Search Results: "Mo Hayder"


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GONE by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"First-rate mystery that takes full advantage of the wintry, moonlit West Country and the unusual skills of its lady diver."
A carjacker in a clown's mask drives off with an 11-year-old girl in the back seat, drawing DI Jack Caffery of Bristol's major-crime unit into a multilayered plot that also brings back unsteady female police diver Flea Marley. Read full book review >

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POPPET by Mo Hayder
Released: April 30, 2013

"More jittery than suspenseful, but the complications are authentic and conscientiously worked out. If this installment doesn't win new fans, it'll keep the old ones happy."
DI Jack Caffery, of Avon and Somerset's Major Crime Investigation Team, must figure out what agents—living or dead, human or supernatural—are behind the epidemic of violence at Beechway psychiatric unit. Read full book review >

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SKIN by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Nice work once again from one of the most dependable pros in the murder business."
Violated corpses and many other nasty things keep surfacing at smartly timed intervals in this high-octane thriller from Hayder (Ritual, 2008, etc.) Read full book review >

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BIRDMAN by Mo Hayder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

"Graphic, disturbing, splendidly readable. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Britain's best actors are probably already queuing up to audition for the TV miniseries that will inevitably (and rightly) be made from this top-notch debut thriller, a deftly plotted assault on the nerves whose only serious weakness is its over indebtedness—for crucial horrendous details—on Thomas Harris's already seminal The Silence of the Lambs. Read full book review >

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WOLF by Mo Hayder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another adventure for Caffery, a protagonist much like James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux or Paul Cleave's Theo Tate, doomed to work 'in the presence of evil.'"
Hayder (Hanging Hill, 2012, etc.) once again lures DI Jack Caffery into evil's morass. Read full book review >

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HANGING HILL by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The psychobabble and uncertain focus make this one of Hayder's less-impressive works."
A middle-class cleaning lady. A porn kingpin. A detective who cuts herself. Hayder (Gone, 2010, etc.) has assembled an unusual cast for her latest crime novel. Read full book review >

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PIG ISLAND by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"When she's on, she's an adventurous, edgy, literate writer. This book is, alas, far from her best."
Evil stalks the inhabitants of a remote Scottish island in the bestselling British author's fourth in-your-face thriller (The Devil of Nanking, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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RITUAL by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A brilliant recovery of form. Hayder is back."
A gruesome discovery made in the waters surrounding the drug-riddled seaside town of Bristol is the jumping-off point for the popular British author's grisly thriller. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL OF NANKING by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Served up with explicit gore that is not for the faint-hearted, but even more haunting than it is shocking as the author urgently addresses basic, agonizing existential issues."
A superb third thriller from Hayder (The Treatment, 2001, etc.), who sends a troubled young Englishwoman to Tokyo in search of evidence about a half-century-old war crime. Read full book review >

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THE TREATMENT by Mo Hayder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"Readers who haven't OD'd on The Silence of the Lambs and its many imitators (the otherwise excellent Birdman was one) should find Hayder's sequel a salutary and gripping scare."
The world of child sexual molestation is explored in graphic and disturbing detail in this nastily efficient thriller, a follow-up to British author Hayder's impressive debut (Birdman, 1999). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2001

"The publisher no doubt hoped to preserve the legacy of one of the university's best-known alumni, but this unfocused effort is simply not adequate for that purpose. (16 halftones, not seen)"
Carson and Johnson (both Journalism/Univ. of Arizona) have assembled a great many facts about Udall, who died in 1998, but facts alone don't illuminate a life. Read full book review >

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MUDDLE & MO by Nikki Slade Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A simple story with sweet illustrations that make this an easy entry for very young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Muddle the duck is confused as to why friend Mo looks so strange—before finally realizing that Mo is a goat, not a duck. Read full book review >