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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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London's Burning, Man

Advantages: All jolly good fun
Disadvantages: None

The Peculiar Crimes Unit (PCU) has a new set of overlords. For reasons that were explored in the previous couple of outings they have been transferred to the City Of London Police. The Met are still the big players in the area. City of London Police only ...

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Review of Bryant and May: The Burning Man - Christopher Fowler

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Nuns In The Habit Of Murder?

Advantages: Depth of characters, engaging premise, wit & sarcasm
Disadvantages: Some predictability, relationship sidestory

Do you like the pun there - in the 'Habit of murder'... nuns... get it?! I was excited when I made that up (whether it makes sense or not is besides the point). I've read and reviewed several other Jackson novels before, so this caught my eye when I came ...

gothic_moon 31.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Devious - Lisa Jackson

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The ultimate Prisoner : Cell Block H Companion

Advantages: Easy to read.
Disadvantages: None for me

It could be argued that Prisoner Cell Block H was like Marmite, you either loved it or hated it. I disagree, I think the soap is divided by those that loved it and those that said they hated it but secretly loved it. I have lost count of the amount of tim ...

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Review of Behind the Bars: The Unofficial Prisoner Cell Block H Companion - Scott Anderson

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Quite often Joan felt she was being silly

Advantages: Good clean fun...
Disadvantages: ...if you can put it in the context of the times

Alexander Wilson, author of the ''Wallace'' series, was a writer, spy and secret service officer. Interesting that the biog-writer makes a distincation between the last two of those professions. Be that as it may, Wilson was one of the early writers in ...

hiker 08.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Devil's Cocktail - Alexander Wilson

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