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Not a Self-Help Guide

Advantages: Short, interesting novel
Disadvantages: Not as goog as it can be,

I would not normally pick up a book with this title, it makes it sound a bit chick-lit-y, but in fact, if I was forced to pigeon-hole this book into a genre, I would go for mystery. It was actually a book club choice, so I bought it without really reading ...

Essexgirl2006 29.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of How To Be A Good Wife - Emma Chapman

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Even Longer Firm

Advantages: Follow up to The Long Firm
Disadvantages: But weaker and less gripping

Jake Arnott's second book keeps to the winning formula of 'The Long Firm'. Three lead characters interweave their stories in the first person. Frank Taylor is a policeman on the way up (and on the make). Billy Porter is a small time crook who murders thre ...

Pinotage 22.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of He Kills Coppers - Jake Arnott

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He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott

Advantages: It's a compelling story for those who enjoy bleak themes.
Disadvantages: The multiple voices could be a tad confusing.

This is a darkly brooding crime novel dominated by a feeling of quiet desperation, a feeling that is generated through the lives of the three lead characters. Jake Arnott does an excellent job of recreating the mood and attitudes of London in 1966, giving ...

damieng 24.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of He Kills Coppers - Jake Arnott

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Great title Great read

Advantages: Excellent concept
Disadvantages: Large gaps in the characters lives

This is Jake Arnott’s second novel and as with The Long Firm we involve ourselves with the crime scene in 1960s London. The book traces three main characters: Billy Porter – the cop killer of the title; Frank Taylor – the policeman part ...

maeib 21.08.2001 · Read full review
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Harvesting what exactly

Advantages: kept me occupied
Disadvantages: none really

Well then my fellow ciaoers I'm afraid its time for me to launch another book review upon you. This time its the debut novel by a writer now very well regarded and reguarly tops the best seller lists. I will warn you now that the book is not 'literatur ...

scuba_angel 03.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Harvest - Tess Gerritsen

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