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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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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THE MALONEYS' MAGICAL WEATHERBOX by Nigel Quinlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"A boisterous, gusty romp and an exhilarating debut. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Meteorological catastrophe threatens when an evildoer brings all four Seasons to Ireland at once. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A historian's history that deserves pride of place in every library."
Historian and journalist Jones (Countdown to Valkyrie: The July Plot to Kill Hitler, 2008, etc.) enlightens and delights in this history of the London Tower. Read full book review >

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CUBAN BLUFF by Nigel West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The journalistic style fails to capture the tension of the era, but the spywork fascinates."
West, a historian and Member of Parliament, tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis from the bottom up so that spies rather than Kennedys have the starring roles. Read full book review >

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"The book is strongly pro-Roosevelt, but Hamilton gives a solid inside view of the strategic thinking that went into the campaign against Hitler as America laid the groundwork for the D-Day invasion the following year."
A detailed look at Franklin Roosevelt's role in the Allied strategy midway through World War II, with an emphasis on his relations with Winston Churchill. Read full book review >

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TOAST by Nigel Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Paced as superbly as a seven-course meal, able to engage the heart and the memory as well as the taste buds."
British cookbook author Slater takes an engrossing, revealing look back at his 1960s childhood through the foods that filled his family's kitchen. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Nigel Simeone
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Style notwithstanding, any visitor to Paris with an interest in music will find this guide indispensable."
An interesting and useful guide, written in a competent, but dry style. Read full book review >