Search Results: "Simon Beaufort"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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FIRST MAN by Simon Schwartz
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A welcome profile of a little-known African-American explorer, despite its somewhat heavy-handed embroidery of the facts. (introduction, chronology, selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 13 & up)"
A fictionalized account of the life of Matthew Henson, the black American who reached the North Pole before Robert Peary, told in graphic form. Read full book review >

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BABY BRAINS AND ROBOMOM by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

As clever and funny as the first two, this super toddler's third exploit again carries the message that there's no substitute for parental TLC. Read full book review >

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BASHER: ABC KIDS by Simon Basher
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"And for all those friends of the letters j and x and z, it is a great pleasure for them to get pages of their own, rather than corralled in with the k's and y's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This is a full-bore, graphically conspicuous abecedary. Read full book review >

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BOB’S BEST-EVER FRIEND by Simon Bartram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Value added: a glow-in-the-dark poster inside the jacket. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The hardworking, lantern-jawed gent introduced in Man on the Moon (2002) finds doggy (more or less) companionship in this cheerfully oddball sequel. Read full book review >