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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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Dark and brooding but not sparkly

Advantages: Engaging dangerous vampire. Brooding and sexy undertones. Tight plot. Well composed.
Disadvantages: Price remains high

...Vampire called Lestat Read on By Anne Rice this is the second in the Vampire chronicles that she is famed for. Two adaptations to film did very well. This dark, adult, brooding tale ventures from Paris to New Orleans and dips it's toes into ...

dawnymarie 07.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice

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I want to suck your blood!!!

Advantages: great, well written, leaves you wanting more.
Disadvantages: none

...is a book that will have you gripped from the very start. i have owned it personally for several years and have recently re-read it and it still holds all the charm and mystisism of the first time of reading!! The book is written by Anne Rice who ...

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Review of The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice

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