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It's a Mystery

Advantages: A good crime story
Disadvantages: Poor characterisation

Steig Larsson has a lot to answer for. After reading and loving his Millennium trilogy, I was interested in discovering further Scandinavian crime fiction and thrillers. When Amazon suggested I might like this book, I was keen to read it. I didn't know th ...

Essexgirl2006 27.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Draining Lake - Arnaldur Indridason

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The true story of the search for death's stopwatch

Advantages: easy to read and understand, an interesting overview of this topic
Disadvantages: some readers may prefer more references and links to further reading

Jessica Snyder Sachs is an American professor who has experience of editing scientific magazines and writing for national publications on health and science. ‘Time of Death’ was her first book and she has since published a second about germs and bacteria. ...

brokenangelkisses 07.10.2012 · Read full review
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The Sittaford Mystery "Is there anybody there"

Advantages: Classic Christie Characters
Disadvantages: Longer ending

...If ever one of her books could be described as a classic Agatha Christie then "The Sittaford Mystery" would be vying right up there with her other well known tomes like "Murder on the Orient Express", "Death under the Sun" or "Ten little Indians." A small ...

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Review of The Sittaford Mystery - Agatha Christie

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The Sittaford Mystery - Circles within circles.

Advantages: Superb descriptions of place and people and a very tight plot.
Disadvantages: The pleasure of reading it was over too soon.

...It's Dartmoor. it's winter, it's snowing but inside the large country house there is comfort, an open fire, cocktails and a seance. The scene is set. Guests; an assorted group, retired military man,ex colonial, young financially insecure nephew (his au ...

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Very atmospheric,classic Christie novel

Advantages: Great characterisation and brilliant location descriptions.
Disadvantages: Readers might be disappointed that Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple don't feature.

...This is a great Christie novel,written in 1931. Neither Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple are featured but it is a super story nonetheless. The action takes place in the depth of winter, in the small Dartmoor village of Sittaford. Captain Trevelyn has let Si ...

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