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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 ...

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Review of Mr. Monk Goes To Germany - Lee Goldberg

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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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That Thing in Cornwall

Advantages: Good clean puzzle fun
Disadvantages: None - within the context

Regular readers will know that Santa brought me a small bundle of Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries for Christmas. My reading tastes are genuinely eclectic – I was taught to understand that you can learn facts and more profound truths from "story books" just as ...

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Review of Mistletoe and Murder - Carola Dunn

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A Guilty Pleasure

Advantages: Frivolous and fun
Disadvantages: None - unless you always take your crime writing seriously

It probably helps to be a fan of Agatha Christie. It probably helps to absolutely adore the sheer selfish indulgence and style of the 1930s. It probably helps to just accept the "rich" as being completely divorced from real life. It definitely helps if ...

hiker 30.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Murder at the Brightwell - Ashley Weaver

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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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Review of Meet Me in Malmo - Torquil MacLeod

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