Search Results: "Wendy Corsi Staub"


BOOK REVIEW

FADE TO BLACK by Wendy Corsi Staub
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"A hissy catfight during the cliff-hanging finale is a hoot, but not worth the campy climb to get there."
Feverishly frothy tale of an actress living incognito, menaced by a shadowy stalker. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"While the subject matter may seem gruesome, the violence is fairly muted and Staub mostly maintains the suspense throughout, despite a few too many coincidences."
A quiet town's dark past and a serial killer's quest for his ideal victim create a perfect storm in Staub's (The Perfect Stranger, 2014, etc.) frothy new thriller.Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"Though this new series from Staub (Blood Red, 2015, etc.) is being compared to Mary Higgins Clark, the story, for better or worse, is a good deal sweeter and gentler than Clark. No spirits were bruised in the writing of this tale."
A young widow stumbles on a town filled with psychic energy that encourages her to investigate an accidental death that may have been a murder. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WAY HOME by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The resolution here is more focused and believable, although stock characters and dialogue prevail throughout."
One long-ago summer, four girls mysteriously disappeared in the upstate New York town of Lake Charlotte and were never heard from again. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE by Wendy Corsi Staub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"By playing down Lily Dale's residents, Staub misses an opportunity to flesh out more of Bella's everyday life (Nine Lives, 2015). But the introduction of more ongoing characters is a rousing success."
Turning an upstate New York bed-and-breakfast into a destination-wedding spot is made even harder by a troublesome bride whose life may be in danger. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SISTER by Wendy Corsi Staub
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fans of Criminal Minds will especially love this book."
A novel that delves into the tragic past and state of mind of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"Facile but compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Calla continues to cope with the loss of her mother and with her own burgeoning clairvoyant powers in this fast-paced second series entry (Awakening, 2007). Read full book review >

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MURDER ON BROADWAY by Edward I. Koch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Your move."
An unexpected thrill for the jaded audience on hand for the tenth anniversary gala of Nolan MacDougall's musical The Last Laugh: When jealous Wesley Fisk shoots leading man Conor Matthews in the last act, the bullets are real. Read full book review >

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THE SENATOR MUST DIE by Edward I. Koch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Anson Hubbard—a nice enough guy, but not a patch on Koch in the charisma department."
The Senator Must Die ($22.00; Oct.; 224 pp.; 1-57566-325-2): New York's greatest mayor—just ask him—teams up for a third outing with Staub (Murder on 34th Street, 1997, etc.), this time thrusting his fictional alter ego into a Swiss/Nazi gold scandal that threatens the life of his old friend Sen. Read full book review >

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WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >