Search Results: "Stephen Booth"


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BLIND TO THE BONES by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Complex and challenging, but equally rewarding."
Unsolved murders are just the beginning of this bleak, perplexing tapestry of menace. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD PLACE by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fry and Cooper (One Last Breath, 2006, etc.) are not the most companionable characters to spend time with, and their author's penchant for lecturing rather than storytelling is another turnoff. Fans of real-life body-snatchers Burke and Hare, however, may find some refreshing moments here."
A thorough, and thoroughly ghoulish, primer on death rituals. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"You don't even have to supply your own rain."
An eternal cloud seems to have been hanging over the Peak District village of Edendale even before Harry Dickinson reports finding the Reebok trainer of 15-year-old Laura Vernon. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE VIRGINS by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"A strong brew for readers who can take it."
Six weeks after solicitor Maggie Fry is found wandering Ringham Moor in an amnesiac daze after a knife slash leaves her face horribly scarred, Jenny Weston is even less lucky. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE TONGUE by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"The plotting is solid, the local color vivid, and the thorny romance fun to follow."
Winter in frosty Edendale, Derbyshire, is always bleak enough for law enforcement, but these days the local CID, budget-struck to the bone, is undermanned and overwhelmed by a dismaying diversity of murder most foul. Read full book review >

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ONE LAST BREATH by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Elizabeth George fans will queue up for this one. It's suitably wordy; its continuing characters have uneasy relationships and secretive pasts; and it raises melodrama to middlebrow art."
Who's been sleeping in her bed? Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Doyle emerges as an honorable pillar of Victorian pride and prejudice, even when he wrote ineptly and let others play him for a fool. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A discursive, anecdotal life of the prolific creator of Sherlock Holmes by the equally prolific Booth (The Industry of Souls, 1999, etc.), who seeks here to put the bluff Sir Arthur on the same pedestal as the giants of English literature. Read full book review >

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THE INDUSTRY OF SOULS by Martin Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By turns terrifying and moving, an observant book likely to be long remembered."
Much published in England but known here only for his nonfiction (Opium: A History,1998), Booth offers a gripping tale'short-listed for the Booker—of the gulag and one man's escape from it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIAMI by Pat Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Ka-ching-g-g-g."
Bicoastal (Malibu, Palm Beach, etc.) steam and megabuck specialist Booth returns to Florida to dish up the modeling business and flack for the city of bright T-shirts. Read full book review >

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MARRY ME by Pat Booth
Released: April 10, 1996

"The pages practically flip themselves, but this is strictly for fans only—unless you're in the mood for the print version of what could be a three-part Aaron Spelling mini-series starring Heather Locklear as career-woman Rachel. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Less steam and sizzle than Booth aficionados (All For Love, 1993, etc.) have become accustomed to in this relatively tame tale of a man who loves three women—and of the women who bond over him. Read full book review >