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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 ...

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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 ...

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Review of Meet Me in Malmo - Torquil MacLeod

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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 ...

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Review of Misery Bay - Steve Hamilton

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