Search Results: "Brett Curzon"


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BILL THE FISH by Brett Curzon
by Brett Curzon, illustrated by Brett Curzon, developed by Interact Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2012

"Despite its good intentions, readers may find Bill's message of individuality and acceptance lost in the catalogue of characteristics. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive and funky text transmits the message that it's OK to just be yourself. Read full book review >

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FIRST WIFE, TWICE REMOVED by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1993

"Clever misdirection from the competent Curzon, whose Thames Valley coppers (Cat's Cradle, etc.) are always interesting if a shade too introspective."
The autopsy on Penny Winter shows that the poor, overworked young mother died from poisoned pÉtÇ—not from the fall down the stairs that followed. Read full book review >

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A MEETING OF MINDS by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2004

"Irritatingly tricky, with a plethora of sidetracks, subplots, and entangled bios, plus a wrap-up that falls, like the last corpse, with a great thud."
A quiet neighbor may be a dead neighbor. Read full book review >

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CLOSE QUARTERS by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"A treat for fans of the genre; the heavily detailed, sometimes tedious police workings may be a minus for others."
Another baffling case for Superintendent Mike Yeadings and his Thames Valley team (Fast Mischief, 1996, etc.)—Detective Sergeants Beaumont and newly promoted Rosemary Zyczynski, augmented this time by out-of-district, heartily disliked Inspector Jenner. Read full book review >

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NICE PEOPLE by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 1995

"Absorbing from first to last."
Superintendent Mike Yeadings tackles yet another offbeat case (Death Prone, 1994, etc.), this time in Fords Green, a quiet backwater on his Thames Valley beat. Read full book review >

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GUILTY KNOWLEDGE by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Fresh, innovative, and compelling from start to finish: one of this prolific author's finest efforts."
The place once again is England, but the time is the early 1900s, before Curzon's series detective Mike Yeadings (Close Quarters, 1997, etc.) was born. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS PRACTICE by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"It doesn't take Dr. Freud to see where the action is in this final chapter in Curzon's Lucy Sedgwick trilogy (The Colour of Blood, 2000, etc.), which offers a little mystery, a whole lot of local color, and a surprisingly big dose of Clive and Lucy between the sheets."
When it comes to marriage, Lucy Sedgwick doesn't have much luck. Read full book review >

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PAST MISCHIEF by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1996

"Still, Curzon does the British procedural better than most, and her 16th novel is no exception."
Thames Valley CID Superintendent Mike Yeadings (Nice People, 1995, etc.) has an almost peripheral share of this new case in which Detective Rosemary Zyczynski plays a major role. Read full book review >

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CAT'S CRADLE by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 1992

"The narrow focus, strife among the classes, and carefully delineated clues are typical of Curzon and the civilized provincial police procedural and, here, prove a welcome balance to Yeadings's somewhat tedious introspection."
When eccentric, reclusive spinster Lorely Pelling is found dead from a shotgun blast in the woods separating her house, a veritable cat sanctuary, from the upscale converted farmhouse belonging to the Welch family, Detective-Superintendent Yeadings, Thames Valley CID (The Blue-Eyed Boy, Three-Core Lead), is called in. Read full book review >

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ALL UNWARY by Clare Curzon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Middling for Curzon's long-running series (Close Quarters, 1997, etc.)."
Less than 24 hours after she's disappeared from her boarding school, ruffling even the starchy headmistress, Dr. Walling, Mayumi Matsukawa walks into the home of her English mother Elizabeth. Read full book review >

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DEATH PRONE by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1994

"Its manipulative machinery begins to clank well before the finish, but this literate police procedural is moderately absorbing most of the way."
Yet another dysfunctional family's problems descend on Thames Valley Police Force Superintendent Mike Yeadings and his stalwart team (First Wife, Twice Removed, 1993). Read full book review >

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THE GLASS WALL by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"Miraculously, Yeadings and his sergeant (A Meeting of Minds, 2004, etc.) gather most of the tangled threads together in a wrap-up that's a merciful release from the general glumness."
Murderous intrigue creeps around the bedside of an elderly invalid. Read full book review >