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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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The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein American Crime Thriller

Advantages: Formulaic person gets murdered and our protagonist sets out to solve the murder.
Disadvantages: see advantages as it depends what you like.

The Deadhouse Linda Fairstein One of the genres of fiction I enjoy is crime thriller; however I have to be in the right mood to start a book in this genre and that might be why whilst I read a lot it has taken me almost two years to open the first page ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 08.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Deadhouse - Linda Fairstein

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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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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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