Search Results: "Susan Oleksiw"


BOOK REVIEW

A MURDEROUS INNOCENCE by Susan Oleksiw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"As usual, Oleksiw provides more talk than action in this somber tale of substance abuse. But you can't help feeling for the sympathetically drawn characters, who could be your neighbors."
A quiet New England seaside town cannot escape the consequences of drug addiction. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MELLINGHAM by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"For those who care."
Genteel, bullying Beth O'Donnell, on another uninvited visit to her brother and sister-in-law, leaves their party for their guest cottage and promptly gets killed—causing scarcely a ripple on the Mellingham, Massachusetts, social surface. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE EYE OF KALI by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2010

"Oleksiw (A Murderous Innocence, 2006, etc.) deftly draws short-story heroine Anita into a full-length adventure."
An Indian-American photographer solves the murder of an American tourist who disappeared from her aunt's hotel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE LOVE OF PARVATI by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"In this latest adventure for Anita (The Wrath of Shiva, 2012, etc.), Oleksiw blends details about food, clothing and customs in southern India with family drama and just enough suspense to keep you reading."
Murder in the mountains of southern India disrupts a close family. Read full book review >

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FAMILY ALBUM by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Yet Oleksiw, who's clearly growing as a novelist, makes you feel how much she loves these well-meaning, tiresomely virtuous folks and their cosseted life, and doggone it if you don't find yourself warming to them too."
A tough week for the Arbella Historical Society of Mellingham, Mass.: First, staid donor/volunteer George Frome sets the board on its ear by disrupting its regular meeting with the news that several of the Society's canvases have been checked out, presumably taken by an insider—somebody in the room with him, he's too polite to add—and then George himself checks out courtesy of a lethal dose of the vegetable poison aconitine, which somebody, again an intimate, has sneaked onto his salad fixings. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND ENEMIES by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Like its predecessors (Family Album, 1995, etc.), a red-herring heyday for whodunit fans."
The 25th reunion of the Mellingham (Mass.) Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF SHIVA by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2012

"Nonstop but low-level malfeasance, conscientious sleuthing and—by far the best feature—an unruffled look at life on a South Indian country plantation where even outrageous events aren't that far from the norm."
Subhomicidal misdeeds on a South Indian plantation. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE TAKE by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Oleskiw (Murder in Mellingham, 1993) skewers the Mattsons so devastatingly that you wonder why she's wasting her time with the forgettable supporting cast."
Low-level passions seethe sedately as the Massasoit College of Art prepares for still another exhibition by untalented Prof. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >