Search Results: "David Finch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Funny, moving and insightful."
In his debut memoir, Finch relates how the diagnosis of his autism-spectrum condition came as a relief because it helped explain his obsessive habits, extreme social unease and egocentricity. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITANCE by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Finch impressively raises the stakes of this tale between tea settings, and his character development is top-notch."
In the 10th installment of this Victorian-era series, a Member of Parliament-turned-private detective gets the chance to solve a 30-year-old mystery that involves his boyhood friend. Read full book review >

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THE FLEET STREET MURDERS by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Disjointed, with a shockingly poor grasp of the Victorian milieu, especially in the prolonged discussions (by men!) of pregnancy and miscarriage."
Gentleman detective Charles Lenox lets politics distract him from his third case (The September Society, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SEPTEMBER SOCIETY by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Though Lenox is not a patch on his fellow Balliol alumnus Lord Peter Wimsey, Finch's second gives him a more exciting and cerebral mystery than his debut (A Beautiful Blue Death, 2007)."
A Victorian detective answers a desperate plea for help. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN GODS OF LUCK by David Kudler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Although two paintings show the children with the very wares that they have already traded away, Finch's watercolors are well done and innovative in composition, and manage to present fresh details of an unfamiliar culture in every picture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The kindness and generosity of two children result in a great reward for them at New Year's in an unusual fable set in Japan. Read full book review >

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F2F by Phillip Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Enter here to be F2F (face to face) with a champion trickster of the Net. (Film rights to Touchstone)"
Gripping hi-tech computer thriller, smartly up-to-date and yet, at the same time, already dated by recent films like The Net and Michael Crichton's Disclosure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

"A bracing tour through 20th-century American culture. (One hundred b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Cultural historian Finch (co-author, Gone Hollywood, 1979; Rainbow, 1975) deftly examines Americans' auto eroticism and the revolutionary alterations it has made in the country's landscape. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF JOURNALISTS by Tim Finch
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Satiric, tough and very funny."
This remarkable first novel imagines a center for journalists, all refugees who were forced to emigrate, its irrepressible leader, Julian Snowman, and his oppressive regime of liberal piety, and the stories of his damaged but legendary clients. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Finch's rudimentary writing skills are enlivened now and then by bits of London history. On the whole, though, most Sherlockians can skip this unengaging debut without risk."
Old-fashioned ratiocination, done up with all the Victorian bells and whistles. Read full book review >

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MAGPIE by Curt Finch
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Finch treats serious issues whimsically without being flippant, to deeply entertaining effect."
A fast-paced, bizarre, iconoclastic farce anchored by an endearing filial relationship between a journalist and his assistant. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Like Finch's earlier Victorian whodunits (The Fleet Street Murders, 2010, etc.), there's enough mystery combined with enough period and personal detail to keep fans happy."
Gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox, now married to his longtime friend and neighbor Lady Jane Grey, is about to take his seat in Parliament when the thrill of the chase distracts him. Read full book review >