Search Results: "Sabrina Jeffries"


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'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS by Sabrina Jeffries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Skillful writing and storytelling, compelling sexual and emotional tension, and a cast of realistic, vulnerable characters contribute to a lovely, spirited Christmas winner."
When a meddling but warmhearted lady's companion tries to force a reconciliation between a dowager countess and her son, no one can guess at the resentment and betrayals that will be unearthed; but Christmas is the season for forgiveness and new beginnings—and possibly a little romance? Read full book review >

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THE STUDY OF SEDUCTION by Sabrina Jeffries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Lovely, poignant, and powerful."
Edwin Barlow, Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to keep an eye out for Lady Clarissa Lindsey while her cousin is out of town, though he's dubious the independent lady will cooperate and uncertain whether his own ambivalent feelings toward her can keep her safe. Read full book review >

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THE JEFFRIES AFFAIR by John Sherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"A commendable white-collar crime tale despite its occasional flaws."
In Sherwood's debut thriller, a businessman's attempt to launder embezzled money puts other people in danger, including his old high school friend. Read full book review >

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MRS. JEFFRIES AND THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN by Emily Brightwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A pleasant, if unexciting, whodunit with a surprise ending."
Sudden death at a Victorian Christmas party. Read full book review >

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Thomas Sackville and the Shakespearean Glass Slipper by Sabrina Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2015

"An enthusiastic and unique assessment of the Shakespeare authorship question that, while still leaving the debate unresolved, may convince even open-minded Stratford-ians of the plausibility of its analysis."
An argument in favor of Thomas Sackville as the author of Shakespeare's plays and poetry. Read full book review >

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The Scent of Roses by Sabrina Seidner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"Building on the dystopian traditions of Orwell and Huxley, the story intriguingly examines not just troubled society but the individuals living in it."
Seidner's debut sci-fi about one woman's quest in a bleakly depopulated future. Read full book review >

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The Apocryphal William Shakespeare by Sabrina Feldman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A complex theory depending on many assumptions presents the not-entirely-implausible contention that William Shakespeare did not write his famous plays."
Another painstakingly detailed argument that questions the authorship of works attributed to William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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A SUNNY DISAPPEARANCE by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Jeffries (An Intriguing Murder, 2003, etc.) turns an equally droll eye on resident Brits trampling the ever-less-beautiful island life and the sarcastic browbeating Alvarez gets from his sister and his boss."
Suddenly there's one one fewer rich ex-pat enjoying the good life on Majorca. Read full book review >

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AN ENIGMATIC DISAPPEARANCE by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Jeffries genially jabs at self-deluding lovers, visiting island philistines, and both native-based and imported pomposity, all with an irony that's as easy to swallow as a bottle of Hors d'Age."
Companionably sipping his way through his 22nd case (A Maze of Murders, 1998, etc.), Mallorcan Inspector Enrico Alvarez is immersed once more in the island's expatriate community, this time focusing on the disappearance of Sabrina, the lush, much-younger wife of former English commodities broker Bevis Ogden, recently hospitalized from the ill effects of the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly, which he presumably took to satisfy his sexy young love. Read full book review >

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A MAZE OF MURDERS by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

A Maze Of Murders ($19.95; Jan. 15; 176 pp.; 0-312-18135-3): Mallorca's Inspector Enrique Alvarez rouses himself from brandy-induced slumber still again (An Artistic Way to Go, p. 764, etc.) to solve the mystery of the tourist who vanished under the equally drink-impaired eyes of three other high-living British travelers aboard a visiting cruise ship. Read full book review >

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DEATH TAKES TIME by Roderic Jeffries
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

Two murders that mightn't look like murder to anyone but Mallorca's sharp-eyed Inspector Enrique Alvarez (Murder Confounded, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >