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Kidnapped crime

Advantages: Fabulous concept
Disadvantages: Too short with not enough depth and weak conclusion

Synopsis of the book: Alice Dunwoodie’s quiet middle class life is shattered when with her friend Sarah she is kidnapped by two desperate men. However, very quickly Alice realises that the men that are holding them are inexperienced and quite naïve ...

CPTDANIELS 08.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Snatch - Gerald Hammond

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This Could Be Terminal

Advantages: An evolving story, great description of events
Disadvantages: One weak character but nothing major

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with the work of Colin Forbes. I first got into his books about this time last year and since then I loved the first couple and struggled to even finish the last two I tried. Since I seemed to be on a bit of a read ...

Andy.mack 18.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Terminal - Colin Forbes

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Diamond review  Ritual murder and abduction in modern Rome

Advantages: an interesting plot, convincing characters, plot driven, plausible twist
Disadvantages: a little slow to get going, ending a little unclear due to device used in reveal

...David Hewson has worked as a journalist for most of his life and has written several travel and crime fiction books. This is the second book in a crime series which features Detective Nic Costa and is set in Rome. Personally, I do not find the title or th ...

brokenangelkisses 09.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Villa of Mysteries - David Hewson

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A meander through a Welsh village, with a touch of spiritualism

Advantages: interesting characters, allows an insight into workings of church
Disadvantages: billed as a thriller but not especially thrilling

Could the Welsh border be the source of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous hound? Redundant TV producer Ben Foley thinks so, and is on a mission to prove it. Having purchased a collapsing Victorian manor and failed to transform it into a profitable hotel, th ...

brokenangelkisses 01.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Prayer of the Night Shepherd - Phil Rickman

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Look out for the Hollow Men!!

Advantages: Great plot development and characters
Disadvantages: Some longer descriptive bits, subject matter

The Unquiet is the sixth of John Connolly's books featuring the recurring lead character of private detective Charlie 'Bird' Parker. Previous books have seen his own personal storyline develop more than some of the recurring characters, but one ongoing th ...

pmcds 24.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Unquiet - John Connolly

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