Search Results: "Nigel McCrery"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"While certain technical portions may be difficult for some readers, true-crime enthusiasts will find the payoff worth the effort."
The history of one of the foundational elements of entertainment media today—forensic evidence—and how it is that we make sense of it. Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Nigel McCrery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"Alternate chapters are written from the viewpoint of the murderer, leaving no doubt who's guilty. But Lapslie's quest and the mystery behind it are reason enough to make this chiller from McCrery (Silent Witness, 1998, etc.) a must read."
Deputy Chief Inspector Mark Lapslie is called back from the medical leave he's been granted as he struggles to cope with his synaesthesia to handle a case of serial poisoning and identity theft. Read full book review >

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TOOTH AND CLAW by Nigel McCrery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Prolific McCrery's second Lapslie thriller (Still Waters, 2008), less whodunit than police procedural and psychological study, is eerie, absorbing and elegantly written."
A British police detective faces his most dangerous case while haunted by personal demons and under siege at work. Read full book review >

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SILENT WITNESS by Nigel McCrery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1998

"Just what you'd expect if somebody whittled Patricia Cornwell down to TV scale alongside A&E's Cracker episodes—where alert American viewers will already have caught this first installment of Sam's adventures."
Samantha Ryan doesn't take proper care of her ailing mother—at least that's what her put-upon sister thinks—and she's forever losing her housekeys. But when she puts on her lab coat and changes into Dr. Ryan, the Home Office pathologist, she becomes the best hope for solving a pair of ritual killings in Cambridge's fen country. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"It's a popularity that has kept The White Company in print without interruption since 1891."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes took so much greater pride in a series of carefully researched historical novels that posterity has largely forgotten that he tossed his best-loved hero into Reichenbach Falls in order to head off the temptation to revive him. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2007

"First-rate social and theatrical history combined with a dash of Shakespearian critical appreciation: a noteworthy story."
From British journalist Cliff, a lapidary chronicle of a drama turned deadly: the 1849 brawl in front of the New York's Astor Place Theater that resulted in more than 20 deaths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"A version better suited to young adult readers suckled on lots of telly."
The classic Greek tales retold as smoldering, campy romance. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS by Nigel Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An essential resource: always reliable and instructive, often entertaining. (20 b&w illustrations)"
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, a fresh new history of the games that begot all of today's quadrennial pomp, circumstance, competition, and urine-testing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Capably written and well researched, especially considering its large cast of characters."
Ethel Rosenberg was guilty. And so were a lot of other folks working in and around the American effort to build nuclear weaponry. Read full book review >