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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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a quick very light read

Advantages: quick easy read
Disadvantages: lack of characterisation, too many coincidences

...novel in the series and it is a vast improvement on the first. I bought it on my kindle as I was going away for a few days and decided I needed a few quick reads whilst I was away. Basic plot: A severed head has been fo ...

mikeyc123 11.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Head in the Sand - Damien Boyd

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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 ...

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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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Below Zero, but is it below average?

Advantages: Easy read, likeable characters, not too complicated
Disadvantages: Not the most exciting read

...the works of CJ Box. I think I picked it out because it was an offer on the Kindle, and because I was curious, as Box is a prolific author and I see his books around all the time. The one I ended up reading was called Below ...

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Review of Below Zero - CJ Box

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