Search Results: "Veronica Heley"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER WITH MERCY by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Heley's 13th finds Ellie beleaguered but resolute as ever as she deals with the fallout from hell-bound good intentions."
Ellie Quicke has her hands full with daughter Diana's pregnancy, a spot of sabotage in her latest renovation project, a bout of flu in her household and, of course, murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE DIAMOND by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"A pedestrian solution proves Heley slightly off her game in her eighth Abbott entry."
The discovery of a zircon in Dilys Benton's engagement ring sends sparks flying in her rich, dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE CHARITY by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Although the two heroines are cut from similar cloth, Heley's new series has a quirky vibe that edges it beyond its pedestrian plot."
The creator of Ellie Quicke (Murder of Identity, 2007, etc.) rolls out a new series featuring the Abbott Agency, which handles domestic crises with efficiency and discretion. Read full book review >

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MURDER MY NEIGHBOUR by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Ellie's fans will find all the typical pleasures in her 11th case: domestic felicity disrupted by dark doings and the eventual triumph of the good over the greedy."
Trouble hits close to home as Ellie Quicke (Murder in the House, 2009, etc.) investigates a disappearance from a house around the corner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN HOUSE by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Standard fare from an author whose puzzles take a back seat to domestic affairs."
An unscrupulous developer and his family threaten a middle-aged newlywed's connubial bliss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN STYLE by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"A perfect fit for readers who like their mysteries padded with layers of family drama."
Amateur sleuth Ellie Quicke (Murder by Suspicion, 2016, etc.) investigates the death of a boutique owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN TIME by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Improbabilities aside—would a British solicitor really put in writing an offer to withhold evidence from the police?—Ellie's latest outing turns out to be a tempest in a teapot."
Ellie Quicke (Murder With Mercy, 2013, etc.) fights to preserve her do-it-yourself family.Read full book review >

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MURDER OF INNOCENCE by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Detection is clearly a side issue in this parable of remaining centered in a world fraught with avaricious demands from every corner."
Recent widow Ellie Quicke (Murder by Suicide, not reviewed, etc.) faces the trials of Job as she tries desperately to do right by her relatives, her friends, and her God. 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 >