Search Results: "Vicki Doudera"


BOOK REVIEW

FINAL SETTLEMENT by Vicki Doudera
Released: April 8, 2013

"A twisty fourth case that strikes close to the bone for a complex, likable sleuth."
A winter wedding in Maine brings both joy and tragedy. Read full book review >

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DEADLY OFFER by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2012

"Darby's third enlarges on her love life and real-estate skills while providing a complex mystery."
A favor for a friend involves realtor Darby Farr in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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KILLER LISTING by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2011

"A touch of romance, a hint of danger and a mystery that keeps you guessing spice Darby's second case."
A beautiful, driven real-estate agent is stabbed to death at an open house. Is she the victim of a serial killer, or is there more to the puzzle? Read full book review >

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A HOUSE TO DIE FOR by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Doudera's debut is a welcome addition to the genre, chock full of danger and romance."
A realtor reluctantly returns to her old home only to become embroiled in a deadly game of deceit. Read full book review >

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DEAL KILLER by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2014

"Darby's fifth offers up a twisty mystery, plenty of suspects and a touch of romance."
The death of a Russian businessman provides a pretty puzzle in Doudera's (Final Settlement, 2013, etc.) newest Darby Farr Mystery. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT LIZZIE BROWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS PHANTOM by Vicki Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Middle-grade readers will gobble up this delicious little novel, with its admirable protagonist and the fascinating crew of Fitzy's Traveling Circus, who take her in. (Adventure. 10-13)"
This historical thriller set in Victorian London features a cast of likable circus people, a spunky heroine and a twisty mystery that will keep pages turning until the book's finale. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LEADER by Vicki Winslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"They are basically good people, aware of their flaws and attempting to change: There may be no more touching story than that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A rare look at the daily nuts and bolts of integration in 1971, from a newcomer who gets all the grace notes—and the fashions of the times—just right. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOTEL FOR WOMEN by Vicki Covington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"Compelling themes, strong depictions of a time and place, though a narrative style that's still waiting for some judicious pruning."
In her fourth novel, Covington (Night Ride Home, 1992, etc.) threads the racial unrest of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1961 into the already complicated fabric of one white family's life—and pulls it all together with real, if uneven, tension. Read full book review >

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THIS LOVELY LIFE by Vicki Forman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2009

"A searing tale of heartache and impressive depth of character."
The harrowing experience of a woman whose twins were born at 23 weeks. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery, one of seven linked novels publishing simultaneously. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >