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Could this bee the start of something good?

Advantages: Interesting protagonist, good location
Disadvantages: Confusing plot

The Honey Guide is a crime novel by Richard Crompton. Crompton is a British journalist who has been living in Kenya since 2007. The Honey Guide is his debut novel and is the first, in what Crompton no doubt hopes, in a series featuring his detective Mol ...

Essexgirl2006 31.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Honey Guide - Richard Crompton

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On Another Waterfront

Advantages: Great crime writing
Disadvantages: None

By way of a prelude to the Nocturne, I should offer a heads-up, that the review copy I received is titled "Nocturne" rather than "Harbor (or Harbour) Nocturne". It isn't marked as a proof or advance copy, and having stumbled across other reviews whilst I ...

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Review of Harbour Nocturne - Joseph Wambaugh

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Houdini's secret sleuthing life

Advantages: A good mystery as a platform to bring Houdini to life, subtle humour
Disadvantages: A little slow paced and lacking any real drama

Harry Houdini, born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary in 1874 is probably one of the world’s most recognisable names. An illusionist, a magician, a stunt performer, a pilot and most famously an escapologist with so many daring acts such as escaping from han ...

Mildew82 05.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders - Daniel Stashower

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Great book, great writer

Advantages: Really solid piece of journalism
Disadvantages: helps if you have seen the The Wire or been to Baltimore

As a massive fan of the TV series The Wire, and a complete sucker for marketing I fell on this book in the airport. The buy line is "a true crime classic from the creator of The Wire". And to be honest I have not been disappointed, like the TV show and t ...

hooligan854321 27.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Homicide - David Simon

make sure you have clean underwear ready...

Advantages: Very funny
Disadvantages: Un put downable!!!

This has to be, to date the funniest book ever! For those who are new to Janet Evanovich books a brief run down.... WHO IS THE MAIN CHARACTER: Steffanie Plum OTHER CHARACTERS: Grandma, Lola, Morelli, Cousin vinnie, Ranger. And loads more. GEN ...

argosbessy 03.05.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hot Six - Janet Evanovich

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