Search Results: "Tracy Kiely"


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MURDER WITH A TWIST by Tracy Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2015

"Even teetotalers will enjoy these Martinis. Here's hoping Kiely will treat readers to another round."
Kiely (Murder Most Austen, 2012, etc.) updates her jam with the tale of a couple of LA sophisticates hoping for a quiet holiday in the Big Apple.Read full book review >

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MURDER MOST AUSTEN by Tracy Kiely
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A light, enjoyable read with just enough homicide to ballast the Austen quotations Elizabeth and Winnie keep swapping."
A much-anticipated trip to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath becomes a nightmare for an amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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MURDER MOST PERSUASIVE by Tracy Kiely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Serviceable plot, stilted dialogue, one-dimensional characters—the lightest of beach reads."
Plucky amateur detective Elizabeth Parker investigates her third case of murder (Murder on the Bride's Side, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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KILLER COCKTAIL by Tracy Kiely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2016

"Kiely's modern-day Nick and Nora Charles provide plenty of clever repartee as they delve into a mystery full of Hollywood heavyweights with motives for murder."
A glamorous night at the Academy Awards ends in tragedy. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT LONGBOURN by Tracy Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Predictable romance and implausible social scenarios—strictly for fans of books about being a fan of Jane Austen."
A quintessential chick-lit heroine quotes Pride and Prejudice, solves a murder and gets her man in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT MANHATTAN MURDER by Tracy Kiely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2017

"It's impossible to resist Kiely's charming trio of husband, wife, and dog (Killer Cocktail, 2016, etc.). The manner is effervescent and amusing, and the mystery surprisingly good."
A modern-day Nick and Nora Charles take their skills in sleuthing and repartee to the New York theater district. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE BRIDE'S SIDE by Tracy Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Less Elinor and Marianne Dashwood than Laverne and Shirley, Bridget and Elizabeth show little sense and less sensibility."
A Jane Austen fan who's spent too much time with Sense and Sensibility tries to solve a murder at her best friend's wedding. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL OF WINTER by Brendan Kiely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Often bleak, eventually hopeful and beautifully told. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In a lyrical and hard-hitting exploration of betrayal and healing, the son of a Connecticut socialite comes to terms with his abuse at the hands of a beloved priest. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY by Brendan Kiely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will be swept up in Kiely's musical prose as Teddy learns about love, romance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Teddy, 17, makes a promise to his Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather, Gpa, to bring him home from assisted living before he forgets Teddy's deceased grandmother. Read full book review >