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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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Going back in time to solve crime

Advantages: Well thought out clever and absorbing story
Disadvantages: Seemed a little slow going at odd times

Synopsis of the book: DCI Banks and his team are called in when Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is murdered by an arrow fired from a crossbow. He is in a Police re-habitation centre at the time when he is killed late one night while in the grounds. Qu ...

CPTDANIELS 06.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

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My first trip to Estonia via fiction

Advantages: Very engaging characters and plot, realistic situations
Disadvantages: descriptions are rather lengthy.

Peter Robinson was a new to me author when I picked this up in the library. The only preconception I had was that it had the tagline Number one bestselling author on the cover, so I thought as it was in my favourite genre of crime it was worth a read. T ...

cha97michelle 26.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

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count them again more carefully

Advantages: a good read, the forensics are right
Disadvantages: a bit slow in places

I have read a number of Kathy Reichs’ books in the past and I saw this one on sale in a local charity shop for 50p in hard back (apparently it was 18.99 new – according to the price on the inside of the dust jacket)I decided it was too good a price not to ...

mikeyc123 30.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of 206 Bones - Kathy Reichs

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