Search Results: "Tessa Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIXTH VICTIM by Tessa Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Although Harris (Secrets in the Stones, 2016, etc.) gives away a little too much a little too soon, she still combines two perceptive points of view with a convincing portrait of London's seamier side and a neat twist of an ending."
A reinterpretation of Jack the Ripper with a supernatural touch. Read full book review >

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THE LAZARUS CURSE by Tessa Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2014

"Harris (The Devil's Breath, 2013, etc.) successfully balances history, homicide, science, sorcery and social justice in his idealistic hero's fourth case. The only disappointment is a maddeningly inconclusive ending."
An American physician in post-Revolutionary War England takes on a potent drug, a baffling murder and a determined rival. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE RAVEN by Tessa Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The opening of Harris' (The Lazarus Curse, 2014, etc.) latest 18th-century romantic mystery nearly bogs down in back story. Once it gains momentum, however, one disaster relentlessly follows another for the lovelorn doctor from the Colonies."
Deception, murder and land wars thwart Dr. Thomas Silkstone's latest attempt to find happiness with his beloved Lydia. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SUN by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"When gods other than Baldur finally appear, things get interesting; maybe future installments will begin there. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When the god Baldur the Beautiful vanishes, can two teens rescue him and win their hearts' desires? Read full book review >

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A FINAL DISCORD by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Catnip for fans of dimwitted aristos who can't get out of their own way."
Nothing but sour notes when classical-music entrepreneur Gregory Crowne (A Handful of Dust, 2004, etc.) agrees to help a spoiled rich kid jazz it up. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME by Tessa Hadley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Perfectly fine in execution but also a bit tiresome; with a different conception in the central story, Hadley's consummate knowledge of her characters might have resulted in a more telling debut."
A sorrowful debut follows a family and some friends as they go stage by stage through dissatisfaction with their lives. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE MAID by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Fans of the first book and lovers of Norse legend may enjoy, but there's better for fantasy-adventure lovers. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Can Signy solve the riddle that stands between her and her rightful place among the Valkyrie? Read full book review >

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TO DIE FOR by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Although it never gets farther than Edinburgh, this tale of Chopin moves so glacially it reminds you of another Pole some 3,000 miles northward."
Gregory, deposed Crown Prince of Hirtenstein (Richer than Rubies, 2007, etc.), sticks his highborn schnozz into another murder. Read full book review >

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WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT by Tessa Dare
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A brilliant, enchanting, and soul-satisfying romance."
A young debutante creates a fictional soldier-sweetheart, conveniently away in the war, to avoid a London season, then is stunned when, years later, the embodiment of her imagined beau shows up on her doorstep, prepared to marry her. Read full book review >

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SUNSTROKE by Tessa Hadley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A collection of strikingly original narratives."
Ten unorthodox stories demonstrate exactly how quiet desperation is the English way. Read full book review >

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ROMANCING THE DUKE by Tessa Dare
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Dare starts her new series with a unique storyline, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren't each at a nadir in life's journey."
Izzy Goodnight has long given up on fairy tales, so she is shocked to learn that she has inherited a castle and must figure out what to do with the wounded duke who lives there. Read full book review >