Search Results: "Mick Herron"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD LIONS by Mick Herron
Released: May 7, 2013

"Herron (Down Cemetery Road, 2009, etc.) provides a dour, twisty spy thriller with something for everyone: part post-Cold War miasma, part James Bond heroics, and elliptical withal."
A second anti-terrorist workout for the sorely tried denizens of Finsbury's Slough House (Slow Horses, 2010). Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTION by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ingenious and heartfelt, though like Deaver, Herron is so eager to pile on the plot twists that he risks serious reader fatigue."
Herron (Why We Die, 2006, etc.) works some nifty changes on the familiar story of a terrorist who takes refuge—and hostages—in a London preschool. Read full book review >

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NOBODY WALKS by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Herron (Dead Lions, 2013, etc.) strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along."
The suspicious death of his son brings an undercover spook for MI-5's Special Ops out of retirement with a vengeance. Read full book review >

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REAL TIGERS by Mick Herron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Even readers who don't care for the endless bureaucratic infighting will have to admire this tour de force, in which virtually every single player—good guys, bad guys, all the turncoats and in-betweeners—is somehow connected to British Intelligence."
The abduction of one of their own rouses the members of MI5's dead-end Slough House (Dead Lions 2013, etc.) to action once more. Read full book review >

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THE LAST VOICE YOU HEAR by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The engaging heroine never loses her cool, from the melancholy opening to the whirlwind finale, a marvelously extended set-piece showing what happens when determined killers hunt for somebody equally determined to not be found."
An Oxford private enquiry agent with a distinct aversion to death takes on a series of adversaries with no such scruples. Read full book review >

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WHY WE DIE by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"The result is a dark, entertaining, off-kilter world in which anything can happen, and probably will."
Death-obsessed enquiry agent Zoë Boehm investigates a theft whose every new dimension gets trickier and nastier. Read full book review >

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THEREAFTER JOHNNIE by Carolivia Herron
Released: April 1, 1991

"Herron has tried to do too much."
An ambitious first novel by literary scholar Herron that sets out to create, in established epic form, a mythic exploration of traditional institutions and racial identity in America. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S TOYBOX by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Like Walsh's Mouse Count (1991), an elegantly simple, satisfying story with a lot of opportunities for counting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kipper, a charmingly fubsy dog, is concerned: something has nibbled a hole in his toybox; and when he dumps his toys out, he can count one too many: seven. Read full book review >

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BILLY'S BEETLE by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Truly childlike and unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a cleverly elaborated story with a cumulative element, Billy looks for the beetle that's escaped from his matchbox. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S MONSTER by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Except, of course, that it's Kipper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inkpen's Kipper is gladsome enough that it is never a problem to have him around, and Inkpen has such a light touch he never feels intrusive, but this contribution to things that go bump in the night feels awfully timeworn. Read full book review >

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WIBBLY PIG MAKES PICTURES by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Each volume is short and sweet. (Board books. 2-4)"
Wibbly Pig is a rather lovable figure, a naked little pig with a round tummy who runs around with his big ears flopping, just about the age of his intended audience. Read full book review >