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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 ...

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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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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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Review of Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

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Arctic Adventures

Advantages: exotic setting, good story, good characters
Disadvantages: none

Meet Edie Kiglatuk, a new member of the ever growing posse of feisty, female sleuths. She isn't a professional, she belongs to the faction that stumbles over corpses and then takes up the hunt when the authorities don't react as they should. She's a thirt ...

MALU 18.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of White Heat - M.J. McGrath

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