Diane J. (Lituria) - Reviews

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The Accidental Florist (Jane Jeffry, Bk 16)
The Accidental Florist (Jane Jeffry, Bk 16)
Author: Jill Churchill
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 42
Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book


Advent of Dying (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 2)
Advent of Dying (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 2)
Author: Carol Anne O'Marie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 31
Review Date: 6/15/2005
Helpful Score: 1


Another delightful escapade of this wonderful nun. Good clean fun.


The Apothecary Rose (Owen Archer, Bk 1)
The Apothecary Rose (Owen Archer, Bk 1)
Author: Candace Robb
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 73
Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book!


Back to School Murder (Lucy Stone, Bk 4)
Back to School Murder (Lucy Stone, Bk 4)
Author: Leslie Meier
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/11/2005


BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER
"Fans of Jessica Fletcher and her hometown of Cabot Cove will find the same type of pleasure in Leslie Meier's. Back to School Murder."
-The Midwest Book Review


Bad News (Dortmunder, Bk 10)
Bad News (Dortmunder, Bk 10)
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/6/2005


"Westlake is a card with characters, and he flashes that talent to tenific effect here."
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Tunes Book Review


"Intricately plotted. . . . Its crisp writing keeps you moving. . . . A delightful addition to the long-running Dortmunder saga."
-USA Today

"A classic Dortmunder! . . . The latest and perhaps funniest comic novel featuring criminal John Dortmunder."
-New York Post

"Hilarious; . . .When's the last time you read a book that made you laugh on every page? H there's a more wryly convoluted mind out there than Westlake's, it has yet to show itseJf, and it does make the five-year wait between Dortmunder's lunatic capers seem excruciatingly long. . . . The best workout your sense of humor will get this millennium."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Bermuda Grass
Bermuda Grass
Author: Keith Miles
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/28/2010


Helping to design a golf course in Bermuda, Alan
Saxon takes his daughter, Lynette, there for a
holiday, Saxon is alarmed to meet Lvnettes friend
and fellow student, Jessica Hadlow, who is joining
them. Arrogant, outspoken and brimming with sexuality,
Jessica is the daughter of a millionaire business tycoon,
Saxon then learns that someone is trying to sabotage the new
golf course, and he stumbles on a murder victim who has been
hanged from one of the trees. A romance with an American
woman staying at the hotel provides a welcome distraction
from these misfortunes until Lynette and Jessica are both
abducted. The event not only brings Jessicas obnoxious
father stunning to the island, it also prompts Saxons ex-wife
to come as well. Will Saxon solve the case?
Miles has something for everybody in this delicious
Entertainment: a surprise villain, violent fisticuffs, an
excellent golf game, lovely women, some sex, fine detective
work and a stunning cIimax.

For duffers, a great introduction to golf. For golfers, a hole-in-one. For mystery butts, an effort thats definitely better than
Par.

The prolific Keith Miles has written dozens of mysteries and original
plays for radio, TV and the theater; worked as a story editor for a
movie company; and run his own professional theater group. Miles
is a former Chair of the Crime Writers Association in the UK.


Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 13)
Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 13)
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/24/2005


Sayers is a "must read" for all mystery people. These books can be easily read out of order....her English dialoge is a treat!
A HONEYMOON Is AN UNFORTUNATE OCCASION FOR MURDER, ESPECIALi.Y
WHEN LORD PETER WlMSEY
IS THE BRIDEGRooM,.
Murder was hardly the best way for Lord Peter and his bride, the famous
mystery writer Harriet Vane, to start their honeymoon. It, all began when the former owner of their newly acquired estate.
was found quite nastily dead in the cellar.
And what Lord Peter had hoped would
be a very private and romantic stay in the country soon turned into a most
baffling case, what with the misspelled
"notise" to the milkman and the intriguing condition 0f the deadman -not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than 600 pounds in his pocket.

"BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON HAS
EVERYTHING-MYSTERY; COMEDY, LOVE, AND DRAMA-ALL SERVED UP IN
DOROTHY SAYERS' BEST STYLE
The New York Times


A Caribbean Mystery
A Caribbean Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/2/2005
Helpful Score: 1


A Miss Marple mystery. Great characters and plot, as usual.


The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (Cat Who...Bk 13)
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (Cat Who...Bk 13)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/1/2005
Helpful Score: 1


This is another in a great series of clean, clever books by this author. Especially fun if you are or ever have been a cat owner.


The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (Cat Who...Bk 22)
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (Cat Who...Bk 22)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2004
Helpful Score: 1


I love following the exploits of this character. Best to read these books in order. Great reads for cat lovers!!


The Celtic Riddle (Archaelogical, Bk 4)
The Celtic Riddle (Archaelogical, Bk 4)
Author: Lyn Hamilton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book!


Crooked Flight (Critic's Choice Mystery)
Review Date: 5/24/2005


"An entertaining mystery filled with flying detail and
technology:'- Booklist .

A private jet mysteriously crashes in a Wisconsin forest, killing all passengers. Sifti ng through the wreckage, the "Go-Team"- experts who rush to the scene of an air crash - discovers stolen top-secret microchips identical to those the U.S. plans to use ina new system to spy on Soviet air defenses. The head investigator, Doyle Trimboli, must follow acom_ plex trail of tangled clues to Switzerland, Tokyo, and finally California where he at last confronts the smugglers in a sizzling climax.
Filled with authentic detail, CROOKED FLIGHT is a spellbinding {lOvel of aviation/detection that will keep the reader in suspense until the very end.


Death of an Angel (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 7)
Death of an Angel (Sister Mary Helen, Bk 7)
Author: Carol Anne O'Marie
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book!


Decked (Regan Reilly, Bk 1)
Decked (Regan Reilly, Bk 1)
Author: Carol Higgins Clark
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2004


Better than her mom. Good, clean fun!


Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin, Bk 5)
Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin, Bk 5)
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2004


Historical novel of the Royal Navy set in the eighteenth century. The improbability of reality nearly over rides the fiction.


Dirge for a Dorset Druid (Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower)
Dirge for a Dorset Druid (Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower)
Author: Margot Arnold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book!


Don't Ask (Dortmunder, Bk 8)
Don't Ask (Dortmunder, Bk 8)
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2004


Another witty book from this author.
Its not just any bone. It's a femur. An 800 year old
femur. An 800-year-old femur of a 16-year_old girl who lust happened to have been killed and eaten by her own family. Then the Church made her a Saint. Then John Dortmunder stole the bone. Twice. /
Don't ask why two European nations have been fighting
like dogs over this bone. Don't ask how Dortmunder's gang of honorable crooks, from master driver Stan Murch to man - mountain Tiny Bulcher, got caught red-handed with the bone and were plunged into the middle of an international incident. Don't ask, because you don't need to. John Dortmunder has all the answers, and this time he's about to parlay a very old femur into an act of beautiful, larcenous revenge - one that will cut right to the bone .. .

A truly manic burst of fun
a Mixmaster plot full of druggings and
muggings, imprisonments and torture, art
theft and blackmail, not to mention an
arsenal of puns. Chicago Tribune
Merely wonderful. .. no one's touch is as quixotically cockeyed as Westlake's, no one.
can keep you chuckling as continuously.
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
A New York Times Notable Book for 1993


Dune to Death (Bed-And-Breakfast, Bk 4)
Dune to Death (Bed-And-Breakfast, Bk 4)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2004


Author has a wonderful humor and great characters to make a mystery to curl up with.


The Etruscan Chimera (Archaeological Mystery, Bk 6)
The Etruscan Chimera (Archaeological Mystery, Bk 6)
Author: Lyn Hamilton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/24/2009


Good Book!


False Witness (Sister Agatha, Bk 4)
False Witness (Sister Agatha, Bk 4)
Author: Aimee Thurlo, David Thurlo
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 10/12/2009


Wonderful Book!


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