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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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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 30.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Prayer of the Night Shepherd - Phil Rickman

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I remember feeling electric...

Advantages: As addictive and relentless as MDT-48...
Disadvantages: Some plot turns a little contrived

...This is an intensely readable, taut and compelling novel. The pace is fast and relentless and grabs your attention from the very first page. Eddie is enjoying a life of amiable mediocrity. He's an educated under-achiever working in publishing and boast ...

Westocean 30.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Dark Fields - Alan Glynn

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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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DON'T OPEN THE BOX FRANK!!

Advantages: A true horror - grusemoe & disgusting, to be read from behind a cushion.
Disadvantages: A true horror - grusemoe & disgusting, to be read from behind a cushion.

The Hellbound Heart Clive Barker ABOUT THE BOOK This little book was originally published in 1986, by Dark Harvest as part of an anthology series called Night Visions. This review is for the paperback edition by Harper. ...

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Review of The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker

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