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Bushnell's latest offering tells the tale of a group of female Manhattanites who live out, or dream of living out, their fantasies in the Art Deco tower of One Fifth Avenue. The prose is reminiscent of the typical Bushnell drawl, which became so popular in Sex and the City. Although the writing is somewhat familiar, narrator Donna Murphy is refreshing in her inspired reading. Murphy displays a talent for interpreting characters on the page and giving them rich, textured voices and personalities that make listening a sheer pleasure. Though the story lacks originality, Murphy's performance brings a certain theatrical atmosphere to the tale, making it an enjoyable, visual listen. A Hyperion hardcover (Reviews, July 28).(Oct.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Posted March 31, 2010
You need to correct this error so that whoever did write One Fifth Avenue gets credit for the novel. Jacqueline Seewald wrote THE INFERNO COLLECTION and THE DROWNING POOL among other books.
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Posted February 6, 2008
I am familiar with J. Seewald's writings. I enjoy reading her works and this one is no exception. Unusual setting, murders, a reserved librarian with curious mind and of course romance. I think it can be turned into a movie. Excellent! I couldn't put the book down. Highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2008
This romantic suspense/mystery is a thriller with a fresh premise. The main character is a college librarian whose friend asks her to find out if there is an inferno collection in the humanities library. When her friend is murdered and she starts to investigate, Kim's life is in danger. Her personal is also full of mystery. An attractive professor and a sexy cop provide the love interest which also steams up the pages. There is also some paranormal elements and twists in the exciting plot. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy an intelligent, thought provoking mystery with a quick pace and some steamy sex.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
English doctoral student Lorette Campbell asks her friend, former student turned reference librarian Kim Reynolds if she knows anything about the inferno collection. Kim says no although she does not need to depend on her psychic skill her grandma calls the ¿awareness¿ to know her friend is upset. However, the nervous Lorette insists it exists and her limited knowledge has placed her in harm¿s way she mentions a recent accident that she believes was no accident. Not long after their meeting, Lorette dies with the police claiming it was a suicide.------------ Kim believes otherwise and begins inquiries starting with seeking out whether the inferno collection exists. Her efforts bring her to the attention of Professor Don Bernard who she was attracted to when she was a student and psychic police detective Mike Gardner who fears the librarian is in over her head and in trouble. As she investigates, attempts on her life made to look like accidents happen.----------- This paranormal amateur sleuth with some police procedural elements is an enjoyable whodunit starring a likable librarian who goes from no men in her life to two men in her life. Kim is a delightful lead character as she cannot help but investigate the death of her friend starting with her inquiry into whether the INFERNO COLLECTION even exists. Her jaunt into danger with two males trying to keep her safe will entertain readers as her goal is to insure Lorette¿s restless spirit finds peace.------------ Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.