Search Results: "Thomas Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCE FOR THE DEAD by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Truly a treasure for Random—as long as they never let the peerlessly devious author get behind them. (First printing of 75,000)"
An explosive second outing for Jane Whitefield, the Senecan specialist in helping people disappear (Vanishing Act, 1995). Read full book review >

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NIGHTLIFE by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2006

"The hints of romance are less than convincing, but the agonizingly detailed pairing of two determined women, complicated by the intrusion of a freelance killer, is masterful."
A police detective tracks a resourceful serial killer in Perry's latest nail-biter (Dead Aim, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLOOD MONEY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"You'll like it that way."
Jane Whitefield usually makes people disappear (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.), but this time it's money: mob money that prompts La Cosa Nostra to chase Native American Jane all over the country in a terrifically plotted nail-biter. Read full book review >

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THE FACE-CHANGERS by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"But it's also tangled, unevenly paced (though endlessly inventive), and ultimately as exhausting for Perry's loyal fans as for his resourceful, long-suffering heroine."
Dr. Carey McKinnon, the risk-aversive bridegroom who'd made Jane Whitefield promise to stop the hazardous career of helping people vanish (Shadow Woman, 1997, etc.) now begs her to take his old mentor on the lam—plunging her into her most convoluted, if not exactly her most involving, caper. Read full book review >

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DEAD AIM by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"It's hard to believe Mallon's well-financed curiosity in the first half of this adventure, and the second half is simply superior action-film fare with a body count to match. But nobody who starts this tense, improbable tale will put it down half-finished."
An unusually determined suicide pulls a retired Santa Barbara contractor into a ring of trained killers in this newest stand-alone from the chronicler of the Butcher Boy (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.) and Jane Whitefield (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INFORMANT by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2011

"Beneath the sky-high body count, the twisty plot is powered by Perry's relentless focus on the question of where the next threat is coming from and how to survive it."
Twenty years after a trio of lowlifes forced him out of retirement (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.), the Butcher's Boy is back. Read full book review >

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A STRING OF BEADS by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Perry (The Boyfriend, 2013, etc.) supplies twists and thrills aplenty, but it's hard to feel the suffocating kind of suspense that's his stock in trade when the pursuers seem to be in more danger than the pursued."
A refreshing change of pace for Jane Whitefield McKinnon, who specializes in helping people hide from dangerous pursuers (Poison Flower, 2012, etc.): She's asked to find someone who's already gone to earth.Read full book review >

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FIDELITY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Mid-grade thrills from a pro's pro."
A private eye's wife and former partner goes back on the job to find out who made her a widow. Read full book review >

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VANISHING ACT by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A fine thriller, and Whitefield surely warrants a return appearance."
A most intriguing heroine, with an even more intriguing vocation, is the centerpiece for what could be Perry's most successful thriller since his Edgar-winning debut, Butcher's Boy (1982). Read full book review >

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POISON FLOWER by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tour de force with no room for subtle characterization, complicated moral dilemmas or descriptions of anything that's not instantly material to Jane's job—just an hours-long jolt of pure, adrenaline-fueled plot."
Jane Whitefield's latest attempt to hide someone other people are looking for puts her in even more danger than usual, and that's not easy. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND by Thomas Perry
Released: March 5, 2013

"The ending is a letdown, the same way waking up from a brutally suspenseful dream is a letdown. But there's all the pleasure a master craftsman can provide every inch of the way there."
The creator of the murderous Butcher's Boy (The Informant, 2011, etc.) and vanishing enabler Jane Whitefield (Poison Flower, 2012, etc.) summons a new hero to track down a killer with a penchant for strawberry-blonde escorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"An undersea adventure that both wins and loses."
Olsen and Perry (Sharky Marky and the Big Race, 2015) introduce the alphabet in the second installment of the Sharky Marky picture-book series. Read full book review >