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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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The Original 39

Advantages: A classic caper...
Disadvantages: ... or a bit dated if that's how you'd prefer to see it.

...''The 39 Steps'' and I guarantee they'll be able to tell you it's a spy story with Richard Hannay at its heart. Most people will be able to tell you how it starts. But when you ask, ''Yes, but what ARE the 39 Steps?'' most people will ...

hiker 29.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The 39 Steps - John Buchan

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