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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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The hunt is on!

Advantages: A really interesting and engaging read.
Disadvantages: None.

If ever there was a real-life James Bond villain, Pablo Escobar was it. 10 times better than any fictional crime story. UNCUT After watching Seasons 1 and 2 of Narcos on Netflix this spurred me onto learning more about the drug lord Pablo Escobar ...

CoffeeQueen68 17.11.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Killing Pablo - Mark Bowden

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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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