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Advantages: Four for the price of one
Disadvantages: Not as deliciously convoluted as the novels, but distinctively Marlowe all the same

Some websites talk about Trouble Is My Business (1950) as being a collection of 12 of Chandler's short stories. I haven't been able to track down that edition. This review is of the 1989 Penguin edition, previewed by Karin Slaughter, which is a collect ...

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Review of Trouble Is My Business - Raymond Chandler

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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 ...

anonymili 27.01.2011 · Read full review
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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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