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Time for Crime

Advantages: A Classic Christie brew of murder, manor houses and money
Disadvantages: Gentle but deceptive 1950's period piece

The edition I bought was published in 2005 as part of the Marple TV tie-in series and, rather like a DVD, has added extras to entice the reader. These consist of colour photographs of the cast on the set of the new TV dramatisation, which stared Gerald ...

aspebbles 24.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of 4:50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie

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a timeless classic

Advantages: Can't put it down
Disadvantages: Love interest is a bit dull

However many times I read this book, it still has something to offer. Agatha Christie's era IS the 1920s-1940s and this epitomises a bygone era beautifully. And to think that murder used to happen in the "good old days" too. The stage is set perfectly a ...

em_moreton 31.05.2001 · Read full review
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murder becomes passion

Advantages: Strict climax, good smooth story
Disadvantages: sometimes difficult to understand - due to different period written in

Agatha Christie has written a masterpiece in this book. Once again murder has struck the circle of friends, neighbours and family of Miss Marple, and she is a tremendous help to the police. This book is a combination of soap opera, murder mystery, scien ...

PatricHelbig 26.07.2005 · Read full review
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Suitably impressed...

Advantages: Strong characterisation
Disadvantages: No Havers!

Introduction This is the fourth in the Inspector Lynley series and is the book which made me become addicted to the series (at least until I read 'A Traitor to Memory', which cured me), not particularly because of the plot, but because of the in-depth ch ...

sunmeilan 28.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of A Suitable Vengeance - Elizabeth George

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Unsuitably Weak Characters

Advantages: readable, mysterious, interesting plot
Disadvantages: no sympathy for main character

...Elizabeth George gets top marks for attempting to stray from her normal settings and principal characters. I felt that she met with partial success, and would recommend A Suitable Vengeance as a decent, but not incredible read. The Setting: The chann ...

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