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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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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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Mr Monk at his worst and best.

Advantages: Really easy to read, murder without any gore.
Disadvantages: None for me, although some may find it not gorey enough.

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 du ...

babybear42 02.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Mr. Monk is Miserable - Lee Goldberg

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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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