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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A nail-biter with natural appeal, but it ducks the question of whether risking one's life for sport is admirable."
Informed account of a cave-diving disaster. Read full book review >

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THE OUTER BEACH by Robert Finch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Vivid and graceful reflections on water and wind, shifting sands, and the inevitability of change."
Lyrical reflections, natural history, and nuggets of wisdom inspired by walks at the shore. Read full book review >

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A BURIAL AT SEA by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A welcome change of scene for Finch's clever protagonist (A Stranger in Mayfair, 2010, etc.). The descriptions of life aboard a ship in 1873 are especially entertaining."
A 19th-century sea voyage to Egypt is the setting for murder. Read full book review >

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PARADISE JUNCTION by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"More double-crosses than Ross Thomas, more crooked angles than Elmore Leonard—and merrily amoral right down to the final payoff."
When the easy cash from his California business starts to dry up, Hays Teale, who's already begun an informal course in burglary, allows his hot-wired wife Caitlin Hames to talk him into the fateful Big Heist—in this updated Asphalt Jungle. Read full book review >

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SUGARLAND by Phillip Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"The action scenes are so-so, and too many felonies are pinned on the usual suspects—but Finch (Trespass, 1987, etc.) provides a razor- sharp Philippine setting and a splendidly laconic voice for his disillusioned, desperately hopeful hero."
Even before he leaves for the Philippines to look into the supposed death of Carlito Sanchez, insurance-investigator Jack Hart is half in love with a photo of Lito's cousin Evangeline Flores. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"It's a shame, though, that he does so in such a torturously convoluted way. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Torpid, confusing, and inconclusive account of a multiple murder. Read full book review >