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Second-rate Pseudo-Swedish Sleuthing

Advantages: Some nice descriptions of setting; could be good with better editing
Disadvantages: Too much description at the expense of a tight plot

Scandinavia is well known for chilling crime fiction but what happens when a British author tries his hand at crime fiction Nordic style? 'Meet Me in Malmo' is set in Sweden but its author is Torquil MacLeod, a former copywriter, screenwriter and journal ...

fizzytom 27.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Meet Me in Malmo - Torquil MacLeod

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Rolling back the years

Advantages: Initial concept
Disadvantages: Too simplistic and dull story.

The story summary: Helen Mercier is a very active Grandmother. Born and brought up in France during the Second World War she joined the Resistance after killing a German soldier who was going to rape her. After the War she returned to England and em ...

CPTDANIELS 10.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of On The Warpath - Gerald Hammond

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This book is all Quality

Advantages: Good period detail lots of twists and turns stir the emotions
Disadvantages: none

...Why this book ********************* Having read and enjoyed several of the books in this series about Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne I couldn't resist giving this one a go when I saw it in the library the other week. About the author **** ...

jillycat 19.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Quality of Mercy - David Roberts

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You can't get better than this!

Advantages: Exciting, suspense, characters, plot
Disadvantages: Noting

Author Dreda Say Mitchell is a broadcaster, journalist and educational advisor. She grew up in the East End of London on a housing estate. She took a degree in African History at the University of London and she later obtained an MA in education stud ...

KathEv 07.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hit Girls - Dreda Say Mitchell

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The Lost Prophecies - The Medieval Murderers

Advantages: Parts are well written
Disadvantages: Story doesnt flow, medieval book which ends in the future

The Lost Prophecies is the fourth book by The Medieval Murderers. The Medieval Murderers are all historical fiction writers - CJ Sansom, Bernard Knight, Susanna Gregory, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden and Michael Jecks. Each of the authors writes a section ...

MrsW2011 03.02.2012 · Read full review
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