Search Results: "Susan Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONE TRAVELLER by Susan Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Middle-aged Summers is comfy company, but a wise-child Romany offspring steals the show."
Thames Valley police superintendent Gregory Summers has just taken into custody Huwie Lee, a distraught Romany dad who killed his estranged wife when she wouldn't give him back their kids, and is looking forward to a sultry, homey night with young Angelica, his son's widow. . . when the call comes in about Jordan Abbot, a blond, blue-eyed child of six, who ought to be in bed, but isn't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY THE JOEY by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Stories of animal rescue abound, but the cuteness factor here gives Jimmy's story special appeal. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
After being hit by a car, an orphaned 6-month-old joey is rescued, rehabilitated in a koala hospital and then a home, taught to climb and live outside with other koalas, and finally returned to the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUICK BROWN FOX by Susan Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Kelly (Kid's Stuff, 1994, etc.) skillfully maintains the rising tension in this modest, chilling tale, even if the name of one of the minor characters indicates the story's main antecedent a little too clearly."
Married for over 20 years to a moderately successful actor with a cult following, Jennifer Donleavy may not be as blissful as her husband Andrew ("Don") thinks she ought to be'she's still unhappy that the man who played that romantic space-opera rebel, Capt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GIRL LOST by Susan Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The villain is barely there, but the other characters' motivations are sensitively drawn, and their self-doubts provide plenty of fireworks."
When brilliant scientist Roger Troy's brainy, beautiful, perfect wife Joanna died of cancer three years ago, shortly after giving birth to their daughter Emilia, Roger's emotional tailspin sent him to the psychiatric ward in Kennet Hospital, where he stayed for 18 months while his daughter was fostered out and her care supervised by Joshua Salem, an all-too-doting social worker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND SOON I'LL COME TO KILL YOU by Susan Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 1991

"A decided letdown after the strong Until Proven Innocent."
This time out, Boston mystery writer Liz Connors (Until Proven Innocent, etc.) is assailed by literate, quasi-poetic anonymous notes threatening her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Susan Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"More interesting as an edgy commentary on ingrained chauvinism than as a whodunit; but, still, a thought-provoking effort from an able writer."
Cambridge free-lancer Liz Conners (And Soon I'll Come to Kill You, etc.)—now helping handsome, mega-selling true-crime author Griffin Marcus research his book on the serial killing of seven (or is it nine?) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN NOW by Susan S. Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2001

"Amiable beach reading."
From the author of How Close We Come (1998), an appealing, rueful, lost-illusions tale of two women who meet again in a small Blue Ridge Mountain town after many years apart and reassess their treasured childhood friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE WILL ANSWER by Susan B. Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 1993

"Not much spark here: Nick and Alison are nice enough, if a tad dull—but as before, their ever-so-civilized conversation and mundane insights make for only mildly diverting fare."
Newly elevated to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector, Hopbridge CID, Nick Trevellyan (Time of Hope, etc.) must now find the village rapist who targets youngsters the age of Girl Guides, and he must do so with an ambitious new partner, Sheila Walpoke, while his usual sergeant is in hospital and his lady-love, computer-whiz Alison Hope, is off in London trying to find the hacker who's menacing her pal Philip's computer firm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE AGAINST HOPE by Susan B. Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"First in a series, which needs more thought and charm to qualify as an engaging British cozy read."
In a first mystery, England-based Kelly introduces Little Hopford village inspector Nick Trevellyan and the area's new resident—former Londoner, computer-whiz Alison Hope—who bickers mightily with her cousin and former Hope Softwear partner Aidan (she bought him out, she says) and becomes suspect #1 when Aidan is bashed to death in his room over the Bird-in-Hand pub. Read full book review >

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KID'S STUFF by Susan B. Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A deceptively quiet setup, a stunning climax, and an all-too- plausible harvest of ashes in Kelly's strongest novel yet."
Hopbridge Chief Inspector Nick Trevellyan's first solo outing- -his live-in sometime detective partner Alison Hope (Hope Will Answer, 1993, etc.) hovers on the fringe—is a dark departure from the badinage of his earlier ventures. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >