Search Results: "Keith McCarthy"


BOOK REVIEW

WITH A PASSION PUT TO USE by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"McCarthy mixes his trademark gripping forensics with a baffling puzzle that spins off twist after twist and agonizing dilemmas for his regulars—all in all, the complete mystery package."
Pathologist John Eisenmenger, his live-in solicitor Helena Flemming and his friend-plus DI Beverley Wharton—none of whom ever seems to have a case that seems remotely normal (The Rest Is Silence, 2007, etc.)—are stretched to their limits in their sixth. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL ANALYSIS by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2005

"McCarthy's sardonic wit leavens a tale as grimly intense as Eisenmenger's first two adventures (The Silent Sleep of the Dying, 2004, etc.)."
A cleaning lady's murder reopens a four-year-old British case few can bear to look at again. Read full book review >

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THE TASTE OF WORMWOOD by Keith McCarthy
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Fans will race to the end, if only to see whether Beverley, who faces more of the same love-hate relationship with Eisenmenger, the agony of second-guessing herself, and the usual professional and personal infighting, will survive to face another grueling case next year."
DCI Beverley Wharton (Soul Seeker, 2011, etc.) finds that her new rank does indeed bring her "more pay, but a lot more shit" in this grim tale of smuggling within smuggling. Read full book review >

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NOR ALL YOUR TEARS by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2012

"Though the locals complain that murder victims seem to pile up in Dr. Elliott's wake, that's no more than a convention of the genre. The real problem here is the number of independent malefactors working at cross-purposes to keep the population down."
Dr. Lance Elliot (Dying to Know, 2010) returns to deal with the ever-widening contagion of homicide that bids fair to decimate Croydon. Read full book review >

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SOUL SEEKER by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"McCarthy's fans will know that not every cliffhanger is likely to be happily resolved. The unwary are duly warned."
Pathologist John Eisenmenger and Beverley Wharton, now an Acting Chief Inspector, meet a serial murderer even more task-obsessed than they are. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SLEEP OF THE DYING by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Chilling and challenging, though the pat conspiracy behind Proteus keeps this sequel from rising to the demanding level of Helena and Eisenmenger's grimly brilliant debut."
What begins as another intimate if grisly case for solicitor Helena Flemming and retired pathologist Dr. John Eisenmenger erupts into global-plague territory. Read full book review >

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A FEAST OF CARRION by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Pathologist McCarthy creates a dark, densely imagined world in the demanding tradition of P.D. James, peoples it with characters who truly inspire pity and terror, and provides the most unsparing postmortem ever."
A British museum of pathology is home to murder and worse in a somber, stunning debut. Read full book review >

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CORPUS DELICTI by Keith McCarthy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"More subdued than Eisenmenger's florid first five exercises in grim forensics (With a Passion Put to Use, 2008, etc.), though a wild finale in the bowels of a funeral home is guaranteed to quicken the pulse."
A high-profile disappearance battles a low-profile murder for the attention of DI Beverley Wharton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEABISCUIT THE WONDER HORSE by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"A winning introduction to the sport of kings for the read-aloud set. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
In the late 1930s, when times were tough and people went to the races to escape, they fell in love with a small, funny-looking, underdog horse gentled and trained so well he beat the elegant War Admiral with an unfamiliar jockey in the saddle. Read full book review >

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THE WILDEST RACE EVER by Meghan McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid research underpins whimsy in McCarthy's latest historical foray. (historical note, photographs, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, McCarthy spotlights the men's marathon at the first Olympic Games hosted by the United States, held at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Read full book review >

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CITY HAWK by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Although this story appears in the lengthy author's note (along with a 'Learn More About Central Park' featurette and a jam-packed bibliography), its curious absence from the body of the text leaves readers with little to care about. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The year's second book to shine the spotlight on New York City's most famous red-tailed hawk provides fun images but misses the narrative mark. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BALTO by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An intelligent read-aloud for those not quite ready to tackle the existing independent readers. (maps, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Every dog has his day, but Balto's life is comparable to an early 20th-century movie star's. Read full book review >