Search Results: "Joanne Turnbull"


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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CORPSE by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Funny and pointed satire from one of literature's lost souls."
Eleven new translations of stories by one of Russia's great writers, virtually unknown in his time. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF MUNCHAUSEN by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Playful and erudite, sprinkled with philosophy and politics, funny in places and melancholy in others, this novella, like most of Krzhizhanovsky's work, remained unpublished during his lifetime; how lucky that we can read it now."
Early Soviet writer Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950; Autobiography of a Corpse, 2013, etc.) revives the eponymous teller of tall tales and sets him loose in 1920s Moscow. Read full book review >

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THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

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FORGED IN THE FIRE by Ann Turnbull
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Three years have passed since Will and Susanna pledged their troth in No Shame, No Fear (2004), and now, at last, they make plans to marry. Read full book review >

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SWEET HUMPHREY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Charles Manson goes British in this unnerving study of evil, another winner for Turnbull (Chill Factor, 2005, etc.)."
A multiple murderer is incarcerated in Kempton Hospital, a secure mental facility. Is he insane or evil? Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Painting domestic details with a pastry brush rather than a spatula, Turnbull delivers a red-meat procedural sure to please the most demanding pound-the-pavement fan."
A harvest of bodies found in the kitchen garden of an estate leads to a whopper of a case for the crew at Micklegate Bar. Read full book review >

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DEEP COVER by Peter Turnbull
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Whether it's the London locale or a closer eye on the gritty details, Turnbull's Vicary series is edgier than his Hennessey and Yellich entries (Aftermath, 2011, etc.)."
The first body found on Hampstead Heath may have been a case of accident or suicide, but the second, buried in a shallow grave underneath, was certainly murdered. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING FLOOR by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Rock-solid procedural work by all hands, enlivened by Turnbull's usual trenchant snapshots of every hand but the corpse's."
A motorist's accident uncovers a corpse in the shrubbery outside an unoccupied house in suburban Glasgow—a corpse without head or hands, dead at least six months. Read full book review >

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LONG DAY MONDAY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 1993

"Another can't-put-it-down winner for Turnbull."
Glasgow's police, P Division, are hard at work, grappling with two major new cases alongside the usual run of mean-streets crime. Read full book review >

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DEATHTRAP by Peter Turnbull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An entertaining chronicle told in Turnbull's comfortable style (The Man With No Face, 1998, etc), marred only by its barely credible denouement."
Yet another of the author's absorbing procedurals, this time set in the city of York, where Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessey presides over the Micklegate Bar Police Station when local retiree John Smith, taking his usual walk on the edge of the Whickham Great Wood, comes across the body of freelance reporter Cornelius Weekes, an apparent suicide, in a closed, fume-filled car. Read full book review >

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God's Gay Agenda by Sandra Turnbull
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging, impassioned argument for acceptance from a Christian perspective."
Is God at work in societal change? In her debut, Turnbull asserts that the answer is a definitive yes. Read full book review >

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IN VINO VERITAS by Peter Turnbull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Turnbull's fast-paced procedural should appeal to fans of the dogged-determination puzzler."
A tipsy conversation leads DI Harry Vicary's team (Denial of Murder, 2015, etc.) to reopen a cold case.Read full book review >