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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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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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Anything For a Quick Buck

Advantages: Can't think of any
Disadvantages: The book is a total turkey!

~ ~ Anybody who reads my reviews regularly will be aware that the mad cabbie is a HUGE fan of the Scot’s author Ian Rankin, and more specifically of his doughty and disreputable main character, Inspector Rebus, the Edinburgh copper. In fact, I only recent ...

the_mad_cabbie 14.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Watchman - Ian Rankin

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Nothing like the truth

Advantages: 8 cds make good coasters for your guests
Disadvantages: boring voice, inaccurate

What a boring story. I was brought up during the heart of the troubles in Northern Ireland, and, I try to read as many novels about the troubles as possible. So I seen this Ian Rankin book called Watchman, but decided to buy the audiobook on CD inst ...

donley 13.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Watchman - Ian Rankin

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Murder in the Scilly Isles

Advantages: Pleasant reading
Disadvantages: Nothing particularly outstanding about it

...Introduction It has been many years since I last read a Wycliffe book; so many years in fact that the author has now died. There is no particular reason why I haven't read any of series for so long, just that I haven't really come across them. I remember ...

sunmeilan 30.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Wycliffe and Death in a Salubrious Place - W.J. Burley

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