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Dark Secrets Buried, But Not For Long

Advantages: Memorable characters, engaging writing style, good chapter length, vivid scenes
Disadvantages: Not entirely believable

...I came across this recently in the library and had that strangely excited feeling when I spotted it. I have a couple of authors I really enjoy reading, and Kava is one of them. Thankfully, Silent Creed didn’t disappoint and I whipped through this quite qu ...

gothic_moon 25.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Silent Creed - Alex Kava

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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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Best left buried

Advantages: 1930s murder mystery
Disadvantages: Poor imitation of Dorothy L Sayers

Bones of the Buried is a murder mystery set in the 1930s featuring amateur sleuth Lord Edward Corinth and his liberated, female friend Verity Browne. So first off, this is very similar to Dorothy L Sayers' novels written in the 1930s with Lord Peter Wi ...

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Review of Bones of the Buried - David Roberts

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Communism, posh sleuths and Spain

Advantages: Tries to imitate Dorothy L Sayers and Margery Allingham
Disadvantages: Doesn't quite hit the mark

Introduction I'd read a couple of reviews about this book that claimed that David Roberts was a new Agatha Christie, so thought that it would be right up my street. The series, set in the 1930s, certainly smacks of a similar type of book, but perhaps bec ...

sunmeilan 13.11.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Bones of the Buried - David Roberts

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