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 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 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 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 WOMAN IN THE WATER by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A case with enough momentum to recharge this series and grab new readers with its pull."
The prequel to the career of astute Victorian private detective Charles Lenox. 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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A VILLA FAR FROM ROME by Sheila Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A high-energy saga about love and betrayal filled with vibrant details about Roman history."
In this novel, a young Roman girl's future becomes derailed when Emperor Nero impregnates her in C.E. 61. Read full book review >

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Finding Home by Michael Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2015

"A small volume that takes on large themes with mixed results."
Finch's first poetry collection celebrates the lost landscapes of the American countryside and the freedoms of love and faith. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN THE SMALL HOURS by Charles Finch
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The sixth in Finch's steadily improving series (A Burial at Sea, 2011, etc.) develops the congenial continuing characters further while providing quite a decent mystery."
A member of Parliament prefers investigating over speechifying. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A portrait of university life that's contemplative and nostalgic."
Finch (An Old Betrayal, 2013, etc.) creates a lyrical ode to youth, idealism and love in a contemporary novel about a young man's year of graduate studies at Oxford University. Read full book review >

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AN OLD BETRAYAL by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Although Finch (A Death in the Small Hours, 2012, etc.) has created an intelligent and amiable protagonist, too many supernumeraries, subplots and teacups dilute the impact of the central puzzle."
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, returns to solve one crime and prevent an even more significant one in Victorian England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2015

"Measured, reliable financial advice provided with a smooth overlay of Christianity."
A five-point program for Christian-themed financial security. Read full book review >