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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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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 ...

KathEv 07.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hit Girls - Dreda Say Mitchell

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An Italian Heretic Helping Defend The English Throne

Advantages: Very addictive page turning read with great characters and location development
Disadvantages: That I hadn't found it sooner

With my new found commuting time I’m always looking out for new books and it was that need for something to read that brought me to S.J. Parris’s series of novels revolving around 1580’s London and her lead character Giordano Bruno. I actually started my ...

Andy.mack 22.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Heresy - Parris, S. J.

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