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Whodunnit? Whydunnit? Oh who cares.

Advantages: A few interesting insights into Benares/Varanasi.
Disadvantages: No mystery and a plodding plot

Death and the Freedom Fighter When Mrs Shoba Popatkar, former government minister and well-known freedom fighter is found dead on the floor of her Bombay flat, the first policeman on the scene is happy to settle for the simple solution. He doesn’t qui ...

koshkha 05.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Doing Wrong - H. R. F. Keating

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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

moistbabe 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Love and the Girl Next Door

Advantages: Excellent characters - at least the living ones
Disadvantages: The ludicrously silly spirit sister

...Neighbours, Everybody Needs Good Neighbours Moyur is young and confused. He drapes himself in his mother's saris, puts on make-up, dances around the room and scares his family with his effeminate ways. The only person who really understands him is hi ...

koshkha 03.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Dancing Boy - Ishani Kar-Purkayastha

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Hail Mary holds secrets so they say

Advantages: Quite amusing and well written
Disadvantages: Limited story, I felt it just lacked a littel something

BLESSED ART THOU A MONK SWIMMING – MIRIAM DUNNE ISBN: 978-0747258476 Hardback 218 pages I have been reading some very different books recently courtesy of the Bookcrossing shelf in the Derby Westfield Centre. I know they say don’t judge a book by the c ...

catsholiday 14.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Blessed Art Thou a Monk Swimming - Miriam Dunne

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Deeply Disappointing

Advantages: It's an easy read that won't take long to get through
Disadvantages: It totally wasn't for me - I felt very let down.

The Protagonists When Monika Keller and her husband Jack went to Bombay theywere looking for a charity to support but found more than they’d expected. Laidback Irish-American Jack and ultra-organised German Monika were an unlikely couple – she was con ...

koshkha 01.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Speech of Angels - Sharon Maas

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