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Excellently written - a gripping page turner!

Advantages: brilliant read from a new author, gripping and intriguing
Disadvantages: I want another book to read now!

...Reading is a really passionate hobby of mine that I am trying to make more time for, and also diversify the types of authors who’s books I read. However, before I read this, I reverted back to a Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta) novel and I was so so disa ...

MsTricia 14.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Widow - Fiona Barton

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Indelible Memories of Murder

Advantages: Original premise, keeps you guessing, very well written, memorable characters
Disadvantages: A little repetitive at times perhaps

...I was quite looking forward to this when I came across it in the library recently. I was somewhat familiar with Baldacci, having read something of his previously, though I couldn’t quite recall what. Thankfully, Memory Man didn’t disappoint and is one I ...

gothic_moon 13.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Memory Man - David Baldacci

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Highland Untruths

Advantages: A decent plot
Disadvantages: Some gripes about repetition

Hamish Macbeth is still enjoying the relatively easy life of running the two-man station in remote Lochdubh in the highlands of Scotland. He could maybe do without current side-kick Dick Fraser's eternal presence on site, but has to admit that the man's ...

hiker 25.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Liar - M. C. Beaton

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A Stretch Too Far for Hamish Macbeth

Advantages: It's a Hamish Macbeth book
Disadvantages: It's possibly the worst of the Hamish Macbeth books

Marion Chesney (under the name M C Beaton) has been writing cosy crime novels about the Scottish village of Lochdubh and its policeman, Hamish Macbeth, since 1985. Since that first book, Death of a Gossip, she’s produced books titled Death of a… at th ...

sharper_fin 05.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Kingfisher - M. C. Beaton

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Hiss and Hers - more of a miss in my opinion

Advantages: Free download, kept my attention when I was bored
Disadvantages: Main character annoying, story very short and found it hard to follow

...A friend of mine had recommended this series of books a while ago, but I only got round to discovering the series recently, and that was partly because I got the book free with a Galaxy chocolate promotion. The Book Agatha Raisin is a 50 somethi ...

euphie 05.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Agatha Raisin Hiss and Hers - M.C. Beaton

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