Search Results: "Gerald Seymour"


BOOK REVIEW

GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

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A DENIABLE DEATH by Gerald Seymour
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Some may be frustrated by the slow pace, as it takes more than 100 pages to even get the team selected and the operation underway, but for patient readers, Seymour's painstaking attention to detail is a plus, as it gives the story an authentic ring and lets the reader experience the mission in real time."
The latest thriller from British author Seymour (The Collaborator, 2011, etc.) isn't the kind you'd turn to for fast action and relentless plot twists. Rather, it's a book for those seriously into espionage who want to absorb every detail of how a spy mission is planned and carried out. Read full book review >

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A LINE IN THE SAND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Seymour's prose is like his people—unsentimental, spare, tender when necessary—and from top to bottom, the story moves with elegant efficiency. The author's rare gift is to make the monstrous human, and to give face to the faceless."
A subtle sociopolitical commentary wrapped in the carapace of an expertly plotted, nail-biting espionage thriller. Read full book review >

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DEAD GROUND by Gerald Seymour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Even with a plague of preachy, meaning-of-it-all soliloquies, Seymour's punchy plotting and vile people work to create a gripping tale of nasty post—Cold War complicity."
Perilously flawed heroes avenge a cold-blooded killing covered up for nearly a decade by ex-Stasi thugs and soulless bureaucrats in a new (if not improved) unified Germany: another superior, character-driven spy story from old pro Seymour (Killing Ground, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR BLEU by Catherine  Deeter
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An edifying portrait of one of the ways an artist works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeter (who illustrated Alice Walker's Finding the Green Stone, 1991, etc.) guides readers through an exploration of the artistic process. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDERS by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A fresh Spanish setting, a stream of characters with great nicknames like 'the Tractor,' and a mix of British, Eastern European and American crime fighters make Seymour's 29th novel one of his most entertaining."
Overrun with spies, cops and Euro mobsters, Seymour's 29th novel concerns a female MI5 veteran's obsessive need to avenge the death of a young colleague who was kicked to death by a Russian crime lord. Read full book review >

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CONDITION BLACK by Gerald Seymour
Released: July 17, 1991

"Morally charged, politically astute, and utterly unromantic— an admirably gritty-gray slice of spydom by the ever-reliable Seymour."
An agent-assassin for Iraq runs rampant on British soil in Seymour's powerful and intelligent new thriller, set—and apparently completed—just before Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Read full book review >

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GERALD DURRELL by Douglas Botting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is a solid, engaging biography that will appeal to Durrell's admirers—and perhaps, with good cause, earn him a few more. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A portly, respectful biography of the late British conservationist, author, and raconteur. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Mildly entertaining, but not likely to add Chapman to the ambiguous pantheon of American crime. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Prolific true-crime and mystery writer Jeffers (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995, etc.) details a neglected chapter in American criminal history—but a chapter may be all the story merits. Read full book review >

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VAGABOND by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An author who seemingly can do no wrong, British spymaster Seymour delivers another first-rate effort—this one focused on an old-fashioned hero facing up to new challenges."
Twenty years after the IRA declared a cease-fire in Northern Ireland, a small, unreconstructed group of its members are plotting to buy weapons from a Russian arms dealer. A legendary runner of agents for MI5 known as Vagabond is called out of self-imposed retirement to thwart their efforts to stir up trouble. Read full book review >