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The Gypsies in Long Farnden

Advantages: Interesting initial concept
Disadvantages: Slow moving story that meandered along.

Synopsis of the book: Josie Meade’s comfortable life in the village of Long Farnden is shattered when her boyfriend Rob is found very badly beaten after a night drinking. Admittedly there relationship was in trouble and he had left her angry and ...

CPTDANIELS 12.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Tragedy At Two - Ann Purser

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No Gay Men Here! Patricia Highsmith's The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Advantages: Nicely written and flows quite well
Disadvantages: Perplexing plot

...I’ve gone on to something of a Patricia Highsmith kick over recent days. I loved her first Ripley novel, The Talented Mr Ripley (which is so much more intricate, delicate and insightful than the later film of the same name), and thought I’d try and look o ...

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Review of The Boy Who Followed Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

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The Fireman Seeks Answers

Advantages: A thriller set against a background of the last days of Colonial Hong Kong
Disadvantages: Poor characterisation, slow start to the novel

Review of The Fireman, a novel by Stephen Leather The subject of this review is a paperback novel published by Hodder Paperbacks, 336 pages, ISBN 978-0340960714, cover price £5.99. Genre- Crime/Thriller This novel is currently available amazon in paper ...

brittle1906 16.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Fireman - Stephen Leather

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The Siamese detectives

Advantages: A charming and pleasant read
Disadvantages: You need to be a cat lover to appreciate this series

...my mum first told me about these books, I thought she was mad. The idea of an amateur sleuth with two cats that help him solve crimes was going a bit too far, even though I am a cat lover. One day though, with nothing else to read, I pi ...

sunmeilan 14.11.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts - Lilian Jackson Braun

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