Search Results: Tori Carrington


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE BITES by Tori Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

A Greek-American p.i. fits in a couple of clients while trying to straighten out her love life. Read full book review >

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FOUL PLAY by Tori Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Though Sofie's adventurous life in the Greek community makes for pleasant reading, she's still a pale shadow of Stephanie Plum."
Fueled by Greek coffee, Sofie Metropolis investigates lost pets and cheating husbands. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Tori Carrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2006

"If the author(s), aka Lori and Tony Karayianni, insist on dropping in on Sophie's antics every two months, we're in for a long year."
More frappé-fueled fun in Astoria, Queens, with the Hellenic wannabe hellcat. Read full book review >

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SOFIE METROPOLIS by Tori Carrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"Slapdash and derivative."
Greek 20-something turns gumshoe after her Big Fat Wedding goes bust. Read full book review >

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CORIANDER THE CONTRARY HEN by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A hardheaded hen plumps down in the middle of the road and brings traffic to a screeching halt in this rhythmic rural ruckus. Thoroughly used to doing just what she's told not to, Coriander settles in on a pile of grass with a "Coop and Garden" magazine—which, in the cartoon illustrations, is joined by a dish of candy, an umbrella, sunscreen, a radio and other leisure gear as the tale goes on—and despite plenty of scolding, refuses to give way as trucks, cars and even a school bus pile up. Featuring as a crowd-pleasing refrain variations on "With a ruffle of her feathers / and a sharp look in her eye, / Coriander cackled a discourteous reply, / CLUCK CLUCK TRUCK!," Chaconas' text is paired to hilarious views of a small hen with a big red comb and an even bigger attitude. Ultimately persuaded by a bit of reverse psychology from a canny lass ("Do NOT get out of the road"), Coriander finally swaggers back to the henhouse to roust out its occupants and construct a cushy new nest. Admirers of Anita Jeram's Contrary Mary (1995) will find Coriander an even tougher bird. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >