Search Results: "Mark Daniel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL TO PAY by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"He could stand to take off a few pounds before the next weigh-in."
Another steeplechase-thriller from a British writer (Unbridled, 1990) who seems intent on getting on Dick Francis's tail—and succeeds perhaps better than he might wish. Read full book review >

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SLEEK BODIES by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 1995

"But like his convoluted, exhaustively detailed plot, he's carrying too much weight for the distance here."
Ever since he was caught out in a racing scam that wrecked his marriage and humbled his family, Philip Glaister has been licking his wounds in the south of France, minding his own business and occasionally providing the likes of wealthy, noble rotter Richard Heron and his wife, Philip's childhood friend Eledi Heron, with sportive young women. Read full book review >

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THE BOLD THING by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 1994

"Daniel's skill here in playing off multiple levels of corruption and compromise allows him to kick over the Dick Francis traces that hobbled his The Devil to Pay (1993): a superior horseracing suspenser."
A jockey-trainer with a checkered past returns home to Ireland and the farm that was once his family's—only to enter a world more compromised and compromising than he is. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S TREASURY OF SEASIDE VERSE by Mark Daniel
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Brief sketches of the 33 poets; list of the painters; index of first lines. (Poetry. 6+)"
In the manner of this anthologist's A Child's Treasury of Animal Verse (1989), etc., here are more than 70 poems—mostly from well-known 19th-century British poets—handsomely illustrated with contemporary paintings, engravings, and silhouettes. Read full book review >

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PITY THE SINNER by Mark Daniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 1996

"The most formulaic of Daniel's four racing thrillers (Sleek Bodies, 1995, etc.), but in its mounting pace, very reminiscent of Dick Francis's Nerve, the most deeply satisfying of them all."
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SIGHING WOMAN TEA by Mark Daniel Seiler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Steeped in the charm and traditions of tea drinking and underlaid with serious thought about compassion, this novel is simply wonderful. A delight to read from start to finish."
In this seriocomic novel, a large corporation tries to take control and threaten the traditional way of life in a tiny tea-producing island nation. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"A powerful prose-poem whose subject is the language of love—and the poet who sang in no other tongue. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A passionate paean to the writer Epstein calls "America's foremost love poet." Read full book review >

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The Millennial Reincarnations by Daniel Mark Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"While ambitious and high-flying, this millennial tale remains bedazzled by the elite."
A novel follows the fortunes of young people in Shanghai and New York City who seek status, wealth, and sex against the backdrop of dynastic reincarnation. Read full book review >