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Bone Chatter

Advantages: Warmth & depth of characters, confidently & intelligently written, engaging, detailed
Disadvantages: Some may find it a bit convoluted

...As a big fan of Reichs, I was giddily excited when I came across this in the library as I find it rare now to come across something I haven’t already read. Speaking In Bones is true to form, being an engrossing, detailed and intelligent read that I would ...

gothic_moon 22.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Speaking In Bones - Kathy Reichs

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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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Best left buried

Advantages: 1930s murder mystery
Disadvantages: Poor imitation of Dorothy L Sayers

Bones of the Buried is a murder mystery set in the 1930s featuring amateur sleuth Lord Edward Corinth and his liberated, female friend Verity Browne. So first off, this is very similar to Dorothy L Sayers' novels written in the 1930s with Lord Peter Wi ...

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Review of Bones of the Buried - David Roberts

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Communism, posh sleuths and Spain

Advantages: Tries to imitate Dorothy L Sayers and Margery Allingham
Disadvantages: Doesn't quite hit the mark

Introduction I'd read a couple of reviews about this book that claimed that David Roberts was a new Agatha Christie, so thought that it would be right up my street. The series, set in the 1930s, certainly smacks of a similar type of book, but perhaps bec ...

sunmeilan 13.11.2005 · Read full review
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The mysterious girl

Advantages: Different from the usual Wexford stories
Disadvantages: A little dated

Synopsis of the book: Chief Inspector Wexford is 'resting' having been ordered to do so by his Doctor. He has come with his wife from their home in Sussex to London for a holiday and is staying with his nephew. His frustration is growing as all those ...

CPTDANIELS 16.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Murder Being Once Done - Ruth Rendell

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