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BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ON WAVERLY PLACE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Though sometimes melodramatic, Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series provides a fascinating window into a bygone era."
The rebellious daughter of a wealthy family joins an Irish cop to investigate murder at a séance. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON SISTERS' ROW by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2011

"Thompson's enjoyable historical series (Murder on Lexington Avenue, 2010, etc.) continues to highlight the social injustices of the time, some of which continue to this day."
A midwife's latest delivery involves her in murder. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON LENOX HILL by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"A convincing tale of depravity and death among the upper classes of old New York."
It isn't enough that turn-of-the-century Manhattan midwife Sarah Brandt's physician husband was murdered; now her career is about to involve her in another crime. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON LEXINGTON AVENUE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Thompson (Murder on Waverly Place, 2009, etc.) illuminates a battle in the deaf community that continues even today."
More murder among the upper classes in turn-of-the-century New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ON MARBLE ROW by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Just what you'd expect from a Victorian melodrama: hysterical females, pompous males, class snobbery, and boudoir secrets—plus, in this sixth Gaslight Mystery (Murder on Mulberry Bend, not reviewed, etc.), a bit part for Emma Goldman."
An Irish-American cop is allowed into a Victorian drawing room, though nobody offers him a seat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN CHELSEA by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Thompson's latest tour of early-19th-century New York (Murder on Fifth Avenue, 2012, etc.) combines the requisite historical details with a surprise ending that bodes well for future entries in this enjoyable series."
A child's mysterious background puts her life in danger. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON FIFTH AVENUE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Thompson (Murder on Sisters' Row, 2011, etc.) once more weaves the class differences and casual bigotry of the period into a mystery with some neat twists."
An upper-class midwife and an Irish Catholic police detective continue their unlikely alliance in a seventh murder investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN CHINATOWN by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"A suspenseful tale of casual racism and corrupt police."
Racism, immigration policy and lust all add up to murder as a new century dawns. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >