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The cat who is more human than feline

Advantages: A light-hearted, quick read
Disadvantages: Weak plot, annoying main character

...Once again, journalist and amateur detective Jim Qwilleran (that's not a typo) is flung into the depths of a murder investigation, when a rather unsavoury character dies. The dead man, a jewellery dealer, has been attempting to scam the wealth jewellery o ...

sunmeilan 23.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Cat Who Robbed a Bank - Lilian Jackson Braun

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A witchy problem

Advantages: Excellent humour throughout
Disadvantages: Murder mystery that lacked clout.

Synopsis of the book: PC Hamish Macbeth is very glad to be back in Lochdubh after a horrible holiday in Spain. He was looking for relaxation, a new love and sun, but what he got was very much older ladies lusting after him. However he immediately sen ...

CPTDANIELS 05.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Witch - M.C. Beaton

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Cracking murder mystery

Advantages: Keeps the Fethering series alive
Disadvantages: None

The Poisoning in the pub is the ninth novel in the Fethering murder mysteries written by English author Simon Brett. The murder mysteries are all set in and around the fictional South coast town of Fethering; Fethering is approximately 9 miles away fr ...

alderman55 17.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Poisoning In The Pub - Simon Brett

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Nuns with Guns

Advantages: Good humour and fast paced plot
Disadvantages: Left me wanting more

I have started going back though my old book collection and reading some of them for a final time before they have to head off to the charity shop in town as the number of books I have is beginning to take over my house and I need the space for new books. ...

atticusuk 21.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Divorcing Jack - Colin Bateman

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A very difficult divorce...

Advantages: Pulls you along so fast you can't put it down
Disadvantages: seeped in Northern Irish politics (Not necessarily a bad thing unless you dislike politics!)

I picked up this novel in a charity shop a few years ago. Having never heard of Colin Bateman I must admit it was the cover which initially intrigued me (Mine has a nun holding a little dog and a gun on it) Looks interesting I thought then took it home an ...

SAXYAMY 16.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Divorcing Jack - Colin Bateman

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