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Cherringham - Mystery at the Manor: A Cosy Crime Series
Cherringham - Mystery at the Manor: A Cosy Crime Series
Price: £1.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Satisfying Whodunnit - I love this series!, 1 Mar. 2015
I love this cosy mystery crime series.

This is the second in the series. In the first one we're introduced to the unlikely partnership of retired NYPD homicide detective Jack and Sarah who's just returned back to her hometown of Cherringham following her divorce.

Here, they're investigating the suspicious death of an elderly man in his run-down manor who had a 'forbidden room' in the attic where he was found following a mysterious fire.

All his children thought they would inherit and they all had motives, but was he murdered or was it an accident?

Jack and Sarah are very adept, between them, in coaxing information out of people and I enjoyed the interaction between them.

I enjoyed the structure of the plot, the authors really pack so much into such a short story, the characters are individually developed, and there were some unexpected surprises, which all made for a very satisfying whodunnit.

I'm already looking forward to the next in the series "Cherringham - Murder by Moonlight: A Cosy Crime Series"


AZATOM STORM Powerful Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker - Black
AZATOM STORM Powerful Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker - Black
Offered by 4 COOL TECHNOLOGY
Price: £89.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A STORM, 28 Feb. 2015
This speaker lives up to its name.
It really does kick up a storm.
It delivers beautiful sound. It can be played really loud ( if desired ). It can also be played quite low.
There is no loss of clarity either way.

This speaker is really good value for money.


Winter Siege
Winter Siege
by Ariana Franklin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings a Brutal Time in England's History to Life with Tales of Treachery, Murder but also Courage and Love, 28 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Winter Siege (Paperback)
I read Ariana Franklin's first book in the Mistress of the Art of Death series and loved it. Sadly, Ariana passed away before she could finish Winter Siege but her daughter, Samantha Norman, decided to try and finish what her mother started, hence this novel!

I think she's done a fantastic job in telling the story of an England torn apart by Matilda and Stephen and of how ordinary people were caught up in their conflict.

The ordinary people in this story were Gwil, the mercenary, seeking redemption from God for the terrible deeds he has carried out in his past, by helping the young girl who he names Penda, as she can't remember her own name due to her horrific ordeal, an ordeal which, thankfully, she can't recall, she just knows that something terrible happened to her.

We also meet sixteen year old Maud of Kenniford Castle, forced to marry a much older man, a marriage of convenience to stop Matilda passing through the castle and lands of Maud, a land she had ruled since her father's death when she was eleven. But powerful men's allegiances changed as easily as the weather in those days.

Their lives will intertwine ....

I cared about all the characters, Gwil was a good man, Penda was full of revenge and, to her and Gwil's surprise found that she was an excellent archer, and Maud, who had a shrewd mind and was sharp and intelligent.

I thought the storyline was really compelling, it really brings the era of twelfth century England to life, it was lovely to see how Penda's confidence grew throughout the novel, this is a tale of treachery, murderous atrocities, but also a story of courage and love during a terrible time in England's history.


Igenix Double Hotplate, 2250 Watt, White
Igenix Double Hotplate, 2250 Watt, White
Price: £34.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Igenix Double Hotplate, 28 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a useful product to have.

Any campers or caravanners will be familiar with a product such as this.

There is no stylizing here.
This is a good down to earth basic electric hotplate.
Very practical.

One slight problem is the length of cord. This could be a bit longer please!!!! But this does not detract from the usefulness of this product.

This is a good standby for those busy times where all four hobs are in use and you need extra.


VAX Air Revolve, 800 W
VAX Air Revolve, 800 W
Offered by Lux Outlet
Price: £219.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic " Hoover ", 27 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
So, this is the Vax Air Revolve.

What it is, is a mighty impressive innovative " hoover ".
The design is quite unique and yes it does take a little getting used to. About 10 minutes!!!!!

Out of the box, assembly is a piece of cake.
It comes with a miriad of attachments, which covers all bases, including the powered floorhead.

I set off around the house with the unit literally in tow, brilliant.

On the vinyl floors I used the attachment which is described in the very handy users guide for this use.
Wonderful. It worked a treat, and was so light and easy.

On the stairs, I used the attachment which is described as for using on upholstery.
Again this was so easy and light to use. The unit " came " up the stairs with me no bother, and did a marvelous job, such is the suction.
I think this end attachment will be my number one to use.

The powered floorhead, whilst adding a controlled used is a little too heavy.
On fitted carpets this attachment would be extremely useful to use as the suction can be controlled on the telescopic arm.

A very useful feature on this appliance, is that on the telescopic arm that you hold there is an on/off button. I found this extremely useful as you are not up and down to the unit itself to switch on/off.

It has a really long lead that pulls out, and when you have finished your cleaning,a button is used to wind it in automatically.

The unit is very easy to empty. The muck collects into a dirt collector which is a good size and a release button is deployed to take the collector out of the unit to be emptied in a bin.Easy!!!!!

The unit is a lime green colour and so is the electrical lead. It stands out so less likely to trip over I guess.

Overall this unit is compact with a very innovative design.
It is light and easy to use.
It is not the cheapest " hoover " out there, but it certainly could be the best. Only time will tell.
The previous Vax branded products I have owned have stood the test of time. I hope this model does.

Recommended to anyone who wants quality and can afford spending a bit more.


Rolson 62852 2 in 1 Tradesman Knife
Rolson 62852 2 in 1 Tradesman Knife
Offered by UKDeals Direct Ltd
Price: £5.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Knife, 23 Feb. 2015
I have been using this knife for some time now.
The quality is superb.
It is very easy to use and sharp as anything.It has a nice ergonomic feel to it.
It comes with 5 spare blades. The blades can be changed very easily.
This would be useful for any professional or DIYer

A bargain for £4


Galt Giant Floor Puzzle Jungle
Galt Giant Floor Puzzle Jungle
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Vibrant Giant Jigsaw, 23 Feb. 2015
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
What a lovely floor puzzle this is.

We bought it for a birthday present for a four year old boy ( who has a six year old sister !!! )

They were absolutely thrilled to bits with it. The best recommendation you could get.
The colours are bold and vibrant making the animals fun.
The pieces are easy wipe so no bother about spills etc.

We may buy the other sets for some other kids as we are so pleased with this.

My recommendation.....Buy it.


Clarks King Tweed Slippers - Brown Fabric
Clarks King Tweed Slippers - Brown Fabric
Price: £16.99 - £17.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable fit., 23 Feb. 2015
These slippers were a gift for my husband for Christmas.

They are very comfortable for him wearing them around the house.
I bought his size and at first they were far too tight. But he has persevered with them and now they are a lovely fit for him.

They look good also, and I think they will be long lasting.


Bose ® Computer MusicMonitor ® Speakers - Metal/Silver
Bose ® Computer MusicMonitor ® Speakers - Metal/Silver
Price: £249.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sound, 23 Feb. 2015
As befitting this brand, these speakers are everything and then some.

They look so stylish. They are well manufactured. Small but very well designed.

But the sound is something else.
They deliver deep rich tones with a really hearty bass.
There is no distortion at all with these speakers.

They will enhance any room or any music system.
They are not the cheapest on the market. But in my opinion, they are the best.

Recommended


Set of 2 Salt & Pepper Mills Black 20cm
Set of 2 Salt & Pepper Mills Black 20cm
Offered by ProCook
Price: £36.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 23 Feb. 2015
These are very good.
I received them as a present from a friend.
She knew I needed a salt and pepper set.

They are easy to use and easy to fill.
They also look good on the table.

Recommended


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