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Dive in to The Pools

Advantages: Interesting characters, well written, good pace
Disadvantages: Feel like it needed something more, unsatisfying ending

Beginning at the end This story begins, in a way, at the end. It is Christmas 1985 and 15-year-old Robert's body has been found at 'the pools' – which aren't actually pools but in fact disused gravel pits next to the power station Telling t ...

Calla76 05.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Pools - Bethan Roberts

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Am I losing faith?

Advantages: High quality of writing
Disadvantages: Very slow moving story that fails it ignite

...I was looking at the list of books that have been written by Donna Leon the other day, and realised there were a couple I still hadn’t tried. So with that in mind when I was in my local bookshop the other day I looked for them and found ...

CPTDANIELS 13.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Death of Faith - Donna Leon

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Restore My faith

Advantages: Brunetti, the main character. The setting of Venice.
Disadvantages: No fire in the storyline

As a fan of the authoress Donna Leon, I couldn't wait to start reading 'The Death of Faith' first published in 1997 by Macmillan. Normally I can get through a 'Leon' book very quickly, but this book, sadly, did not match any of the other good Leon storie ...

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Review of The Death of Faith - Donna Leon

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Dead, dead, they're all dead

Advantages: A solid read, great plots, superb characters
Disadvantages: The TV films tend to spoil you

“The eyes were closed, but the expression on the waxen face was hardly one of great serenity, for some hint of pain still lingered there. Like so many others contemplating a dead person, Lewis found himself pondering so many things as he thought of Morse ...

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Review of The First Inspector Morse Omnibus - Colin Dexter

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A new Morse experience

Advantages: Great stories, great characters
Disadvantages: Sometimes coincidence plays too large a role

Anyone familiar with the TV adaptations with the perfect cast and the unparallelled majesty of the photography and music will already be in love with 'Morse'. The books bring a slightly darker side to bear. In the books murder is murder - evil, sordid and ...

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Review of The First Inspector Morse Omnibus - Colin Dexter

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