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London's Burning, Man

Advantages: All jolly good fun
Disadvantages: None

The Peculiar Crimes Unit (PCU) has a new set of overlords. For reasons that were explored in the previous couple of outings they have been transferred to the City Of London Police. The Met are still the big players in the area. City of London Police only ...

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Review of Bryant and May: The Burning Man - Christopher Fowler

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Santa's Got A Brand New (Mixed) Bag

Advantages: There's something for everyone
Disadvantages: It's a bit heavy. And it's a mixed bag.

...Introduction We all have our own special Christmas traditions. Some let the youngest in the family make a wish while putting the star on top of the tree. Others save a special bottle of wine or whiskey to raise a glass in toast on Christmas Eve. Oth ...

sharper_fin 22.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries - Vintage

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On The Run In the Wilds of Scotland

Advantages: Great on character
Disadvantages: A slow burn

Justine is running for her life. She's had enough of being someone else's property, of being subjected to the kind of love that has seen her tattooed and owned and beaten and rented out to others to earn her keep. So she's taken what isn't hers, but then ...

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Review of Rise - Karen Campbell

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Nothing But Amazing

Advantages: Fantastic writing style, warm character, engaging, interesting premise, atmospheric
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this in the library recently and was pretty happy to see it, having read Gardner novels previously and loved them. Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. I don’t get as much time to read these days in long sittings, and yet I got through this p ...

gothic_moon 23.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Fear Nothing - Lisa Gardner

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Daddy's Girls

Advantages: A good idea decently plotted
Disadvantages: The different voices aren't distinctive enough

Easter Quilby is twelve years old. She and her sister Ruth are in a children's home. Not so long ago they woke up to find their mother slouched across the bed, dead. Drink and drugs and a hard, sad life had finally got to her, or maybe her body just ga ...

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Review of This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash

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