Search Results: "Veronica Heley"


BOOK REVIEW

FALSE ALARM by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2013

"The Abbot Agency's seventh outing will be just the thing for readers who like their cozies with a bit of bite."
Domestic matters both personal and professional loom large for the owner of the Abbot Agency (False Report, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE PARK by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Even though Heley once more reveals the perpetrator early on, Ellie (Murder of Identity, 2007, etc.) is such a complex and likable heroine that we follow her exploits with bated breath."
Ellie Quicke becomes involved in a hunt for answers when her cousin Roy's wife witnesses a killing by a dog in a local park. Read full book review >

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VERONICA by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A gorgeous, articulate novel that is at once an unflinching meditation on degradation and a paean to deliverance."
Gaitskill, whose story "Secretary" was made into a 2002 film of the same name, returns with this ravishing novel about a friendship between a young fashion model and an unattractive older woman dying of AIDS. Read full book review >

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VERONICA by Nicholas Christopher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 12, 1996

"High-class, Victorian-style fantasy of the fourth dimension spoiled, unfortunately, by one-dimensional characters."
From an accomplished poet and second-novelist (The Soloist, 1986): a page-turning yarn about magic and time-travel set in modern Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY SUSPICION by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Heley offers another solid outing for Ellie, who isn't slowed down a bit by the passage of time."
British minister's wife Ellie Quicke (Murder in Time, 2014, etc.) struggles to keep her housekeeper safe from a religious cult. Read full book review >

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FALSE IMPRESSION by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"The no-nonsense exposition leads to endless distracting eruptions, a Rube Goldberg-esque finale and an uncharacteristically overextended postlude. Not Bea's finest hour."
Bea Abbot and her suburban London domestic employment agency get caught in the middle of a pitched battle over who's going to control the corporation Holland Holdings. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MIND by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Ellie's 12th is right on the money, with the heroine giving as good as she gets in her tangles with the boneheaded local constabulary."
Ellie Quicke (Murder My Neighbor, 2011, etc.) takes a break from redecorating to help the family of her daughter's fiance escape death. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE GARDEN by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"A fine balance of outer sleuthing and inner delving."
The discovery of a body in the yard next door forces Ellie Quicke (Murder by Accident, 2003, etc.) to take a long hard look at her neighborhood, her family, and herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE WALL by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Indomitable Bea barely wilts in the face of adversity and even finds time to give the police a hand."
Provider of domestic services Bea Abbot (False Impression, 2015 etc.) suffers domestic problems aplenty when a neighbor knocks his garden wall into her yard. Read full book review >

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FALSE MONEY by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fans will be treated to the usual family complications as they wait for the inevitable shoe to drop."
Domestic agency owner Bea Abbott (False Pretences, 2010, etc.) goes to bat for one of her unofficial offspring while her real son and daughter-in-law do their best to keep her from her grandson. Read full book review >

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FALSE PICTURE by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Plucky as she may be, Bea, lacking the inner dimension of Heley's long-running heroine Ellie Quicke, comes across as following the plot rather than driving it."
Her second outing packs Bea Abbott (False Charity, 2007) off to Bruges on the trail of an international art thief. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY COMMITTEE by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"It's hard to find the mystery, much less solve it, in this messy sixth from the usually reliable Heley."
A widow has her hands full coping with her family's unending demands and solving friends' puzzles. Read full book review >