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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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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 ...

hiker 01.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash

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Finding the pasts ghosts

Advantages: Well thought out story
Disadvantages: Hard to believe and find credible at odd times.

Background: A few weeks ago I read my first novel by this author, which I really enjoyed so I was keen to try another as soon as I could to see how it compared. Ideally I was looking for the first book in the Detective Inspector Mariner series but t ...

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Review of Written In Blood - Chris Collett

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Walkers of Dembley - Please Keep on Walking

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: Too easy to guess the culprit, characters too one dimensional

Agatha has just spent 6 horrid months back in London working in PR. She returns to her beloved Caresly only to be paired up with her neighbour James Lacey to go undercover as man and wife in Dembley to find out who murdered Jessica, a very outspoken teach ...

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Review of Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley - M.C. Beaton

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Death of a Hiker

Advantages: Gentle, unassuming crime fiction
Disadvantages: Won't win any literary prizes

Introduction Whenever I want to read something light-hearted, M C Beaton's books usually hit the spot. Beaton's work is of the traditional 'cozy' genre of crime fiction - a term apparently coined in the 1950s to describe mysteries, usually set in quiet c ...

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Review of Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley - M.C. Beaton

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