Search Results: "Simon Kernick"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MURDER EXCHANGE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2004

"Compulsively readable. As in his debut (The Business of Dying, 2003), Kernick does noir to a James M. Cain turn."
Murderous thugs, heartless babes, bent cops, sex, sadism, buckets of blood: Kernick serves up a second sizzling London broil. Read full book review >

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A GOOD DAY TO DIE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"It's an appealing conceit, but after three solid efforts (The Crime Trade, 2005, etc.), some serious over-plotting and a Grand Guignol finale make Kernick's fourth a bit of a mess."
A good cop turns expert hit-man. Read full book review >

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ULTIMATUM by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A fast and satisfying read. Thank goodness it's only fiction."
A British thriller filled with bloodcurdling action and suspense. 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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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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SIEGE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Kernick is a first-rate storyteller. Readers will have no trouble hating this book's bad guys, who lack even a glimmer of humanity."
The latest from the best-selling British author (The Business of Dying, 2003, etc.); this thriller was partially inspired by a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME TRADE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 2005

"Nothing fancy here, but the cast is strong, the plot solid and clearly Kernick knows that the angels and devils are both in the details."
The third from Kernick (The Murder Exchange, 2004, etc.) adds him to the company of the English police procedural elite. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF DYING by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2003

"Nicely plotted and briskly paced, with a voice not unlike James M. Cain's in Double Indemnity."
"Bent" is in the eye of the beholder in this impressive English debut about a cop run afoul of the law. 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 >

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SIMON SAYS by William Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2012

"For a novel so filled with debauchery, it could use a few more real thrills."
After his father's death, Simon Powell moves from sleepy Sibley, Ark., to Los Angeles, where he's pulled into a seedy underworld. Read full book review >