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When Lugg Met Crowdy Lobbett
Review of Mystery Mile - Margery Allingham by hiker

Advantages: Brilliant golden age mystery writing
Disadvantages: None - unless you need realism in your stories

On a transatlantic liner, an American points out Crowdy Lobbett and predicts that he will have been murdered within a fortnight. Indeed he places a bet on it. It seems like a safe bet: retired Judge Lobbett has been the subject of four near misses so far ... Read review

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good story by mumsymary
Very well reviewed by missrarr
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21.02.2016 14:37
A Sprinkle Of Magic
Review of The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman by inkyscribbles

Advantages: Magical, Beautiful, Dark
Disadvantages: A bit too short, Something felt like it was missing

...me. I had heard about The Sleeper And The Spindle through the grapevine, and as ... Read review

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Nice by cath_del
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21.02.2016 11:08
~The a Book Of Rafe, Not Me~
Review of The Book of You - Claire Kendal by StazKilly

Advantages: Good read, interesting
Disadvantages: Some people may not like the writing style

browsing in my local library, The Book Of You caught my eye as soon as I saw it. It was featured in a stand alongside other similar books entitled Popular Thriller Reads. The synopsis sounded interesting and after being a log life fan of chick lit, I've r ... Read review

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well reviewed by danielclark691
Claire Kendal doesn't compute with court injunctions - panders to the 'Grimm Brothers' in regards to narrative. Tough nut to crack; I believe Kendal attempts to tick too many boxes. by 1st2thebar
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19.02.2016 19:35
An exciting, action-packed YA novel.
Review of City of Bones - Cassandra Clare by Elna642

Advantages: Exciting, action-packed, great character development
Disadvantages: Nothing!

I've heard so much about this series, so I've got the whole series out of the library. It's nearly midnight; I've stayed up reading until I finished this book! This sounds like any other paranormal YA book really, and I suppose it is pretty much the same ... Read review

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Informative. by 1st2thebar
a helpful review by Pointress

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17.02.2016 00:15
In Brief, Only OK
Review of The Pelican Brief - John Grisham by Soho_Black

Advantages: Well paced, very readable
Disadvantages: Not terribly plausible

...had only vague recollections of the film version of ďThe Pelican BriefĒ, but I figure that a book what was made into a film starring Hollywood stars as maj ... Read review

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15.02.2016 20:36
A Step Up In The Erotic Literature World
Review of Bared to You - Sylvia Day by NBCMad92

Advantages: Well written, lovable characters
Disadvantages: Similar to Fifty Shades

So I admit I jumped on the band wagon, read and fell in love with Fifty Shades of Grey. My normal array of books were either real life or fiction books so when I heard my cousin and auntie giggling about this book I decided to give it a read for myself a ... Read review

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I'd buy it for the shoe on the cover! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
well reviewed x by MsTricia

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15.02.2016 12:41
The Best Feel-Good Novel
Review of The Dandelion Years - Erica James by inkyscribbles

Advantages: Funny, Engrossing, Easy to Read
Disadvantages: Some sensitive themes that some might find upsetting

Iíd never read anything by Erica James before, and as this book was a gift I really didnít know what to expect. Iím pleased to say that I now have a brand new authorís work to discover, and thatís one of my favourite things to come out of reading this nov ... Read review

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14.02.2016 10:07
A nice holiday with murder thrown in
Review of Murder at the Brightwell - Ashley Weaver by ryeb

Advantages: Fun vintage set mystery with glamorous location and characters
Disadvantages: Not as many credible suspects/motives as I would like, some descriptions/vocab too often repeated,

SUN, SEA AND A GOOD DOSE OF BLOOD A crime book review. It is 1932, and the beautiful and wealthy Amory Ames should be living a charmed existance. Unfortunately for her, she is married to the notorious playboy Milo Ames who is enjoying himself in Mo ... Read review

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very helpful by jb0077
I enjoy whodunnits so I could easily read this. Agree about the book design - very period. by mikemelmak

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12.02.2016 15:35
A Fine Line Between Guilt & Innocence
Review of Last Witness - Jilliane Hoffman by gothic_moon

Advantages: Engaging premise & characters, intelligently written, credibility
Disadvantages: A bit convoluted/overly confusing at times with names & departments perhaps

Note : The wrong image seems to have been added to the Ciao review page (one for 'Retribution'). It should be a book cover for 'Last Witness'. I came across this recently whilst browsing for my next fix in the library. I couldnít recall having read an ... Read review

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Excellent insight by Bollinger28
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11.02.2016 11:05
A Forgotten Classic
Review of The Black Spider - Jeremias Gotthelf by inkyscribbles

Advantages: Short, Memorable, Interesting
Disadvantages: Avoid if you are scared of spiders!

This book has been sitting on my shelf for years, and I finally pushed myself to pick it up. I'm so glad I did, because it was such an interesting read. Itís really short Ė you can definitely read it in one sitting - but it lingers in your mind for ages a ... Read review

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07.02.2016 20:16
Sovereign ~ Bringing Tudor Times to Life
Review of Sovereign - Christopher Sansom by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Historical, crime thiller. Sansom is in a league of his own.
Disadvantages: None

Sovereign by C J Sansom Sovereign is the third book in the series about hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake by C J Sansom. All the books in the series are set in the 16th Century at the time of Henry VIII each book is a stand-alone story whilst followin ... Read review

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06.02.2016 17:02
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Irish Ingenuity
Review of Ulysses - James Joyce by 1st2thebar

Advantages: A lifetime of content
Disadvantages: The misconceptions and scandals linked to the masterpiece

Publisher: Silvia Beach 1922 Duration: 682 pages Quick synopsis: 'Ulysses' is based on one day; the day is...16th day of June 1904, Dublin, Ireland ó whereby it is actually uneventful; the day arrives, the day ends - the void enters another v ... Read review

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fabulous by jb0077
It still seems too much like hard work. by hiker

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02.02.2016 17:03
~~ A Great Trollope ~~
Review of The Other Family - Joanna Trollope by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: True to life and easy, pleasing writing style
Disadvantages: Slow and steady

...and talk about books. The Other Family is a book that a colleague insisted I should borrow and I am very glad she did: ~ Author: ~ Joana Trollope is the a ... Read review

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Sounds like one to try by Secre

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28.01.2016 19:47
Co-Ordinates For A Murder Hunt
Review of Five - Ursula P. Archer by gothic_moon

Advantages: Intricate & intelligent premise, atmospheric, engaging characters, fluid writing style
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this in the library and the cover caught my eye. I wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't heard of the author before but I'm glad I gave it a go as it was a gripping, gritty read from start to finish. Five falls within the crime thriller ge ... Read review

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Excellent! by AliceBond
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28.01.2016 16:17
Share the Joy
Review of Joyland - Stephen King by Soho_Black

Advantages: Fantastic story, driven by a great narrator
Disadvantages: Nothing at all

It was almost inevitable that Hard Case Crime would want a second Stephen king story. After all, their first collaboration, "The Colorado Kid" is their highest selling title and the TV series loosely based on it, "Haven", is coming to an end after five s ... Read review

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One feels one should be a King fan... but I've never gotten around to him. by hiker
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25.01.2016 21:42
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