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Not The Edinburgh Tattoo

Advantages: Readable
Disadvantages: More American Than Japanese

...Akimitsu Takagi’s ”The Tattoo Murder Case” is a classic of Japanese detective fiction. First published in 1948 it depicts a Japan only just beginning to emerge from the destruction of World War Two but also, just as importantly, beginnin ...

JoePoirot 20.09.2004 · Read full review
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Just a little prick

Advantages: Interesting subject matter
Disadvantages: Lacked inspiration.

The inspiration for quite a lot of my reading material these days comes from Ciao. At present I have a list of nine books that I will get in thefuture and all of these have come from reading a review either on Ciao or Dooyoo. Certainly this has helped wi ...

atticusuk 04.03.2006 · Read full review
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Turning Japanese?

Advantages: A decent murder mystery
Disadvantages: The more formal writing style may take a little getting used to

...A friend of mine handed me a Christmas present one year, with the tag reading something like "knowing what you're interested in, you'll probably like this." It is the kind of present only a close friend could have chosen, combining as it does my vague bu ...

Soho_Black 14.11.2005 · Read full review
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A skinful of tattoos

Advantages: Thrilling story
Disadvantages: None really

...can't say I've ever been tempted to get a tattoo, but if I did, I would go for a Japanese or Chinese design, because of the intricacy and colours of the design. I also love crime fiction, so the idea of reading a murder mystery about a woman with tattoo ...

sunmeilan 30.11.2006 · Read full review
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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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