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Families are never simple

Advantages: A good page turner of a book
Disadvantages: A few holes in the plot but not major ones

...Frying Tonight Lisa Gardner's novel 'The Other Daughter' opens in a Texas prison where Russell Lee Jones, the killer of six children, is fried in the electric chair, his hands and feet blown off by the force of the current. Watching in the relatives r ...

koshkha 15.03.2015 · Read full review
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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 ...

anonymili 27.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Agatha Christie

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Sherlock Holmes --The Sign of Four--

Advantages: Great story, highly entertaining
Disadvantages: none

THE SIGN OF FOUR by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle INTRO Sherlock Holmes and Watson are back in this second novel of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who, after the incredible success of the previous (A Study In Scarlet) where the famous detective was ...

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Kilts to the rescue!

Advantages: Funny, great location
Disadvantages: Sometimes boring

...Detective Andy Green is surprised to receive a package containing £100,000 from a beautiful woman. Later, he is concerned to find out that a man answering his description in a car very similar to his own has been murdered. In turn, the murder appears to b ...

sunmeilan 18.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Sporran Connection - Peter Kerr

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Horsey entertainment

Advantages: Easy to read, entertaining
Disadvantages: None really

...There is something about Carole Seddon and her friend Jude that makes them fall over victims of murder on a regular basis. In this case, it is in the stable of an acquaintance of Jude and the victim is the stable owner's husband, Walter Fleet. Fleet was a ...

sunmeilan 15.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Stabbing in the Stable - Simon Brett

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