant Rosemary Robbins; she also has to deal with her live-in Mike McQuaid's suspicion that Rosemary was shot by recently freed wife-killer Jake Jacoby—who just might have tried to get at McQuaid, the ex-cop who arrested him, by killing the woman he thought was Bayles. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A richly textured past intimately evoked."
From an Italian journalist who lives part of the year in New York, a beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ROSEMARY by Frances M. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is an auspicious debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Wood debuts with a nearly flawless, always charming coming-of- age tale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Civil War buffs and fans of the series will find a solid summary of a key battle. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"On to Richmond!" was the Yanks' cry in 1862, but Fredericksburg stood in the way. Read full book review >

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PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND CRIME by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Eight accompanying recipes look a lot less highly seasoned than peppery Magdalena."
Hollywood has duly noted the murders at the PennDutch Inn (Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth, 1994), and turns upin the person of advance man Steve (Bugsy) Freemanon Magdalena Yoder's doorstep to rent the inn for filming. Read full book review >

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THE ROSEMARY SPELL by Virginia Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A spellbinding story about friendship and the power of prose. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Rosemary and her friends explore memory and relationships through Shakespeare's works in Zimmerman's debut novel. Read full book review >