Search Results: "Robert Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Almost overrich in powerful pictures of hard lives, overlit Africa, and long, dark Spanish nights. Cruel, mesmerizing, and wonderfully intelligent."
The pleasures of Spain's happiest city can't stop a detective's slide into breakdown as he looks into a series of gruesome and increasingly personal murders. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHED HANDS by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Wilson continues his bold inversion of the classic detective story, in which trifles conceal monstrous evil and every single character really is as guilty as he or she looks."
Suicide is as baleful as homicide in this second case for Seville's Chief Inspector Javier Falcón. Read full book review >

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A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON by Robert Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It's an added bonus that shrewd, self-deprecating maverick Zé Coelho is a wonderfully engaging detective, and that Portugal-based novelist Wilson writes with an economy and perceptiveness that bring each sorry participant to both stories squirmingly alive."
The murder of a teenaged minx opens up a mystery that reaches back to the darkest secrets of wartime in this double-decker winner of the British Crime Writers' 1999 Golden Dagger Award. Read full book review >

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2013

"One of the more sophisticated writers in his field, Wilson leaves us looking forward to Charles Boxer's next assignment."
In the first installment of a new series by Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon, 2000, etc.), the estranged daughter of an Indian tycoon is abducted in London for reasons that don't seem to involve ransom money—and then re-abducted. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Even so, half of one of Wilson's loaves is more nourishing than most of his competition."
Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon, 2000, etc.) uses the hopeless love affair between an amateur British agent and a desperate German officer to focus on two generations of European espionage, treachery, and double-dealing. Read full book review >

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MATHEW BRADY by Robert Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A useful introduction to the man who established photographs as both works of art and important historical documents."
The editor of the American Scholar tracks the career of America's pioneering photographer. Read full book review >

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THE IGNORANCE OF BLOOD by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2009

"Half a dozen other meaty, painstakingly interlinked subplots make this climactic volume as close-knit as a prose poem on counterterrorism. For fans of international intrigue, however, this capstone is the mother lode."
The accidental death of a Russian gangster sets demons of all sorts loose in this final installment in Wilson's Seville tetralogy. Read full book review >

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STEALING PEOPLE by Robert Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Wilson has created a great character whose emotional trials are exciting to follow. This series looks like it will have legs if the hero can stand any more emotional pummeling."
The third in a series featuring British kidnap consultant Charlie Boxer (You Will Never Find Me, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN ASSASSINS by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The ambitious subject suits Wilson's formidable gifts perfectly, and the Spanish setting should make it easier for American readers to focus on the issues without getting distracted by references too close to home."
Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón (The Vanished Hands, 2005, etc.) takes on "the largest criminal investigation in Seville's history" in his hunt for the terrorists who blew up an apartment building. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Lively and well told."
Colorful biography of a geologist who surveyed much of the American West in the mid-19th century. Read full book review >

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THE BIG KILLING by Robert Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"As for the identity of the powers behind the dozen executions: No matter who you guess, you'll be right."
Are Liberia and its neighbors about to go up in flames? Call freelance fixer Bruce Medway. Read full book review >

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CHARACTER ABOVE ALL by Robert A. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Soon to be a PBS special hosted by Jim Lehrer, an enjoyable glimpse of the lives of our recent presidents."
Ten essays that attempt, with varying success, to define presidential character. Read full book review >