Search Results: "Margaret Yorke"


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A QUESTION OF BELIEF by Margaret Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"But fans will find this latest tour of the human zoo powered by all her irresistible momentum."
No wonder Philip Winter feels driven to fake his own death. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL DAMAGE by Margaret Yorke
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The air of menace that's pervasive in the beginning here peters out; even the disclosure of Eleanor's dark secret stirs little excitement in what is essentially a saga of traumatic family relationships: in all, heavily introspective, moderately interesting, but uncompelling."
The reserved, glacially calm character of widow Eleanor Newton dominates the latest from Yorke (A Small Deceit, etc., etc.). Read full book review >

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FALSE PRETENCES by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1999

"Even after the final quiet twist, you'll be wishing you could spend more time among Yorke's dextrously skewered misfits."
Life, it seems, continues on an imperturbable course in cozy Northtown until the arrival of two strangers. Read full book review >

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A SMALL DECEIT by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Quietly engrossing and among the author's best."
Yorke likes to disturb the smooth-surfaced but often frustrated lives of her characters with a malignant outside force (Intimate Kill, etc.). Read full book review >

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A CASE TO ANSWER by Margaret Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"A lesser work that's still a tour de force of understatement, with no single climax to disturb the subtly rising tide of uneasiness Yorke manages better than anybody else in the business."
Following the death of her second husband, Rupert, who left her life tenancy in their country house, Charlotte Frost has been pensioned off to a little cottage on the grounds of the Granbury vicarage. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS INTENT by Margaret Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 1996

"But readers with a taste for Yorke's grim counterpoint won't complain."
The boys who hang around The Willows, the house of old Tom Morton—Steve Burton, 14, and his friend Mark Conway, 10—don't give any thought to their casual deceptions or thefts. Read full book review >

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ALMOST THE TRUTH by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Time, as Yorke might sniff, will tell."
9296582.795 Yorke, Margaret ALMOST THE TRUTH A routine burglary turns to rape, and then something even uglier, when Hannah Jarvis, who can't forgive her father, Derek, for counseling submission instead of fighting to save her, withdraws from him and men and the world. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Repetitive at times and a bit too leisurely in pace, but filled with quiet menace and sharply observed characters: one of veteran Yorke's better efforts."
The author adds domestic abuse to her chronicles of British middle-class society (A Small Deceit, etc.) as she contemplates Hermione Brown, a chronically frightened mouse married to Walter—a pompous, penny-pinching monster ruined by his own brutal childhood. Read full book review >

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CAUSE FOR CONCERN by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Not Yorke's best, but still a remarkable exercise in the sociology of crime in which the most unhealthy relationships sprout from the village setting as naturally as toadstools."
Life is proceeding in its accustomed rhythms when the man calling himself Adam Wilson arrives in the village of Bishop St. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF GUILT by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"If Yorke's specialty, an unrelenting, stinging menace that pervades her characters' every nook and cranny, doesn't quite rise to the lonely heights of Almost the Truth (1995), it's still commanding enough to confirm her place beside Ruth Rendell on the bleakest-of-Britain bookshelf."
Another of Yorke's signature pieces (False Pretences, 1999, etc.) featuring a middle-class life of excruciating desperation, this one belonging to timid Louise Widdows, a hit-and-run victim, who is released from hospital to find that husband Colin has decamped with their savings. Read full book review >

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ACT OF VIOLENCE by Margaret Yorke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"Like the best of Yorke's many quietly chilling novels (A Question of Belief, 1997, etc.), this one links events that in advance are seemingly unpredictable—and are utterly inevitable in retrospect."
No one, it seems, can close out the killing of Daniel Stewart. Read full book review >

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MISS BUTTERPAT GOES WILD! by Malcolm Yorke
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

Curled up in the teachers' room with her knitting and tea, Miss Cushy Butterpat is the epitome of dull; when she tells her class that, during vacation, she ``might stow away on a ship to South America, explore the jungle, live with a tribe of Indians, canoe down the river...'', they say, ``You do tell whoppers.'' But that's what she does, though her adventures, which comprise most of the book, are even more exciting, especially in Chamberlain's lively, cartoony illustrations. Read full book review >