Search Results: "Peter Helton"


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SOFT SUMMER BLOOD by Peter Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Helton's complications are more inventive than his resolution, as he leads McLusky down a labyrinthine path to a fairly pedestrian solution."
DI Liam McLusky (A Good Way to Go, 2015, etc.) tracks a serial killer whose motive is just a bit obscure. Read full book review >

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RAINSTONE FALL by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Self-deprecating Chris (Slim Chance, 2006) is a charmer, and this is the most sophisticated bit of slapstick to come along in ages."
Multiple tasks beset a Bath painter and private eye. Read full book review >

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FALLING MORE SLOWLY by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Helton (Rainstone Fall, 2008, etc.) provides a solid police procedural and an engrossing introduction to DI McLusky to boot."
Would you recognize a bomb if you saw one? Read full book review >

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AN INCH OF TIME by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Who wouldn't want to spend a fortnight in Corfu with the droll Honeysett and his chums? Helton, who divides his writing time between two series, the noir (Four Below, 2012, etc.) and the wry (Rainstone Fall, 2008, etc.), is a great traveling companion."
Tiny cups of coffee strong enough to pave potholes and glasses of cheap, terrible Greek red wine introduce a desultory private eye to life on Corfu. Read full book review >

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WORTHLESS REMAINS by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Helton's hero (An Inch of Time, 2012, etc.) has a biting wit. If only his supporting characters had the same amount to contribute to the story."
An artist/investigator hired for private security on a television set wonders whether the star is really in danger or just being dramatic. Read full book review >

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FOUR BELOW by Peter Helton
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Helton, who seems to have learned how to hatch plots and evoke threats from studying the adroit Bill James, delivers a gritty procedural with an idiosyncratic hero well worth rooting for."
A dodgy batch of heroin leads to many murders. Read full book review >

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A GOOD WAY TO GO by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"The McLusky series manages to be both hilarious and dead serious, adding yet another string to Helton's impressive bow."
DI Liam McLusky (Four Below, 2012, etc.) returns in time for serial mayhem.Read full book review >

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SLIM CHANCE by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"The riddling serial killer gambit is a bit worn around the edges, but Helton (Headcase, 2005) provides breezy prose and a lively cast to anchor a series that could get better."
Meet Dr. Atkins, a serial killer so dubbed by the police of Bath, England, because he starves his victims to death. Read full book review >

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INDELIBLE by Peter Helton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"The mystery itself is nothing more than a curlicue in a jam-packed Hieronymus Bosch canvas filled with the good, the bad and the just plain wacky."
A free-wheeling painter accepts a short-term assignment as a tutor at a bedeviled art academy. Read full book review >

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THE JUGHEADS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pedestrian retelling of what it's like to be the son of a jerk."
An angry adolescent boy recounts his life in a teenage wasteland, suffering under the thumb of his incompetent and violent father. Read full book review >

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DRUGS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"The takeaway: Drugs are boring. Find something interesting to do—and something interesting to read."
This is your book. This is your book on drugs. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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