Search Results: "Tom Fowler"


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A ONCE CROWDED SKY by Tom King
Released: July 10, 2012

"King's work is beyond postmodern, complex in conception, perhaps too esoteric for mainstream fiction fans, but relevant to the graphic-novel, video-gaming generation."
King's debut novel is mostly textual narrative highlighted by random, comic-book-style illustrations. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle Fowler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"There's a built-in audience for the London sisters' adventures, but beneath all the glitter is a bunch of blah. (Chick lit. 14-16)"
Hardworking sisters face glamorous romantic and professional challenges in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE VICTORIA VANISHES by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Learned excurses on pubs, conspiracy theories and the blood of Christ keep the pot boiling, though the answers this time aren't as satisfying as the wildly inventive questions."
The staff of the Peculiar Crimes Unit search for a killer working out of London's pubs, including a nonexistent one, while they parry the usual threats to the PCU's existence. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SISTERS by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2000

Seven Sisters ($21.95; Apr. 10; 320 pp.; 0-425-17296-1): In six earlier adventures (Mariner's Compass, 1999, etc.), Benni Harper never learned the knack of disentangling the travails and celebrations of domestic life from homicide. Read full book review >

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IRISH CHAIN by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"You got a problem with that?"
Bad news for the Senior (Citizens') Read full book review >

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NO MAN’S LAND by Ruth Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2008

"Nothing that hasn't been better told before."
British girl with wanderlust ends up stripping in New York, hating herself for it, blogging, getting book deal. Read full book review >

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An Artist's Journey through Wonderland by Katie Fowler
Released: June 11, 2015

"Cute inspiration for beginners."
Fowler's self-help debut takes readers down the rabbit hole in search of creative courage. Read full book review >

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ARKANSAS TRAVELER by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2001

"Not so much an Arkansas Traveler as a Log Cabin quilt marked by endless repetition: Racism bad, Benni clever, you can't go home again."
Benni Harper (Seven Sisters, 2000, etc.) has come a long way from Blevins County, Arkansas, where she spent much of her youth eating cheese grits and raising hell with her cousin Emory Littleton and best friend Amen Tolliver in the poky little town of Sugartree. Read full book review >

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SPIDER WEB by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fowler pieces together questions of memory and identity so deftly that only purists will bemoan the dearth of clues or detection."
Quilt maven Benni Harper (State Fair, 2010, etc.) grapples with public responsibilities and private challenges when a sniper targets San Celina's finest. Read full book review >

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RED BRIDE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"For some readers, the willing suspension of disbelief will snap before everything's tied up."
Satan and the supernatural worm their way into the British film scene via a glamorous model who vamps a hitherto straight-arrow publicist. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S PUZZLE by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"Here's hoping we get to see more of her when she's not under such a cloud."
Benni Harper's first mistake as curator of the Josiah Sinclair Folk Art Museum is letting Marla Chenier use the pottery wheel in the museum after closing hours; that's what sets Marla up to get killed. Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Neither the mystery nor the solution is up to Fowler's best work. But the reunion of the PCU is cause for such joy that only the most curmudgeonly fans will quibble."
Locked out and disbanded at the end of The Victoria Vanishes (2008), London's Peculiar Crimes Unit comes back from the grave to solve yet another bizarre case. Read full book review >