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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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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 Drop - Harry Bosch is a cop on the edge

Advantages: Builds on Harry Bosch character more. Keeps you guessing. Great story
Disadvantages: Was over too quickly!

Over the years I have become a massive fan of Michael Connelly. I used to love reading James Pattersons thrillers but he soon started churning far too many books out over the course of the year and his stories stopped being so original. After finding a ...

carlz2001 01.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Drop - Michael Connelly

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