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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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Wednesday's Child

Advantages: Great storyline, keeps you reading, just the right amount of pages
Disadvantages: Some may prefer to read in chronoligical order, so may have had to read previous titles

The Inspector Banks books written by Peter Robinson have become one of my favourite crime fiction series out of all the ones I have read. Each book is as well developed as the last and as I never seem to be able to pick them up in chronological order, I'm ...

cath_del 08.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Wednesday's Child - Peter Robinson

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The circle line killer

Advantages: All round perspective on a serial killer
Disadvantages: Needed a longer conclusion and an epilogue.

Background: A few weeks ago I read my first piece of fiction by Carol Smith called ‘Vanishing Point’, so I was very keen to try another to see how it compared. As the first one I quite enjoyed and despite it being a bit of a ‘chic lit’ or maybe beca ...

CPTDANIELS 25.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Without Warning - Carol Smith

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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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