Search Results: "Simon Kernick"


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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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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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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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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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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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GEORGE FLIES SOUTH by Simon James
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"These unflappable characters provide likable, positive role models for readers young and old, who may then enjoy sharing Mordicai Gerstein's Leaving the Nest (2007), in which several species spread their wings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Helicopter moms have not fared well in print—until now. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONE STEP by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Totally charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Make Way for . . . Read full book review >

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DEAR MR. BLUEBERRY by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A sweet, rather fey exchange of letters between Emily, who reports seeing a whale in her small goldfish pond, and her teacher, who assures her (politely, then ``forcibly'') that she must be mistaken. Read full book review >

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FROGS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"A grand addition to any elementary-age collection of nature titles. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Frogs and toads, amphibians who lead a double life on water and on land, are the subject of this veteran science writer's latest nature exploration. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S FIRE by Simon Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Middle-grade readers in it for the story alone will gallop through this spellbinder; here's hoping they go so fast the historical license doesn't stick. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A fast-paced mystery finds Harry, an aspiring magician, and his friends on a quest to find Harry's mentor, Herbie Lemster, who disappears from his dressing room backstage in a puff of purple smoke. Read full book review >