Search Results: "Simon Brett"


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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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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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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too painful to be a comfort to other parents and lovers, this is—as it seems meant to be—a tribute to the richness and vitality of a young woman who fought to make every dying day count for life."
The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. 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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THE CORPSE ON THE COURT by Simon Brett
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Top-flight Brett (Guns in the Gallery, 2012, etc.), with droll potshots at flawed husbands, the women who shouldn't have married them, rabid sports enthusiasts and quasi-tiffs among friends."
Propelled by spite (in Carole's case) and love (in Jude's), the Fethering ladies embark on separate investigations. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE DOWNS by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Occasionally witty, but Brett's send-up of the congenial village mystery needs more companionable protagonists than self-effacing Carole and cryptic Jude (The Body on the Beach, 2000)."
Weldisham, a rural village recently tarted up by London nabobs longing for a place to weekend in the country with all the mod cons, is in for a bit of a shock when Carole Seddon, from the neighboring village of Fethering, takes a walk on the Downs, seeks shelter in a derelict barn during a storm, and discovers two bags full of cleanly picked bones. Read full book review >

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MRS. PARGETER'S POINT OF HONOUR by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Mrs. Pargeter's Point Of Honour ($22.00, Oct.; 272 pp.; 0-684-86295-6) While lesser art thieves, like Veronica Chastaigne's late husband Bennie, wear themselves out merely removing paintings from museum walls, irrepressible Melita Pargeter (Mrs. Pargeter's Plot, 1998, etc.) and her raffish associates try to oblige her dying acquaintance by tackling an infinitely trickier job: returning the paintings Bennie assembled to their rightful owners without leaving a trace. Read full book review >

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DEAD ROOM FARCE by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"Strictly for fans who wouldn't miss a single one of Charles's hapless performances."
Rolling-stone actor/detective Charles Paris has fallen away from the relative good fortune he enjoyed in Sicken and So Die (1997): Separated again from his eternally undivorced wife, he's reduced to touring in a frisky sex farce whose thoroughly professional author is in no hurry to get the lines right. Read full book review >

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CORPORATE BODIES by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1992

"A mystery almost worthy of Brett's light, clever dialogue makes this Charles's best showing in years."
Fans of actor-detective Charles Paris will find him in top form in this outing, though he doesn't distinguish himself in either role. Read full book review >

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DEATH UNDER THE DRYER by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Incomparably minor Brett, lacking the author's usual wit, and plodding along with the unfinished finesse of a much more modest talent."
When a teenager is murdered, Jude and Carole, Miss Marple clones, investigate. Read full book review >