Search Results: "Cynthia Harrod-Eagles"


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OLD BONES by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Slow to get started—the opening chapters seem driven by a determination to indicate what every single member of the Shepherd's Bush constabulary is up to—but steadily increasing in momentum until the placidly ugly payoff: one of the author's best."
Still smarting from the anonymous news leak that pitted him against his superiors (One Under, 2015), DCI Bill Slider lands a case so ancient that it "won't put anyone's toes out of joint." Well, yes and no. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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KATE'S PROGRESS by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There's never much doubt where all this is heading. But romancer Harrod-Eagles, who also writes Inspector Bill Slider's whodunits (Blood Never Dies, 2013, etc.), updates Jane Austen so gently and firmly that fans will lap it up."
An unexpected legacy rescues a London PR executive from her dreary round of romantic mishaps and sends her off to Exmoor, where mold, mildew and true love await. Read full book review >

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FLEUR by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"Skillful in its re-creation of historical events and foreign milieus, but an only moderately satisfying romance that lacks real emotional suspense and drama."
The second installment in a trilogy (after Anna, 1991) featuring the grown descendants of Count Nikolai Sergeyevitch Kirov as they move into the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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STAR FALL by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though the answers aren't nearly as interesting as the questions themselves, Harrod-Eagles (Hard Going, 2014, etc.) is never less than expert in presenting suspects, combing through the evidence, varying the tone and showing new ways that Egerton was even more of a bounder than you suspected."
DI Bill Slider asks why the thief who killed West London television personality Rowland Egerton in his home ignored his wallet and most of his treasures and made off with exactly two items. Read full book review >

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GONE TOMORROW by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2002

"And Harrod-Eagles (Blood Sinister, 2001, etc.) has provided a real poser for puzzle-hounds, though inexplicably tempering her wit with egregious puns."
The deceased was propped up in Hammermith Park with cash in its pocket, an expensive leather jacket on its back, a gold signet ring on the middle finger of its right hand, and a stab wound straight to its heart, but no identification. Read full book review >

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HARD GOING by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Levelheaded DI Slider returns in a satisfying balance of bullpen banter, lively characterization and thorough detection. Although Harrod-Eagles (Kate's Progress, 2013, etc.) tips her hand earlier than she might have, a poignant ending more than makes up for this minor lapse."
London detectives search for the murderer of a neighborhood philanthropist. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW GRAVE by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"But the puzzle and the people are intriguing, and the denouement compelling, making another winner for this outstanding writer."
Seventh in the chronicle of Inspector Bill Slider's triumphs and failures in London's Shepherd's Bush precinct (Killing Time, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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ORCHESTRATED DEATH by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Still: an acceptable addition to the cozy British genre."
A plethora of suspects, a reserved, mild-mannered hero, and the understatement so typical of the traditional British procedural mark the mystery debut of longtime English novelist Harrod-Eagles (Anna, p. 954), who, here, animates her routine plotting with the love-life of her unhappily married, middle-aged Detective Inspector Bill Slider, now trying to identify the naked young woman's body found in an abandoned London flat. Read full book review >

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DEATH TO GO by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Sedate, intricate, and satisfyingly textured, though the last plot twist is one too many."
His violinist-lover Joanna keeps pressing Shepherd's Bush Inspector Bill Slider (Death Watch, 1993, etc.) to leave his wife for her, but something keeps turning up. Read full book review >

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I, VICTORIA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Bombay gin."
The prolific British author of historical romances (Fleur, 1993, etc.) and the Bill Slider mysteries gathers here an attractive nosegay tribute to the legendary marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert—though the author's queen is no violet of sentiment (or risible caricature) but ardent, shrewd, and tough. Read full book review >

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BODY LINE by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nobody cozies up to domesticity better than Harrod-Eagles (Fell Purpose, 2010, etc.). Only a die-hard misanthrope would disdain a chance to spend time with Slider and his wife and son."
Who killed the ladykiller? Read full book review >