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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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As If The Rain Wasn't Bad Enough

Advantages: It's Rankin writing Rebus
Disadvantages: It's Rankin writing Rebus

Bookless in Coventry To my eternal non-existent shame I must own up to being a Rebus fan in the same way that I'm a Poirot fan. It has everything to do with the TV incarnations that utterly worked, and nothing at all to do with the literary incarn ...

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Review of Standing in Another Man's Grave - Ian Rankin

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Plots, twists and turns along the Highland Highway

Advantages: Rebus returns
Disadvantages: Slightly far-fetched ending?

Back in 1982 Films of Scotland produced a documentary on the remaking of the main A9 road to the highlands: a ten year civil engineering project. Reading Ian Rankin’s latest crime novel recently, I was reminded of watching this on an early VHS video, then ...

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Review of Standing in Another Man's Grave - Ian Rankin

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The Mind of a Killer

Advantages: Detailed account, the author's personal recollections of Bundy
Disadvantages: Harrowing subject matter

Ted Bundy was one of America’s most infamous serial killers. After protesting his innocence throughout the trial process and for some years afterwards, Bundy finally confessed shortly before his execution in 1989 to the murder of 30 young women. However ...

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Review of A Stranger Beside Me - Ann Rule

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