Search Results: "J. Sydney Jones"


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SYDNEY by Jan Morris
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The old dazzle still at work."
Clean-limbed description of the great port by Morris (O Canada, p. 307, etc.). Read full book review >

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SYDNEY by Geoffrey Moorhouse
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Moorhouse is a crackerjack travel writer and storyteller, and he has impeccable timing: Sydney will host the 27th Olympiad this summer, which ought to spur plenty of interest in the city."
A keen tour of Sydney, Australia—streetwise and savvy, both culturally and historically—from Moorhouse (Sun Dancing, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EDIT by J. Sydney Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Jones (A Matter of Breeding, 2014, etc.) brings deliciously dark humor to his psychological thriller, a worthy cousin to John Fowles' classic The Collector."
A Nazi war criminal who fled his homeland shares his story with a young journalist he's kidnapped. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY MIRROR by J. Sydney Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A well-appointed period mystery with interesting roman à clef notes that remains appealing despite the sometimes flat-footed prose of Jones (Hitler in Vienna, 2002, etc.)."
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a lawyer and a criminologist team up to exonerate their friend Gustav Klimt from a false charge of murder. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM IN VIENNA by J. Sydney Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Confident prose and mastery of historical detail, woven into a convincing narrative, make this sophisticated entertainment of a very high caliber."
What dastard is trying to kill the great Gustav Mahler? Read full book review >

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FRANKIE by J. Sydney Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"When these signs of the author's hand at work recede, readers will be drawn to the mysteries of the book in the same way that Luke is drawn to Frankie. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A novel set against the backdrop of a 1913 Colorado coal miners' strike—it culminated in a massacre that left 15 women and children dead. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF BREEDING by J. Sydney Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Jones adds a delicious historic perspective to his slightly overstuffed plot, all presented with precision and panache."
Turn-of-the-century Austria has its own homegrown Jack the Ripper, a killer with a cruelly creative streak and a disturbingly playful nature. Read full book review >

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THE KEEPER OF HANDS by J. Sydney Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"In Werthen's fourth case (The Silence, 2011, etc.), Jones recreates the beau monde of vintage Vienna with verisimilitude and consummate style."
Police indifference and the surprising history of the victim entice a Vienna lawyer in his attempt to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE  by J. Sydney Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Jones' measured, stately prose is perfectly in tune with his period setting and his hero's intense intellectual curiosity. Though sometimes he strains to shoehorn in period detail, his intricate plot unfolds with suspense and style."
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, the disappearance of a wealthy heir is only the beginning of a complex case of government corruption and murder. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"Not so much 'wildly distorted,' it turns out, as disjointed and unfocused."
Booker-winning novelist Carey (The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001, etc.) turns in a "distorted" tour of Sydney during last year's Olympic Games. Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >