Search Results: "Sarah Graves"


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Released: April 17, 1964

"Early hammock reading."
Everyone must have an eagle, said Gide, meaning everyone must attempt the best. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF OLD HOUSES by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Fans of Jake and her Eastport pals will enjoy this convoluted tale, packed equally with incidents and tips on household repair."
A gun-toting college professor arrives in Eastport, Maine, looking for revenge. Read full book review >

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND by Sarah Graves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Although they're also set in Maine, Graves' Jacobia Tiptree and Ellie White cozies (A Bat in the Belfry, 2014, etc.) are a far cry from this tense and fast-paced tale of love gone horribly and fantastically wrong."
A case hits close to home both literally and figuratively for Maine deputy sheriff Lizzie Snow. Read full book review >

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TRAP DOOR by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Graves fits one too many plots into a compact space, giving short shrift to a clever solution."
Rotting beams and carpenter ants are the least of Jacobia Tiptree's worries when the ghost of her ex-husband settles into her ramshackle retreat in downeast Maine. Read full book review >

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TOOL & DIE by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"Not every wall is plumb, but the tale holds up for a few hours of cozy entertainment."
Jacobia Tiptree contends with moose cud, her son's love life, an impending family reunion, and a compulsive housekeeper in her ninth helping of home repair and homicide (Mallets Aforethought, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MALLETS AFORETHOUGHT by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2004

"Graves ends up resolving several major problems by smoothing them over with spackling and good will. The resulting carpentry is entertaining but not always structurally sound."
Amateur detective and home-repair expert Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree pitches in on a volunteer house restoration project to discover something worse than dry rot: two corpses, one old, one brand-new. Read full book review >

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WRECK THE HALLS by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2001

"Charming prose undermined by hopeless plotting and the heroine's blundering: for fans of the previously paperback series (Repair to Her Grave, etc.) only."
The bull market has a lot to answer for. Read full book review >

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UNHINGED by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"If you can forgive all the squibs and sparklers, the main fireworks provide a show that's entertaining, however loud and flashy."
When home repair queen/amateur sleuth Jacobia Triptree (Wreck the Halls, 2001) falls off a ladder while fixing her gutters, the resulting head trauma gives her a case of Benign Positional Vertigo and the conviction that her nosey old neighbor Harriet Hollingsworth has been murdered. Read full book review >

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KNOCKDOWN by Sarah Graves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2011

"Although the cozy, down-home Maine feeling is there, the breathless ending can't make up for the lack of suspense fans expect from the best of Graves' Home Repair series (Crawlspace, 2009, etc.).

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It's hard to enjoy the Fourth of July celebrations in your lovely Maine community when you're the target of a psychopath bent on making you pay for your past misdeeds. Read full book review >