Search Results: "Sue Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

BENEATH THE ASHES by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"It does leave Jessie ready, however, to rebuild her cabin—ready, perhaps, for adventures that are a little less over the top."
The morning after the pub burns down and a local drunk is killed, Alaskan musher Jessie Arnold (Murder on the Yukon Quest, 1999, etc.) gets a call from Anne Holman, whom Jessie knew ten years ago, asking for help and a place to stay. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH OF TIME by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2006

"A plot with holes too big even for crochet, and prose that seems better suited for a travel guide; Henry misses the potential for entertainment in Maxie's bright character."
When Maxie McNabb (The Serpents Trail, 2004) turns the steering wheel of her Winnebago toward a weaving store in artsy Taos, N.M., she buys some yarn and a loom and steps into a tangled web. Read full book review >

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COLD COMPANY by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Henry delivers the usual suspense and an unusually high body count in this stolid, not very mysterious, outing."
Jessie Arnold, Alaskan musher and frequent target of sick serial killers (Dead North, 2001, etc.), is looking forward to helping the construction crew that's building her new log cabin. Read full book review >

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DEADFALL by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The result is surefire suspense—and the tightest, most compelling of Henry's five Alaska novels to date."
"Happy Birthday Jessie" reads the tag attached to the bear trap that breeder/musher Jessie Arnold's sled-dog Nicky has stepped into. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENTS TRAIL by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2004

"Luckily, Maxie is no Miss Marple, and those who like Henry's chatty style will like this departure, too."
Unlike her musher friend Jesse Arnold (Death Trap, p. 645, etc.), senior citizen Maxie McNabb drives an RV, owns a mini-dachshund instead of a husky—and is rarely tormented by serial killers. Read full book review >

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DEATH TRAP by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Readers may be charmed by the reassuring narrative frame, but it defuses much of the tension, as does the conventional precocity of Frank and Danny. Even so, some will stick around to see the real mystery resolved: Who's the unnamed yet familiar man joining Jessie's crowd of friends?"
Musher Jessie Arnold and her fans get a break from sadistic monsters and the frozen wilderness in her tenth outing (Cold Company, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD NORTH by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2001

"There's not much doubt about the villain either, although voluble Maxie makes a nice change from Jessie's more taciturn friends back home."
Jessie Arnold's been living in a tent since her last house burned down (Beneath the Ashes, 2000, etc.), so it seems like a welcome change when she's asked to drive a brand-new motor-home from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, up the spectacular Alaska Highway while she waits for construction to begin on her new place. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT FIVE FINGER LIGHT by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Anticlimactic and tediously expository, Henry keeps getting in the way of a perennial throat-catcher and a great setting."
Musher Jessie Arnold (The Serpent's Trail, 2004, etc.) finds herself in an Alaskan version of And Then There Were None, except that, luckily for her, it's And Then There Were Some Left Over.Read full book review >

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TERMINATION DUST by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Meanwhile, Murder on the Iditarod Trail is slated to be a CBS-TV movie this year."
A second outing for homicide detective Alex Jensen of Alaska's State Troopers (Murder on the Iditarod Trail, 1991), who's now in Canada's Yukon Territory helping RCMP Inspector Del Delafosse with a cross-border case of robbery and murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH TAKES PASSAGE by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen returns to the past in even more ways than the one suggested by the retro title (cf. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING LADY by Sue Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"More frigid adventure than mystery, though the Alaskan snapshots may satisfy less demanding fans of John Straley and Dana Stabenow."
Alaskan charter pilot Norm Lewis has been missing for months when the spring thaw reveals the ruins of his missing plane. Read full book review >