Search Results: "James Meek"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART BROKE IN by James Meek
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Richly drawn characters behaving in unexpected ways make Meek's (We are Now Beginning our Descent, 2008, etc.) latest a gem."
Scientists may have some luck in explaining how our bodies function and malfunction, but who can tell the ways of the heart? Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE’S ACT OF LOVE by James Meek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A provocative, skillfully plotted, emotionally engaging fiction—and a giant step forward for the gifted Meek."
Religious fanaticism and impassioned political radicalism are the combustible conjoined themes of the globetrotting British journalist's third novel. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE TO DIE FOR by M.R.D. Meek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The confusing family connections quickly pall, and only Mary's spunky persona keeps a glimmer of interest alive."
English lawyer Lennox Kemp, once a p.i. Read full book review >

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TOUCH AND GO by M.R.D. Meek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 1993

"Vividly rounded characters and a literate, unpompous style add up to a warmly engrossing new chapter in the life and times of Lennox Kemp."
Lawyer Lennox Kemp—his divorce, disgrace, and disbarment far behind him (This Blessed Plot, 1991, etc.)—is serenely practicing law in the London suburb of Newtown when he's informed of the death, in New York, of ex-wife Muriel. Read full book review >

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A MOUTHFUL OF SAND by M.R.D. Meek
Released: April 4, 1989

Another lively, literate outing for wily, once-disbarred lawyer Lennox Kemp (Hang the Consequences, etc.), who's on holiday in Cornwall with friend Penelope Marsden. Read full book review >

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POSTSCRIPT TO MURDER by M.R.D. Meek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 1997

"Readers can hope he'll be back on track next time out."
Lawyer Lennox Kemp of Newtown, England (Touch and Go, 1993, etc.), is back, this time with a new wife— the plain and plain- spoken Mary Blane, an Irish-American. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHING POINT by M.R.D. Meek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The constant cutting between what amount to two series of interviews dampens the suspense, especially since the only common factor in the two cases is the use of historic fatalities to cover up the more intimate kind."
Developer Mervyn Prentiss, the wealthy Chairman of Newtown Council, is a solid citizen, and he doesn't want any hint of scandal when he marries Alicia Simon, the daughter of Lord Allen. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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