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A mysterious approach to Sherlock Holmes

Advantages: An introduction to a classic, print not cramped despite tiny book size.
Disadvantages: Looses the magic by gaining brevity, original stories are short enough surely

...The Christmas before last I recieved a tiny little book amongst my Secret Santa presents from work colleagues. Small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, the book was called The Essential Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes In One Sitting. My colleagues know th ...

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Review of Sherlock Holmes: The Essential Mysteries in One Sitting - Jennifer Kasius

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Nothing But Amazing

Advantages: Fantastic writing style, warm character, engaging, interesting premise, atmospheric
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this in the library recently and was pretty happy to see it, having read Gardner novels previously and loved them. Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. I don’t get as much time to read these days in long sittings, and yet I got through this p ...

gothic_moon 23.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Fear Nothing - Lisa Gardner

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She Almost Got Away With it...

Advantages: It's a cracking read
Disadvantages: Too many loose ends

The Introduction In 2013 Sphere books published the first novel by a retired army veteran named Robert Galbraith, a detective story called The Cuckoo's Calling. It received slightly more promotion than would reasonably have been given to a debu ...

sharper_fin 27.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

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A Stretch Too Far for Hamish Macbeth

Advantages: It's a Hamish Macbeth book
Disadvantages: It's possibly the worst of the Hamish Macbeth books

Marion Chesney (under the name M C Beaton) has been writing cosy crime novels about the Scottish village of Lochdubh and its policeman, Hamish Macbeth, since 1985. Since that first book, Death of a Gossip, she’s produced books titled Death of a… at th ...

sharper_fin 05.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Kingfisher - M. C. Beaton

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Mr Monk at his worst and best.

Advantages: Really easy to read, murder without any gore.
Disadvantages: None for me, although some may find it not gorey enough.

I love reading crime/murder mystery novels but I don't want anything that's too explicit in it's details when it's explaining a crime scene. I like nice gentle books like Agatha Christie and Joanne Fluke. Something which will get my mind working on who du ...

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Review of Mr. Monk is Miserable - Lee Goldberg

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