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A Baltic Mystery

Advantages: Intriguing central character; interesting locations; good tempo
Disadvantages: Terrible type-setting; some incredible elements

When the two men washed up on the Swedish coast in a life raft turn out to be Latvians, Inspector Kurt Wallander hopes it will be a simple matter of passing the investigation over to Major Liepa, his Latvian counterpart asked to come to help with the case ...

fizzytom 01.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell

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The Dogs of Riga- Wallander is back

Advantages: Good storyline and interesting facts about Latvia demonstrated
Disadvantages: Not much suspence or tension created compared to other works by Mankell

The Dogs of Riga (Hundarna i Riga) is the second book out of nine in the Kurt Wallander detective series by Henning Mankell. This crime novel series follows investigations led by Inspector Kurt Wallander of the Ystad police department, which is a small t ...

emzipops86 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Split Personality

Advantages: A police-procedural novel and an international thriller.
Disadvantages: A police-procedural novel and an international thriller.

...I share a taste for detective fiction with the local librarian. "Have you tried Henning Mankell?" she asked. "His Kurt Wallander makes Inspector Morse look positively optimistic!" I couldn't wait. An unmarked life raft is washed up on Wallander's ...

SueMagee 07.02.2006 · Read full review
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Hunting the devil

Advantages: Very noir, but with a black protaganist for a change
Disadvantages: Following the large number of characters is hard at times

Easy Rawlins is living in 1940's Los Angeles. A war veteran, he has just been given the sack and, with mortgage payments to meet, he is terrified that he is going lose his house. Then his friend, Joppy, steps in with a suggestion. If Easy helps a man call ...

sunmeilan 19.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley

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Mosley is a Must Read

Advantages: Mosley writes language very well
Disadvantages: Slight lack of depth to the story and the characters in places

Serpent’s Tail is fast becoming one of my favourite publishing houses. Not only have they released a great new author onto the world in the form of ‘’Dave Zeltserman’’, but they are also putting out reissues of some very good older titles. Walter Mosley ...

Soho_Black 22.09.2010 · Read full review
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