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Book Review: The Herb of Death (a Miss Marple short story) by Agatha Christie

The Herb of Death: A Miss Marple by Agatha Christie My rating: 3 of 5 stars A charming parlour game that starts with a fragment of a story about an ill-fated dinner in a big house and ends with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny

Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny My rating: 4 of 5 stars As you’d expect from the first book in a crime series, there is plenty of character development. I must have met about twenty characters in the first four chapters … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths My rating: 4 of 5 stars The ideas behind this story are great. The crimes in the book are closely tied to a ghost story which was written by an author who lived in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz

Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Police officer Susan Marlon is first on the scent of a car accident. The body of a child is found buried at the scene of the accident and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Comes Knocking by Graham Bartlett

Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton by Graham Bartlett My rating: 4 of 5 stars The author draws upon his personal experiences during his thirty-year career that took him police cadet to Divisional Commander of the Brighton and Hove … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfect Murder by Peter James

The Perfect Murder by Peter James My rating: 4 of 5 stars A married couple, Victor and Joan, have grown apart over the years. They have become bored with each other and have sought, and found, extra-marital stimuli. Each plans … Continue reading

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Book review: Stench of Death by Colin Ward

Stench of Death – a Short Story by Colin Ward My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this story, especially for the mix of characters and their funny little quirks. Early on, a sex worker disappears and one … Continue reading

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Book Review: April Fool by Joy Wood

April Fool by Joy Wood My rating: 5 of 5 stars April Masters is a tough, devious detective. She needs to be. Her brief is to trap an art dealer who is suspected of being behind the theft and eventual … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Failsafe Query by Michael Jenkins

The Failsafe Query by Michael Jenkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this story. The political and international background is authentic. The characters are interesting and I particularly liked Natasha. The book could have done with a … Continue reading

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