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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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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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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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