Search Results: "Wendi Silvano"


BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY TROUBLE by Wendi Silvano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Good fun, but it may lead to a vegetarian table or two. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turkey's in the "kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving...and you're the main course." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADBEAT by Wendi Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

"None of the above, or the breezy narrative style, is much help to the episode's hardworking but contrived and lifeless storyline or its unconvincing characters."
A third outing to Boston with p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING EDEN by Wendi Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"The author works hard, but with little success, to breathe life into Angie; her large, uningratiating family; and a clunky, unmanageable plot: a dull and drowsy second outing."

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Wendi Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"Maybe Angie, who's quick with her hands whether or not there's a gun in them, is just flexing her muscles for the main event."
Fresh out of the Marines, with the paint on her Boston office scarcely dry, PI Angela Matelli is lucky enough to hit pay dirt for her very first client, retired cop Tom Grady, when she finds that Brian Scanlon, the man Tom's daughter Sheilah has moved in with, has exactly the kind of unsavory connections Tom feared. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE WHO DIES by Wendi Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Still, the central mystery is lean and mean, and Angela's a toughie who's worth as many allowances as your own family."
In many ways, Angela Matelli (Deadbeat, 1999, etc.) is a standard-issue hard-boiled heroine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fetch Us Some Water by Wendi Christner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A gripping, subtle, and page-turning mystery."
Christner's (The Water Bearer, 2008) family drama set in the American South tells the story of a daughter returning home to care for her terminally ill mother and of past violent crimes that shook the close-knit community to its core.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OVERLAND TRAIL by Wendi Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 1996

"Improbable plot, poor characterization, and stilted dialogue keep this from rising even to the level of good melodrama."
Despite occasional compelling scenes based on events drawn from actual diaries of women emigrants, Lee's (Cannon's Revenge, 1995) latest ought to be subtitled ``The Perils of a Politically Correct Heroine Crossing the Continent.'' Even the villain is a second-rate stereotype in this exaggerated melodrama posing as historical fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Sometimes endlessly informative (for instance, on pasta-making machinery) as it offers more in the way of pasta history than most readers have even begun to imagine."
Scholarly investigation of the quintessentially Italian carbohydrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANCER VIXEN by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Inspirational proof that there's nothing like a death scare to put life into perspective."
A health crisis provides an accomplished cartoonist with the richest material of her career. Read full book review >