Search Results: "Christobel Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CROOKED HOUSE by Christobel Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Bleak, suspenseful writing keeps the momentum high despite a surfeit of characters and contrivances."
Thirteen years later, a young woman who survived the slaughter of her family returns to the scene of the crime. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD SEASON by Christobel Kent
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Though she lacks Donna Leon's sly humor and her keen insight into the political implications of individual bad behavior, Kent covers much of the same territory in even more ceremonious prose."
A pair of apparently unrelated men gone missing during the hottest month of the Florentine year pose another mystery for policeman-turned-private investigator Sandro Cellini (A Murder in Tuscany, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING RIVER by Christobel Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"More psychological thriller than whodunit, Sandro's third (A Time of Mourning, 2009, etc.) moves with a somber and compelling intensity."
A melancholy private investigator tackles two murky murder cases. Read full book review >

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THE LOVING HUSBAND by Christobel Kent
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot, and even the characters, may sound borderline cliché, there is something about Fran's complexity that sets this one apart and makes for a truly chilling, absorbing read."
A woman finds her husband dead behind their house and then realizes he was not at all the man she thought she knew in Kent's (The Crooked House, 2016, etc.) gripping domestic thriller. Read full book review >

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A DARKNESS DESCENDING by Christobel Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Those looking for fast-paced thrills will not find them in this literate, cerebral, decorously paced mystery that nevertheless holds readers' interest to the end."
A Florentine investigator seeks the reason for the suicide of a politically connected woman. Read full book review >

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A MURDER IN TUSCANY by Christobel Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Sandro's third case is a murky psychological thriller packed with complex, secretive characters and lush prose to match."
Despite his personal problems, melancholy private investigator Sandro Cellini is determined to ferret out a cunning killer who hides in plain sight among the rich and famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENT STATE by James A. Michener
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1971

"As a work of interpretive journalism, it is far less scrupulous than I. F. Stone's Killings At Kent State (1970)."
Michener and staff have produced a collage, now appearing in the Reader's Digest, of graphic second-hand accounts, reconstructions of student life and town sentiment, interpretations and misinterpretations of the Kent State events of May 1970. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2008

"Finely detailed maritime history."
Historian Tracy (History/Univ. of New Brunswick; Nelson's Battles, 2008, etc.) examines the maritime disaster of the Kent. Read full book review >

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LEAVING KENT STATE by Sabrina Fedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A love story that engagingly merges themes of art and anger."
The Vietnam War comes home as rising political tensions culminate in the 1970 Kent State University shootings in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An awkwardly self-conscious but affecting blend of history and memoir."
Poet and novelist Svoboda (Tin God, 2006, etc.) chronicles her uncle's odyssey in occupied Japan and unearths some troubling truths about the U.S. military. Read full book review >

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THE JEWELS OF TESSA KENT by Judith Krantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1998

"Not as much of a tear-jerker as one might expect, but with lots of Krantz's signature glamour. (Literary Guild main selection and Doubleday Book Club; TV satellite tour)"
A nice soapy title for a nice soapy Krantz: the author's usual up-market labels mixed with a little mother-daughter drama and some heart-wrenching terminal illness. Read full book review >

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MY TRIP ABROAD, 1902-1903 BY RUTH KENT by Charles C. Cox, III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2016

"A glimpse into the past that is more intriguing for the details of the period that it reveals than for the narrative it presents."
The past is brought to life in this reproduction of an early 20th-century travel journal. Read full book review >