Search Results: "Susan Rogers Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

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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STUDENT BODY by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Lively and mysterious: above average for this brashly comic series."
A romance writer and part-time sleuth has to work a case much too close to home. 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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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GONE IN A FLASH by Susan Rogers Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A rollicking mystery with plenty of red herrings and amusing characters who could have been friends of Stephanie Plum."
A trip to deliver their son to college pits a Texas family against several dangerous criminals. 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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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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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 >