Search Results: "Ridley Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST VICTIM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1999

"Not even Pearson's niftiest action sequences can make up for the ho-hum forensics, the colorless villain, and the absence of any real urgency in the rescue. The master of the big-league police thriller has struck out in his own park. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The smuggling of illegal aliens may be big business, but it makes for a surprisingly flat thriller for Seattle Police Lt. Lou Boldt (The Pied Piper, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEYOND RECOGNITION by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"But it's the richness of incident and the control of pace that'll keep them dangling as he switches gears each time you think the story's got to be winding down in this exhilarating entertainment. (Author tour)"
Patricia Cornwell could take lessons from Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"Filled with bromides about tradecraft—'We don't know who we're working for. We don't know who we're working against'; '[t]he easy answer is never the right one'; 'too many unknowns'—that are all too appropriate to this Rubik's cube of a thriller."
A third adventure takes globe-trotting independent contractor John Knox and forensic accountant Grace Chu to Istanbul—and all around, over and beneath this crossroads city as well. Read full book review >

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KILLER WEEKEND by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2007

"Hyperactive and fairly tense fare from Pearson (Cut and Run, 2005, etc.)."
Sun Valley's plucky sheriff must head off a hired killer and save the woman he rescued eight years ago. Read full book review >

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KILLER SUMMER by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"A throwback to the time when plotting and pacing were the detective story's sine qua non; Pearson shows once again how it's done."
Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming (Killer Weekend, 2008, etc.) must guard bottles of wine that once belonged to John Adams—or did they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN HARM’S WAY by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"An excess of melodrama doesn't quite derail an otherwise cracking procedural."
Pearson's (Killer Summer, 2009, etc.) Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming tries to sort out his knotty personal life as he hunts for a killer, with a little help from Seattle cop Lou Boldt, another Pearson character. Read full book review >

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THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2012

"Exotic locale. Credible heroics. Vicarious thrills. Fans will want more, and soon."
If you have the right incentives, dollars in the billions can be made in Shanghai, where capitalism wrestles with communism. So says Pearson (In Harm's Way, 2010, etc.) in this first in a new series of thrillers. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER by Ridley Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

Seattle cop Lou Boldt's been promoted to Lieutenant and shifted from Homicide to Intelligence—but all the changes don't protect him from the most painfully intimate contact with a kidnapper of small children. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDER by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Surreal, bizarre and enchanting. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The Kingdom Keepers saga concludes with the final battle between the forces of good and evil. Read full book review >

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KILLER VIEW by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Pearson may not send readers to the edges of their seats, but his practiced work lets them lean comfortably against the backs of them as they follow durable Sheriff Fleming's engaging pursuit."
Part-time Sun Valley resident and prolific thriller author Pearson (Killer Weekend, 2007, etc.) gives readers an informed take on valley politics, class divisions and rugged backcountry as Sheriff Walt Fleming returns for a second case. Read full book review >

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THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Mystery, romance, and teen angst—the game is definitely afoot. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Moria Moriarty chronicles the continuing teenage adventures of the famous archenemies Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Reliable thrills from a pro, though only about half of Pearson's usual 12 cylinders are firing this time out. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection; first printing of 125,000; $300,000)"
No, it's not murder this time—just a series of violent robberies: only the first sign that master-plotter Pearson (The First Victim, 1999, etc.) has taken some of his accustomed edge off Lt. Lou Boldt's latest case. Read full book review >