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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 ...

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Review of Watch Your Back - Karen Rose

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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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It's been emotional

Advantages: The usual high standard Rebus adventure
Disadvantages: The end of the road?

Ah, let’s slip into something more comfortable shall we? A new Inspector Rebus story is usually a time for celebration and the welcome return of the familiar. Through sixteen previous adventures we have come to know and love John Rebus and the opportunity ...

brereton66 21.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Exit Music - Ian Rankin

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End Of An Era?

Advantages: Brilliant, well crafted, well written crime novel.
Disadvantages: It's the last Rebus novel.

~ ~ It's said all good things must come to an end, but it's with a certain sadness that I have to report the last in the John Rebus set of crime novels, "Exit Music", by Edinburgh author Ian Rankin. ~ ~ Rankin has been a favourite author of mine ever s ...

the_mad_cabbie 02.10.2007 · Read full review
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Inspector John Rebus takes a bow........

Advantages: Gripping, characters, such detail
Disadvantages: Extensive detail can slow the pace

2007 saw the 17th and final installation of the John Rebus novels from multi-award winning novelist Ian Rankin. Rebus has paved the way for a lot of modern detective writers to follow with their own characters, and I have managed to keep up from the very ...

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Review of Exit Music - Ian Rankin

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