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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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The Queen of Crime and her Prince of Detection.

Advantages: Well written stories.
Disadvantages: None.

As I am sure a lot of you are aware through my time spent on being on Ciao, I am a bit of a fan of Agatha Christie - the self styled ‘Queen of Crime’, but not for the sole reason that she too came from Devon! I love the way that no matter how many times ...

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Review of Hercule Poirot - Agatha Christie

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You can't get better than this!

Advantages: Exciting, suspense, characters, plot
Disadvantages: Noting

Author Dreda Say Mitchell is a broadcaster, journalist and educational advisor. She grew up in the East End of London on a housing estate. She took a degree in African History at the University of London and she later obtained an MA in education stud ...

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Review of Hit Girls - Dreda Say Mitchell

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