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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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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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 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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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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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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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >