Search Results: "Reginald Dipwipple"


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Released: May 11, 2011

"The laughs never stop, but this one's more fun house than thrill ride."
Punch lines abound in this lighthearted spy comedy. Read full book review >

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The Life of Reginald James by David D Lethert
Released: March 19, 2013

"A dark take on the hero's journey with a reminder for children to appreciate the advice of their elders."
In this adventure story for young readers, the titular hero leaves his childhood home to make his own way through life on a journey to the beautiful Blue Castle, along the way encountering obstacles that include hungry beasts, violent storms and dangerous fires. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR REGINALD TUBB by David Schacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"A whimsical delight with well-written verse, excellent illustrations, and appealing characters."
An aristocratic but abandoned bathtub is taken home by a family of bears in this amusing illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Reginald Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2004

"Pared down and brisker than last year's behemoth Death's Jest-book, this 21st pairing of crime fiction's most entertaining odd couple is a dazzler—Hill's best in years."
A homicide that's meant to look like a suicide, or is it the other way around? Read full book review >

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RECALLED TO LIFE by Reginald Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Not quite the equal of the sterling Bones and Silence (1990), but several lengths ahead of the current competition."
When new evidence in a 1963 murder case leads to a new trial for nanny Cissy Kohler, who's been serving a life sentence for killing her employer's wife Pam Westropp, peerlessly curmudgeonly Mid-Yorkshire Chief Supt. Read full book review >

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UNDERWORLD by Reginald Hill
Released: June 27, 1988

"Textured, too, with police-department politics, gritty atmosphere, and earthy pubtalk: the richest, strongest Hill since Ruling Passion a decade ago."
Hill's Yorkshire police-procedurals are unusually varied, from the black-comedy of Exit Lines to the psychodrama of A Killing Kindness. Read full book review >

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AN APRIL SHROUD by Reginald Hill
Released: April 28, 1986

"No great suspense or surprises—but, with a lake-chase at the close and other bits of watery atmosphere, this is a solid entertainment in the Hill manner: sardonic, darkly funny, occasionally even a little haunting, with foul Dalziel at his most grimly vulnerable."
First US publication for a 1975 Dalziel/Pascoe mystery (cf. Read full book review >

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DEADHEADS by Reginald Hill
Released: May 22, 1984

"With a nice, low-key fadeout and a botanical motif throughout: sly, tart British crime-entertainment—uncompelling, a bit overextended, but drily engaging."
Yorkshire cops Dalziel and Pascoe (A Killing Kindness, Ruling Passion) make a welcome return here—but, with the killer out-front throughout, this is more a black-comic entertainment than a murder-mystery. Read full book review >

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DEATH’S JEST-BOOK by Reginald Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Certainly not without its rewards—bumptious Andy and elegant Peter are in top form—but if only there'd been a bit of pruning."
A 20th helping of Dalziel and Pascoe, together with at least as many subplots. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SYMPATHY by Reginald Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"1026, etc.), but in a vein of unadulterated downscale farce, with the most enterprising new hero since Super Marlo Brothers."
Veteran Hill's spanking new (though already shop-soiled) hero, balding black PI Joe Sixsmith, has a meddlesome aunt; an imperious (and kidnap-prone) cat; a neighborhood (Luton, Bedfordshire) full of layabouts, petty crooks, and vigilantes; and the wildest client list this side of Jupiter. Read full book review >

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THE KIND OF LIGHT THAT SHINES ON TEXAS by Reginald McKnight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1992

"A writer to watch."
Evocative stories about the middle class, mostly African- American and male, in search of themselves, from McKnight (I Get on the Bus, 1990; Moustapha's Eclipse, 1988). Read full book review >

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BONES AND SILENCE by Reginald Hill
Released: Aug. 14, 1990

"Pascoe novel yet—and one whose humor, keenness, and insight place him securely in the company of Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, and well ahead of most of their recent work."
Yorkshire police duo Supt. Read full book review >