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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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The Final Word on Columbine?

Advantages: Extremely well-researched and wrtten
Disadvantages: Nothing whatsoever

On 20th April 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 13 people at their high school, injured a further 24, impacted the whole collective consciousness of an entire community and inspired terror across America and into Europe. For years afterwards the ...

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Review of Columbine - Dave Cullen

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Unusual and fascinating book.

Advantages: well written, emotive, clever, funny
Disadvantages: none

The Coroner's Lunch was written with the intention of it being the first in a series of books about its main character, Dr Siri Paiboun. This is good news, as the character, and indeed the whole book, is well conceived. The first book in any series shoul ...

SuzieBlue85 05.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Coroner's Lunch - Colin Cotterill

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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 ...

CPTDANIELS 09.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Written In Blood - Chris Collett

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The body at the mansion

Advantages: Some good unexpected twists and good concept
Disadvantages: Slow start

About the author: Lesley Cookman is a British author born in Guildford and raised in South London. She has had a varied career having been a model, actress and disc jockey amongst other things. In her writing career she has also been diverse, writin ...

CPTDANIELS 21.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Murder in Bloom - Lesley Cookman

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