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The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

Advantages: Short stories which can be finished quite quickly
Disadvantages: Some of the stories leave you wanting more

I've owned The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories for several years now and have read it from cover to cover on more than one occasion. This is a short story collection and features several of Christie's famous characters including the elderly and ende ...

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Review of The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Agatha Christie

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Carry On Up The Khyber

Advantages: Great setting, interesting characters
Disadvantages: A bit cliched in places.

...A long time ago in a land far away The time is 1910, the place is India’s North Western Frontier - although strictly speaking under 21st century geography, we’d now call that the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It’s a wild and isolated place peopled by d ...

koshkha 15.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Damascened Blade - Barbara Cleverly

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Am I losing faith?

Advantages: High quality of writing
Disadvantages: Very slow moving story that fails it ignite

...I was looking at the list of books that have been written by Donna Leon the other day, and realised there were a couple I still hadn’t tried. So with that in mind when I was in my local bookshop the other day I looked for them and found ...

CPTDANIELS 13.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Death of Faith - Donna Leon

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Restore My faith

Advantages: Brunetti, the main character. The setting of Venice.
Disadvantages: No fire in the storyline

As a fan of the authoress Donna Leon, I couldn't wait to start reading 'The Death of Faith' first published in 1997 by Macmillan. Normally I can get through a 'Leon' book very quickly, but this book, sadly, did not match any of the other good Leon storie ...

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Review of The Death of Faith - Donna Leon

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Only Genes in this Icelandic Bank

Advantages: Interesting cultural aspect to the plot, different setting
Disadvantages: Cliched detective, starts slowly

A man is found dead in his Reykjavik flat in suspicious circumstances and Detective Erlendur is called in to investigate. He doesn’t have much to go on – just an old photograph he finds hidden in a chest of drawers and a cryptic message left beside the bo ...

fizzytom 07.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Tainted Blood - Arnaldur Indridason

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