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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 ...

gothic_moon 15.12.2015 · Read full review
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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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A Dream Read?

Advantages: Good characters, interesting look at religion and paganism
Disadvantages: Hard to pick up unless you have read previous books in the series

"To Dream of the Dead" is the tenth book from Phil Rickman in the Merrily Watkins series. The Merrily Watkins series began in 1998 with "The Wine of Angels" and follows the adventures of a female Church of England exorcist in Herefordshire. Although thi ...

mogdred1 28.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of To Dream of the Dead - Phil Rickman

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A Scots Hard Man Dead Souls A Rebus Novel

Advantages: A cracking good read
Disadvantages: none

The term "hard man" is a colloquial expression commonly used in the country of my birth, Scotland, to describe a person you do not cross; a man who knows how to take care of himself. The central character in these series of fiction novels by Scots aut ...

the_mad_cabbie 06.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Rebus -The Early Years - Ian Rankin

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Psychologically Thrilling

Advantages: Unputdownable
Disadvantages: I can't think of any

...If you're fed up of detective novels that feature brilliant hero's who can never do anything wrong then check out the Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin. Rankin is a gritty, dark character, a product of old Edinburgh, who has more psychological problems ...

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Review of Rebus -The Early Years - Ian Rankin

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