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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 ...

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Review of The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Agatha Christie

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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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Only Genes in this Icelandic Bank

Advantages: Interesting cultural aspect to the plot, different setting
Disadvantages: Cliched detective, starts slowly

A man is found dead in his Reykjavik flat in suspicious circumstances and Detective Erlendur is called in to investigate. He doesn’t have much to go on – just an old photograph he finds hidden in a chest of drawers and a cryptic message left beside the bo ...

fizzytom 07.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Tainted Blood - Arnaldur Indridason

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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 ...

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Review of The Damascened Blade - Barbara Cleverly

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