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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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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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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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