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Outside the Waiting room

Advantages: Brilliantly crafted thriller
Disadvantages: None

Room 13 in the basement of the state morgue is where the sleepers are kept. These are the unclaimed bodies that have been classified as PHVs. Potential Homicide Victims. They are kept indefinitely, because they are evidence that a crime has been commit ...

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Review of The Vanished Ones - Donato Carrisi

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If you like the television series then you'll love this.

Advantages: Easy to read and funny.
Disadvantages: None for me.

I love reading crime/murder mystery novels but I don't want anything that's too explicit in it's details when it's explaining a crime scene. I like nice gentle books like Agatha Christie and Joanne Fluke. Something which will get my mind working on who d ...

babybear42 16.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Mr. Monk Goes To Germany - Lee Goldberg

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Write About What You Know - But Not About Writing

Advantages: The lead characters are good
Disadvantages: The supporting cast, setting and plot aren't all that great

The Introduction Retired army veteran Robert Galbraith published his first novel, a detective story called The Cuckoo's Calling, in 2013. It was an absolute belter of a book, a murder mystery featuring a one-legged private detective named Cormo ...

sharper_fin 12.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

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Another Death, Another Maiden

Advantages: Classic crime in all its absurd glory
Disadvantages: None - unless this isn't your thing

Edris Tidson used to grow bananas on Tenerife. Not the world capital of banana growing so far as I know, but I guess such plantations could have existed and certainly they'd be believable when Mitchell penned this classic crime caper in 1947. Tidson was ...

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Review of Death and the Maiden - Gladys Mitchell

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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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