Search Results: "Neville Isdell"


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NEVILLE by Norton Juster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A fine treatment of a tried-and-true theme. (Picture book 4-6)"
A little boy, bereft over moving, makes strides toward feeling at home in his new neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disappointingly bland memoir lacking the effervescence that put Coke on the map."
The highs and lows of America's favorite soda from an upper-level executive. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE by Katherine Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Packed with the sort of bamboozling twaddle that should come with a warning: Belief in Alchemy Required. Still, fans of The Eight, Dan Brown, etc., will jump right in."
Belated sequel to The Eight (1988), Neville's sprawling mystical-thriller debut novel about a quest to locate and decipher the secrets encrypted in an antique bejeweled chess set. Read full book review >

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WIND-UP by Neville Steed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 1991

"Reasonable clues, but forced repartee and contrived antique- toy chat make this far less engaging than the charming Tinplate or Die-Cast."
Vintage-toy dealer Peter Marklin (Clockwork, 1989, etc.) again finds himself chasing a murderer when a good chum, the old reprobate Gus, asks him to prove that the voyeuristic Ron Ball, Inspector Digby Whetstone's most likely suspect, didn't kill Maurice Maitland and then badly batter his wife Mary: after all, on the night of the tragedy, Ron was hiding in their garden peeping at Mary in her nightie. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL SILENCE by Stuart Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Neville's gritty tale sets a man barely holding onto his personal worth loose in a city still recovering from the Troubles."
A woman with a family secret turns to a wounded cop with a weakness for women in trouble. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST by Stuart Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Harsh and unrelenting crime fiction, masterfully done."
The IRA may have made peace with England, but decades of violence still haunt a former terrorist. Read full book review >

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SO SAY THE FALLEN by Stuart Neville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"In her second case, Neville's conflicted detective (Those We Left Behind, 2015) stands to lose as much from her hotheadedness as she gains from her persistence."
Murder by proxy and a power-mad woman in the suburbs of Belfast. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"An engaging state of the union by an important leader in solar power."
Pioneering solar power entrepreneur Williams (Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World, 2005) chronicles how he left journalism to become an advocate for the distribution of solar energy around the world. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF EQUITY by Jonathan Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2013

"An engaging story with scrupulously detailed characters and a swift pace that will leave readers reeling."
Neville's latest thriller (The Clown House, 2012, etc.) finds lawyer and investment banker Tom Madison under suspicion by the FBI when he tries to help a friend suspected of murder. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE GERM by Jill Neville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 1998

"Tongue-in-cheek turns fill this swift, buoyant little tale of the past whose innocence is almost its undoing, the sexual revolution having since then foundered on a shoal much more savage than the clap."
The late British reviewer and novelist Neville debuts here with a lightly amusing, sweetly romantic remembrance of radical things past: Paris in May 1968, the heady, riotous days when revolution was in the air. Read full book review >

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THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND by Stuart Neville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Flanagan, who had a secondary role in The Final Silence (2014), takes center stage in a grim tale of dependence and obsession."
Two brothers bound by love and need repeat the deadly pattern of a past crime. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE OF DARK DESIRES by Miranda Neville
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"The main characters' appreciation of art adds color to the story, which is otherwise an entertaining but unsurprising tale about falling in love with the enemy."
Years after the French Revolution, the only surviving daughter of a marquis travels to England to avenge herself on her family's betrayer. Read full book review >