Search Results: "Sandra Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

SMASH CUT by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

A rich man is murdered, and suspicion falls on his much-younger mistress and the movie-obsessed nephew who is heir to his fortune. Read full book review >

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WHITE HOT by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Sluggish plot hemmed in by too much backstory and going-through-the-motions prose. Not Brown's best."
Lukewarm thriller from bestselling Brown (Hello, Darkness, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SILKEN WEB by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1992

A first hardcover of a novel that was available for a short time ten years ago—published then, as Brown (French Silk, p. 267, etc.) tells us, under the pseudonym of Laura Jordan. Read full book review >

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PLAY DIRTY by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Solid, satisfying thriller from the prolific Brown (Ricochet, 2006 etc.)."
Fallen gridiron great, fresh out of prison, reluctantly agrees to impregnate the wife of a disabled millionaire. Read full book review >

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THE WITNESS by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 1995

"With identity puzzles and a chase, plus all the grue and woo: an entertainment bound for bestsellerdom. (First printing of ??; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Brown's romantic suspense/adventures (Charade, 1994, etc.) are sharpening in pace and punch, as evidenced in this tale of a public defender, a young mother, who sees something unspeakable in the South Carolina woods. Read full book review >

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RAINWATER by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Mediocre, but with the author's track record and a pre-Christmas release, how can it fail?"
Megaseller Brown (Smash Cut, 2009, etc.) tries her hand at historical fiction in this slight tale of a Depression-era landlady and her mysterious boarder. Read full book review >

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LETHAL by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Standard Brown fare."
An FBI agent, deep undercover, is the prime suspect in a mass murder and must uncover the corrupt forces behind the killings to clear his name. Read full book review >

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UNSPEAKABLE by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1998

"And they did. (Literary Guild main selection; TV satellite tour)"
Styleless and clichÇ-besotted though the works of the queen of Texas melodrama may be, her last novel—1997's Mardi Gras sleaze extravaganza Fat Tuesday—got a first printing of 500,000 and the nod from two book clubs. Read full book review >

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HELLO, DARKNESS by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Play it again, Clint."
With her latest, Brown (The Crush, 2002) passes fifty-some bongs on the New York Times bestseller list, though her score probably includes paperback reprints as well as hardcovers. Read full book review >

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THE ALIBI by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"A story Brown's fans will savor, however charmless its language. (Literary Guild main selection)"
According to her publisher, Brown (Unspeakable, 1998, etc. etc.) has had 37 titles on the New York Times bestseller lists in the past nine years, some of them reprints of her Texas! trilogy and other earlier works. Read full book review >

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FRENCH SILK by Sandra Brown
Released: May 8, 1992

"Glamorous lighting and soft-edged photography fail to disguise the paperback-romance roots of a totally unsurprising whodunit. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for June)"
The queen of mail-order lingerie is the prime suspect in the search for the murderer of a loathsome evangelist. Read full book review >

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STING by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Brown moves her besieged female characters around to different locations but persists in employing the same tired trope over and over in books saved only by her smooth writing and savvy dialogue chops."
A rock-jawed bad guy and a sexy entrepreneur feel the mutual heat in Brown's latest story of a damsel in distress and her tarnished knight. Read full book review >