Search Results: "Simon Beaufort"


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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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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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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 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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ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

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NURSE CLEMENTINE by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Pleasant pictures for pretend-play fanatics; a sweet story for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Clementine receives a first-aid kit (complete with otoscope, tongue depressor and reflex hammer!) as a birthday present and assumes a new identity: Nurse Clementine. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME EARTH RECORDS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A dozen earthly gems, buffed high by Simon. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Simon adds another to his mammoth body of swinging, smart science books for kids. Read full book review >

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WHERE IN THE WORLD by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A slow voice weaving between past and present characterizes this thoughtful piece about music, family, and memories. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A quietly told story about relationships between a boy and his grandfather (Opa) and between music and memories. Read full book review >

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EYES AND EARS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Not bad overall, but not as good as it could be, and there's a wealth of material recently published on these topics. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Distilling complicated scientific information to primary-grade level is never easy, and Simon (Amazing Aircraft, not reviewed, etc.), widely known for his work on a broad range of topics, makes some unfortunate errors in this account of how we hear and see. Read full book review >