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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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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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Not The Edinburgh Tattoo

Advantages: Readable
Disadvantages: More American Than Japanese

...Akimitsu Takagi’s ”The Tattoo Murder Case” is a classic of Japanese detective fiction. First published in 1948 it depicts a Japan only just beginning to emerge from the destruction of World War Two but also, just as importantly, beginnin ...

JoePoirot 20.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Tattoo Murder Case - Akimitsu Takagi

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Just a little prick

Advantages: Interesting subject matter
Disadvantages: Lacked inspiration.

The inspiration for quite a lot of my reading material these days comes from Ciao. At present I have a list of nine books that I will get in thefuture and all of these have come from reading a review either on Ciao or Dooyoo. Certainly this has helped wi ...

atticusuk 04.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Tattoo Murder Case - Akimitsu Takagi

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