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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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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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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THE BODY OF A WOMAN by Clare Curzon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2003

"Intriguing right up to—but not including—the wretchedly histrionic denouement."
A ninth case for Thames Valley Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings. Read full book review >

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DON’T LEAVE ME by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"Not one of Curzon's better outings."
Now that 11-year-old Julie Winterton has been reported missing to the Thames Valley police precinct, Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings (Cold Hands, p. 18, etc.) is reminded of events eight years ago when Julie's father, fiction writer Daniel Winterton, had reported his wife Caroline's disappearance, along with a sizable share of their joint bank account. Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF BLOOD by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Wheels within wheels drive this 1921 period tale a little too near the edge sometimes, yet never far enough to prevent enjoyment."
Fabio would be right at home on the cover of this historical romance by the creator of Superintendent Mike Yeadings (Close Quarters, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BLUE-EYED BOY by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1991

"Admirable, then, if not irresistible."
Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings (Three-Core Lead) now must decide whether young Joel Sefton was part of a mugging-murder series or whether he was mutilated by someone with a specific motive; Joel's family certainly disliked the lad, who seduced the anorexic Kit, blackmailed one or two of the others, and taunted and manipulated them all. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK by Clare Curzon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"Yeadings (The Glass Wall, 2007, etc.) hangs back and lets his varied and able underlings share the glory in this nifty ensemble piece."
An auction-house porter reeling from his half-brother's near-death is captivated by a mysterious model probing the murder of her twin sister. 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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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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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 >