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Second-rate Pseudo-Swedish Sleuthing

Advantages: Some nice descriptions of setting; could be good with better editing
Disadvantages: Too much description at the expense of a tight plot

Scandinavia is well known for chilling crime fiction but what happens when a British author tries his hand at crime fiction Nordic style? 'Meet Me in Malmo' is set in Sweden but its author is Torquil MacLeod, a former copywriter, screenwriter and journal ...

fizzytom 27.06.2013 · Read full review
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Adult French Frolics from Paddington Bear Creator

Advantages: Great modern humorous fiction, starring one man & his bloodhound.
Disadvantages: A lot better at comedy than "who-done-it" plot.

Paddington Bear’s Creator The author, Michael Bond, was the creator of Paddington Bear. I enjoyed the humour of these numerous full length books both as a child, and as an adult helping entertain my daughter with them. The slap-stick part of the ...

DavidCoulthard 08.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution - Michael Bond

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Misery bay, an Aptly named title but still a good book

Advantages: Many twists and turns, mostly unexpected
Disadvantages: Slow starter

Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton~~~About the author~~~Steve Hamilton is a prolific American crime/thriller writer. He has written many books, some of which are stand alone books. This book however is the ...

panandtilt 03.02.2012 · Read full review
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A Deadly Cure

Advantages: A decent crime read
Disadvantages: Not up to Coben's current high standard

It's worth reading Coben's own short introduction in which he suggests that if you haven't read any of his other work, then perhaps you should, before you come back to this one. That’s not just the guy being modest. What he says about the book being dat ...

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Review of Miracle Cure - Harlan Coben

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Will cure boredom for a while

Advantages: Easy reading, good twist
Disadvantages: Characters, diologue

Despite penning this book in his early twenties, it has only recently been published in the UK. I first came across this book when ASDA had a 3 for £10 offer on paperbacks. I chose this one because I've read a couple of Harlan Coben's books before and qu ...

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