Search Results: "Susanne Winnacker"


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DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 26, 2014

"Just another on an already crowded shelf. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
Tessa is a Variant, a human who can absorb someone else's DNA and become that person. This makes her the perfect spy, as readers found out in Imposter (2013). Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers will probably recall the X-Men universe and wish these characters were as well-drawn. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This attempt at a teen paranormal-thriller/romance novel is about as satisfying to fans of the genre as a cup of weak herbal tea would be to a thirsty vampire. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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PALACE OF JUSTICE by Susanne Alleyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A fiendishly clever and compelling mystery set in a grim, gripping vision of Paris where there is no justice, only shades of gray."
Alleyn's fourth (The Cavalier of the Apocalypse, 2009, etc.) takes readers back in time to Aristide Ravel's second major case, during the Terror after the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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LISZT’S KISS by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"A convincing grasp of Romantic period detail mostly compensates for occasionally clunky dialogue and forays into such bodice-ripping silliness as 'his mouth closed over hers, not so much kissing as devouring her.'"
Sparks fly when bohemians, aristocrats and those in-between collide in this latest historical novel with musical themes, from the author of Émilie's Voice (2005). Read full book review >

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ÉMILIE’S VOICE by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"The serpentine and confusing plot aside, musicologist Dunlap's first offers a vivid, entertaining panorama of the period."
A young singer is ensnared by intrigue at the Sun King's court. Read full book review >

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Prepare to Die by Susanne Kacsandi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly controlled, entertaining religious adventure in which the downtrodden triumph with a little help from friends in the highest of places."
Kacsandi's debut is a religious thriller centering on human trafficking and sex slavery. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE CATCHER by Susanne Pari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 1997

"The turns and twists can be more dizzying than riveting, but, still, an accomplished first novel about loving dangerously in dangerous times."
A plot-twisting debut about two lovers caught up in the Islamic Revolution of the '70s who defy torture, a monstrous grandmother, and a psychopathic spy. Read full book review >

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THE CAVALIER OF THE APOCALYPSE by Susanne Alleyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2009

"An intriguing prequel to Ravel's revolutionary adventures (A Treasury of Regret, 2007, etc.) with a nice twist in the denouement."
A murder in 1786 Paris turns a hack writer into a first-rate detective. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE OF THE WIND by Susanne Keegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A classy woman—even as an old fatty hooked on benedictine. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Steadily intelligent, musically aware, sympathetic but objective life of the wife and goddess of Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, novelist Franz Werfel, and a handful of geniuses who loved her unstintedly. Read full book review >

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A TREASURY OF REGRET by Susanne Alleyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2007

"Alleyn's historical authenticity—extending to a bibliography, glossary and other explanatory features—lifts her competent and conventional whodunit above the ordinary."
As the French Revolution comes to an end, a wealthy patriarch perishes along with it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1991

"Well written and researched—though more about socioeconomic than intellectual Jewish gains. (Twelve illustrations—not seen.)"
An absorbing study of American Jews who first broke the ``color line'' at the humanities faculties of Ivy League colleges. Read full book review >