Search Results: "Christobel Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >