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Digging This up in Time

Advantages: Thought-provoking, original and exciting writing style
Disadvantages: Confirmation bias and other investigative flaws.

Please excuse the terrible punning in the title, but it was all that sprung to mind. The "re-discovery" of Josephine Tey's book in recent times has been met with mixed feelings on my behalf. I say mixed because although the work is very original and inter ...

BlackSwan 25.03.2015 · Read full review
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Truth Is...

Advantages: Interesting, easy to read.
Disadvantages: Posh policemen.

Reading an opinion on here the other day, I found passing mention made of Alison Weir's Princes in the Tower. It's a super and accessible analysis of one of history's most famous whodunits; did Richard III really murder his own nephews while they were s ...

jillmurphy 19.11.2003 · Read full review
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The Princes in the Tower

Advantages: Based on the "Princes in the Tower" story
Disadvantages: None

...Josephine Tey is a well known writer in the crime fiction field, although I have to admit this is the first of her books I have read. Her first book was written in 1929, but the majority of her books were published after the Second World War. As a contemp ...

sunmeilan 08.10.2006 · Read full review
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The Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Advantages: great historical detective novel
Disadvantages: none

...Yet another book that I received through a postal book group – I looked at the cover, read the back page and thought ‘um, not sure if this is my sort of book’. How wrong I was. The book starts with a portion of a family tree, detai ...

jools30 12.11.2001 · Read full review
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A gripping tale that was literally lost - and found

Advantages: Chilling murder story; characters very well drawn
Disadvantages: Arguably a little dated - as if it really matters

... A lost and found manuscript Around 1935 C.S. Forester (1899-1966), who had written and published two excellent crime noir novels, ‘Payment Deferred’ and ‘Plain Murder’ (both reviewed on ciao by yours truly), began writing the Hornblower sea stories ...

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Review of The Pursued - C.S. Forester

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