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Gritty Crime That Rose Knows Best

Advantages: Intelligent & original premise, twists, very well written, depth of characters, atmospheric
Disadvantages: A little sickly sweet & repetitive at times perhaps

I consider Rose to be up there with my favourite authors and as I've really enjoyed some of her previous books, I was really looking forward to this one when I came across it in the library. I was glad I had a strong bag with me to carry it home as it's ...

gothic_moon 15.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Watch Your Back - Karen Rose

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A Killer With No Fear Is Worth Fearing

Advantages: Engaging writing style, depth of characters, intriguing premise, atmospheric
Disadvantages: Nothing for moi

I came across this in the library recently and thought I'd give it a go as I wasn't able to find anything new by familiar authors (perhaps I've read them all?!) The cover tempted me and it seemed like my cuppa tea, and thankfully it didn't disappoint. D ...

gothic_moon 16.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Darkest Fear - Ethan Cross

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Quite often Joan felt she was being silly

Advantages: Good clean fun...
Disadvantages: ...if you can put it in the context of the times

Alexander Wilson, author of the ''Wallace'' series, was a writer, spy and secret service officer. Interesting that the biog-writer makes a distincation between the last two of those professions. Be that as it may, Wilson was one of the early writers in ...

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Review of The Devil's Cocktail - Alexander Wilson

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Tempe Brennan and the Lucky Strike

Advantages: Good solid crime-solving stuff
Disadvantages: None

Sometimes you really do need to start at the beginning of a series to get into it. And sometimes it doesn't matter a jot. Kathy Reichs' Tempe Brennan novels fall into the latter category. There's a bit of a back-story in there, but let's be honest, it' ...

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Review of Speaking In Bones - Kathy Reichs

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Wild Hunters After Their Prey

Advantages: Intelligently written, complex plot, depth of characters, engaging to read, original premise
Disadvantages: None for me per se but brain cells & concentration required

...As a fan of Gerritsen, I was looking forward to this when I came across it in the library. As expected, it was intelligent, absorbing and reasonably complex, keeping me gripped and mystified until the end. Die Again falls within the American crime thrill ...

gothic_moon 03.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Die Again - Tess Gerritsen

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