Search Results: "C.S. Challinor"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER OF THE BRIDE by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2012

"Rex's fifth case (Murder on the Moor, 2011, etc.) is a derivative but pleasant classic English mystery."
Why wouldn't your wedding day be one of the happiest of your life? Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE MOOR by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rex's fourth case (Phi Beta Murder, 2010, etc.) is a slim volume in the style of Agatha Christie, lightweight but fun to read."
Even though it's in Scotland, a housewarming party is the scene of a classic English murder mystery. Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT OF MURDER  by C.S. Challinor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The denouement is only the latest of many twists, turns, and surprises. One of Challinor's best."
No good-deed condolence call goes unpunished. Read full book review >

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MURDER COMES CALLING by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Rex's seventh (Murder at Midnight, 2014, etc.) reveals too much early on to offer much of a puzzle, but it's still fun to follow the clues."
Helping an old pal puts a Scottish barrister in danger. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE RAW by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"The most untitillating nudist company imaginable. Put your clothes on and run to the bookstore for something else."
A Scotsman averts his eyes at a Caribbean nudist enclave. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IS MURDER by C.S. Challinor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Challinor's debut is a pleasant modern knockoff of Christie. It remains to be seen whether Rex's skills are the equal of Poirot's or Miss Marple's."
Shades of Agatha Christie. A disparate group of guests snowed in at an English hotel await Christmas and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2013

"Dense for general readers but an excellent scholarly read encompassing new ideas for Lewis devotees or those interested in religious argument."
Christian theologian McGrath (Theology and Ministry/King's College London; Mere Apologetics, 2012, etc.) dissects the life of C.S. Lewis 50 years after the author's death, focusing on how his life was impacted by theology and vice versa. Read full book review >

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C.S. LEWIS'S <i>MERE CHRISTIANITY</i> by George M. Marsden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"A clear and deeply informed account of a religious work that seems to have no expiration date."
A scholar of religious history rehearses the story of C.S. Lewis' influential disquisition on the commonalities among all Christian believers. Read full book review >

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WHAT REMAINS OF HEAVEN by C.S. Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The mystery includes a smattering of political and church intrigue among a welter of family ties so intricate that a scorecard might have helped."
Who killed the cleric in the crypt? Read full book review >

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WHY MERMAIDS SING by C.S. Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Harris's third Regency mystery (When Gods Die, 2006, etc.), suspenseful and meticulously researched, should garner this excellent series more devoted fans."
Aristocratic Regency detective Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, solves a series of grisly murders. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TENEMENT ON THE VOLGA by C.S. Walton
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Maintaining a detailed, personal view, Walton captures much that's vivid about the hardships, ironies, and small victories of life in the far-flung territories of contemporary Russia."
An unusual personal narrative that captures a human portrait of one of the former Soviet Union's castoff satellites. Read full book review >