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A legal thriller thats slow to start with but worth sticking with

Advantages: The child characters, it builds up pace-wise, I liked the outcome, seemed believable/realistic
Disadvantages: It was rather slow to start with, somewhat long chapters (not so easy to dip in and out of)

...Introduction - As I mentioned in a previous book review a few weeks ago, I've been lucky enough to be able to choose from quite a large number of fiction novels we no longer wanted to offer or store as part of our fiction library, at the college librar ...

IzzyS 11.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Colour of Law - Mark Gimenez

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A superb debut novel.

Advantages: story telling at its finest, great characters, amazing debut novel.
Disadvantages: leaves you wanting more.

...If you like legal books in the early John Grisham mould then you will love this debut novel which was released in Hardback in March 2006. These days legal thrillers are ten a penny and when you read about a new lawyer turned author you immediately com ...

TheWizardsSleeve 04.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Colour of Law - Mark Gimenez

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Through a glass darkly

Advantages: Good Conclusion
Disadvantages: Slow pace

Background: This is the fourth book by Donna Leon that I have reviewed. Originally my boss told me to give her a try as she is one of her favourite authors. And after getting used to the first one, I have found her books to be very good and quite addic ...

CPTDANIELS 31.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Through a Glass, Darkly - Donna Leon

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Vile Venetians

Advantages: Good characters, good descriptions of Venice
Disadvantages: not too thrilling

Commissario Brunetti and his colleague Vianello "play hooky" on a fine spring day in Venice and leave the Questura to help Vianello's friend Marco, an engineer and ardent ecologist, who's protested in front of a factory on the mainland that poisons the la ...

MALU 15.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Through a Glass, Darkly - Donna Leon

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The Haunted

Advantages: Good characters and well written throughout
Disadvantages: Would have been nice if it was longer and a little more in-depth story

...I was feeling under the weather last week. A touch of flu and I desperately needed a good book to read, as I had just finished my previous one. Luckily my sister offered to pop down the shops and buy me a new one. She asked me what I wan ...

CPTDANIELS 27.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Next Room - Sarah Harrison

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