Search Results: "Charles Cumming"


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A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"The prolific Cumming insufficiently preps the reader on the hero's back story but writes with ruefully brittle intelligence and keeps the twists coming."
A British agent lures a closeted Russian superspy into the open by befriending his spurned secret lover. Read full book review >

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A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Not a bad story, but it probably won't leave readers breathless. Spy-vs.-spy fans might give it a try."
An intriguing novel of espionage and deceit set primarily in current-day Turkey. Read full book review >

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A FOREIGN COUNTRY by Charles Cumming
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cumming's sixth thriller (The Trinity Six, 2011, etc.) is smart and intricate, with a large cast of cool characters and an authentic feel."
A deadly long-shot mission gives a disgraced secret agent a chance at redemption. Read full book review >

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THE TRINITY SIX by Charles Cumming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Taut, atmospheric and immersive—an instant classic."
A London academic risks his life to uncover a real-life, decades-old Cold War mystery in Cumming's (Typhoon, 2009, etc.) edgy thriller. Read full book review >

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TYPHOON by Charles Cumming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A stately thriller for grown-ups."
An MI6 agent must balance the personal and the professional as he tries to thwart the American agent who stole the woman he loves. Read full book review >

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THE SPANISH GAME by Charles Cumming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 27, 2008

"Intricate, intelligent and, Spanish politics being what they are, occasionally confusing."
The disappearance of a Basque acquaintance sucks British expat Alec Milius (A Spy by Nature, 2007, etc.) back into the world of espionage. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Brief bibliography (standard adult works; three books for young readers; 14 of Dickens's most familiar works). (Biography/Picture book. 8+)"
The authors follow their splendid Bard of Avon (1992, ALA Notable) with an equally handsome book on the beloved novelist. Read full book review >