Search Results: "Susan Rogers Cooper"


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ONE, TWO, WHAT DID DADDY DO? by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"EWSLUGEJ's rough mouth and confrontational ways make her the unlikeliest writer of romances one could imagine, but she's real, warmhearted, unsoppy, and tells her fast-moving, thoroughly engrossing story with straight-ahead verve."
Cooper, creator of the well-regarded Sheriff Milton Kovack series (Chasing Away the Devil, etc.), has a gutsy new sleuth in Texas housewife/romance writer E.J. Pugh—wife of oil-field consultant Willis and mother of two small children. Read full book review >

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ROMANCED TO DEATH by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A fast-paced whodunit that mixes the plainspoken E.J. with double the thrills and chills."
A romance writers' convention becomes the latest high-mortality zone. Read full book review >

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FUNNY AS A DEAD RELATIVE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"An affectionate portrait of Kimmey's wacky East Texas relatives: a short take too smart to overstay its welcome."
Cooper, who's been alternating between standup comic Kimmey Kruse's adventures in Chicago (Funny as a Dead Comic, 1993) and down-home sagebrush mysteries (Dead Moon on the Rise, p. 247), gets a chance to fire both barrels at once when a hurry call to her ailing grandfather's bedside sends Kimmey home to Port Arthur, Tex. Read full book review >

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LYING WONDERS by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"So many cases are bound to leave a few loose or ragged ends, but veteran Cooper's unobtrusive mastery of her little patch of Oklahoma makes other, longer whodunits look bloated."
It's never easy hearing from an old girlfriend, but Sheriff Milt Kovak, of Oklahoma's Prophesy County (Doctors and Lawyers and Such, 1995, etc.), is especially unhappy about Laura Marshall's call. Read full book review >

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SHOTGUN WEDDING by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enough felonies for a whole series of The Wire, though neither the overcharged, half-hearted mystery nor the improbable pirate invasion could provide enough nourishment on its own."
Quite the crime wave for sleepy Longbranch, Okla: multiple robberies, multiple murders, kidnapping and devil worship. And we haven't even gotten to the pirates. Read full book review >

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DARK WATERS by Susan Rogers Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"Despite a few twists, Cooper's latest is neither as complex nor as interesting as some of her former entries (Husband and Wives, 2012, etc.) featuring the tough but good-hearted Milt."
A cruise proves to be no dream vacation for an Oklahoma sheriff. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1989

"A fresh and sometimes funny first novel, with believable characters, gritty homespun dialogue, and a sensitive, self-deprecating hero who has an ironic, slightly bitter edge and whom one hopes to meet again."
This lively newcomer to the good 'ol boys' school of writing introduces Milt Novack, head of Homicide in the Sheriff's Department of Prophesy County, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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DEAD TO THE WORLD by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"A mystery told on several levels, each of them both tricky and amusing until the diverse sleuths prevail."
A romantic 20th-anniversary weekend turns into a dangerous ghost hunt. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Milt's adventures often feature interesting characters and twisty plots. This one, though, crams in so much activity that the impact of any one storyline is lost."
Prophesy County, Oklahoma, has a sudden spate of dangerous cases. Read full book review >

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DEAD WEIGHT by Susan Rogers Cooper
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"E.J.'s fans, happy to see the continuing characters further fleshed out, will forgive the fact that this time the chase is more interesting than the capture."
A Texas romance writer's marriage may just be ruined by her inability to keep her nose out of mysterious deaths. Read full book review >

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HUSBAND AND WIVES by Susan Rogers Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"This latest case for Milt (Rude Awakening, 2009, etc.) artfully combines a twisted mystery with a look at polygamy from a feminist point of view."
The sheriff of Prophesy County, Okla., tackles a murder case involving several wives, all married to the same man. Read full book review >

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CHASING AWAY THE DEVIL by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Solid and satisfying."
Recently divorced, tough-tender Milt Kovack, Deputy Sheriff of Prophesy County, Oklahoma (Other People's Houses, etc.), has proposed marriage to feisty waitress Glenda Sue and been rejected. Read full book review >