Search Results: "Charles Cumming"


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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 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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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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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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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RED BOAT by Hannah Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A deftly delivered lesson on facing life's little challenges. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A "magic" boat offers a lonely girl a whole new world...of imagination. Read full book review >

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Released: June 18, 2014

"A lightweight, pleasant adventure for younger readers, featuring derring-do but little psychological depth."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy tale, the first in a series, three brothers set out on a quest to uncover the identity of a magical arsonist and protect their homeland from a sinister scheme. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"As fascinated as Snare with the portrait, Cumming has fashioned an absorbing mystery."
A true tale that demonstrates the power and seduction of art. Read full book review >

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TOMMY’S TALE by Alan Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2002

"Alan Cumming is a marvelous actor."
Frothy first novel by the Scottish stage and film actor heretofore best known for his Tony Award-winning role in the recent revival of Cabaret. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? Read full book review >