Search Results: "Simon Beaufort"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUFORT by Ron Leshem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The hyper-colloquial style may not be lost in translation, but its effects are a bit blunted, and this is not a particularly subtle or inventive book. Nevertheless, Leshem tells a gripping, viscerally powerful tale."
Leshem's debut, which won the 2006 Sapir Prize in Israel and was made into a film, is an alternately grim and blackly comic war/coming-of-age novel set at an Israeli outpost in southern Lebanon in 2000. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER HOUSE by Simon Beaufort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Taking a break from his historical mysteries (A Dead Man's Secret, 2011, etc.), Beaufort produces a keen psychological thriller along the lines of Ruth Rendell. Although readers know the killer from the start, Beaufort deftly explores just how far someone will go to protect herself."
A police constable looks at murder from more angles than she's ever wanted to. Read full book review >

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A HEAD FOR POISONING by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 1999

"Who would have thought the old 11th century had so much talk in it?"
The second in a series by the pseudonymous Beaufort (—an acclaimed mystery writer—). Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING SHIP by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Beaufort leaves both 12th-century and modern England (The Murder House, 2014, etc.) far behind in a breathtaking tale of intrigue and fortitude reminiscent of the vintage adventure tales of Alistair MacLean."
A group of scientists about to leave Antarctica is overtaken by horrifying events. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE HOLY CITY by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Puzzle fans must contend with an endlessly repetitive, confusing, and dull slog."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre, this set, in 1100, in a Jerusalem occupied by conquering Crusaders. Read full book review >

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A DEAD MAN'S SECRET by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Beaufort's series (The Bloodstained Throne, 2010, etc.), based on real people and events, continues to supply a pleasing combination of historical detail and mystery.

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Life in 12th-century England is often brutal and short, especially when you're at the mercy of a devious, capricious monarch. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODSTAINED THRONE by Simon Beaufort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The final score: one clever twist and a truly overwhelming richness of historical detail."
An aspiring pilgrim's efforts to leave England for a return trip to the Holy Land seem to be cursed. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >