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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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The Past is Never Completely Buried

Advantages: Fascinating reading
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little too contrived

...When DCI Grant Foster finds a series of numbers and letters carved onto a victim's skin, he is perplexed to say the least. Then his sidekick, DS Heather Jenkins recognises the series as potentially the index number for a birth or death certificate and cal ...

sunmeilan 21.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Blood Detective - Dan Waddell

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Like people, the fish...

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 ...

hiker 30.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Trouble Is My Business - Raymond Chandler

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The Girl of His Dreams, but not the book of mine...

Advantages: Lyrical writing about Venice
Disadvantages: Plot, what plot?

...I bought this book with several others in Borders the other day, having polished off the last of the Christmas books the weekend before. I was drawn to the atmospheric cover (which is actually blue and a slightly different "shadowy man on a bridge" photo ...

Bitchqueenofneworleans 02.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Girl of His Dreams - Donna Leon

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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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