Search Results: "Susan Rogers Cooper"


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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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OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 1990

"Crisp, raunchy, off-beat, and steadily engrossing."
Tough-talking, softhearted Sheriff Milton Kovak, of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, is shaken by what he finds at 312 Grapevine Road in Long Branch—home of bankteller Lois Bell, her mechanic husband Bill, and their three young children. Read full book review >

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FULL CIRCLE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Still another look (One, Two, What Did Daddy Do?, 1992, etc.) at the Lester family murders. Lots of flashbacks, lots of changing perspectives and new viewpoints, lots of invitations to keep guessing. It all hurtles along rapidly until the unsatisfactory ending."
A romance novelist and amateur sleuth's most dangerous adventure involves her own family. Read full book review >

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FUNNY AS A DEAD COMIC by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"A rambling plot with unconvincing motivation is helped some by perky, if plentifully profane, narration, a more-than-casual take on a popular entertainment phenomenon, and a heroine who could grow on you."
Cooper, author of a well-regarded series featuring Oklahoma Sheriff Milt Kovak (Other People's Houses, etc.), introduces Kimmy Kruse, a pint-sized stand-up comic from Texas, playing this week at Chicago's Kaiser Komedy Klub. 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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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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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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VEGAS NERVE by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"More fun than a week in Vegas, especially if it's Milt's week."
His psychiatrist wife's conference takes Sheriff Milt Kovak to Las Vegas, where her triumphant speech is promptly one-upped by murder. Read full book review >

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BEST SERVED COLD by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Despite the high body count, Cooper's newest (Countdown, 2014, etc.) is loaded with sly humor, delightfully awkward characters, and a surprising denouement."
The sheriff's department of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, is under attack. Read full book review >

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DOCTORS AND LAWYERS AND SUCH by Susan Rogers  Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"Attention-grabbing plot twists, vividly drawn characters, unsticky but heartfelt domestic episodes, credible solutions, and a hero who grows ever more simpatico: the best of the Kovak series to date."
Beneath its bucolic veneer, life in Prophesy County, Oklahoma, is rife with problems, and middle-aged, newly remarried Sheriff Milt Kovak gets a lot of them (Dead Moon on the Rise, 1994, etc.). 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 >