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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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Prototype Bond Returns

Advantages: "Of its time" and enjoyable in that context
Disadvantages: Doesn't match up to the first two in the series

This is the third in the re-issued series authored by the former soldier, spy and Professor of English Literature, without whom it is said, there'd have been no Bond, no Smiley, no Bourne. I suspect that's not strictly true, but it makes a good tag-line. ...

hiker 04.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wallace of the Secret Service - Alexander Wilson

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Want You Dead A Thrilling Chilling Crime Novel Based in Brighton

Advantages: Fast paced and easy to follow, good characters and well researched
Disadvantages: Some pretty horrid events

Want you Dead Peter James Want you Dead is the tenth Roy Grace Novel and these just get better and better. I was introduced to Peter James’ work when I was given one of his books as a gift and I love reading about Brighton and the surrounding area that ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 25.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Want You Dead - Peter James

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Suffer the Children

Advantages: A great example of the genre, with some political insight thrown in for free
Disadvantages: None

Cassie is out riding on a bridle path hardly used in the height of summer, totally deserted in winter. Her horse takes a tumble, and she goes with it, and stumbles into a tiny, plastic-wrapped child, maybe three-years old, and painfully thin, foot-soles l ...

hiker 22.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Water Music - Margie Orford

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Check Mate, You're Dead

Advantages: Original premise, great characterisation, well written, keeps you guessing
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of chess-related knowledge comes in to play

I don't recall having read any books by Daniel Blake previously, but I was curious having come across the cover in the library a few weeks ago. Luckily enough, I've managed to find a new author I'm definitely going to be checking out in future. It was an ...

gothic_moon 30.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of White Death - Daniel Blake

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