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A Compilation of Cat Mysteries

Advantages: well written, easy to read, suitable for children too
Disadvantages: none

...Lilian Jackson Braun is an author I have reviewed on ciao before. She writes detective stories usually, about the character of Jim Quilleran and his cats. But this book 'The Cat Who Had Fourteen Tales' is something a little different. It is a collectio ...

KarenUK 27.12.2000 · Read full review
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Easy to read & fun books

Advantages: Easy to read, good fun, witty, great characterisation
Disadvantages: A bit lightweight at times

'The Cat Who ...' series of books are written by Lilian Jackson Braun. They are about a man called Jim Quilleran, who has one & later two Siamese cats, Koko & Yum-Yum, who help him solve crimes. They are a nice easy read, lightly comical & with great char ...

KarenUK 21.07.2000 · Read full review
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I fear it's not his best...

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...I recently reviewed never look away, a thriller written by Canadian author, Linwwod Barclay. I really enjoyed the book, my first, experience of this author and was keen to get my hands on another of his books from my local library. Fear the worst has gl ...

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Review of Fear The Worst - Linwood Barclay

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Fearing the worst for believability

Advantages: Overall as enjoyable as most Barclay books
Disadvantages: the ending is a little far-fetched and disappointing, not as good as previous books

Tim Blake’s worst fear is realised one afternoon when his daughter, Sydney, fails to return home from her summer job at a local hotel. After visiting her place of work, Tim becomes even more concerned when they insist they have never heard of her; that s ...

burtybookworm 30.09.2010 · Read full review
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Fear the worst then add a sprinkle more drama

Advantages: Interesting and gripping storyline
Disadvantages: A bit far fetched in places and a slightly disappointing and sudden ending

I have previously enjoyed Linwood Barclay's novel No time for goodbye so when I spotted this one in the 3 for 2 offer at my favourite bookshop I jumped at the chance to check out this one. Tim Blake is a father of a teenage girl called Sydney and we jo ...

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