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Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace 9)
Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace 9)
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5.0 out of 5 stars detailed, enjoyable story, 27 July 2014
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Another great yarn from Brighton and the hard pressed city police. As always a well crafted and beatifully detailed story of careful police work. A wonderful set of diverse characters well drawn and playing their part in a cleverly researched story. As an important aside to the "crime" there is the ever developing personal story of the main characters which Peter James manages to weave seamlessly into the fabric of the main theme. A very enjoyable read.


Long Time No See (87th Precinct)
Long Time No See (87th Precinct)
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4.0 out of 5 stars American cops at their best, 27 July 2014
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A very typical example of the gendre but never the less a well writen and clever story line. All the characters are well drawn and fit so well into the time and place. Once you get used to the slang of the NYPD and the missuse of the English language in general you become immersed in their world. The pace of the story is such that you just want to keep turning the pages. Really good chewing gum!


Jack and Jones Men's Venice One Regular Fit Button Down Short Sleeve Casual Shirt, Blue (Mood Indigo), Large
Jack and Jones Men's Venice One Regular Fit Button Down Short Sleeve Casual Shirt, Blue (Mood Indigo), Large

4.0 out of 5 stars cool in more ways than one, 29 May 2014
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A well made stylish summer shirt with excellent fir great for casual or even semi formal occasions. Can be worn tucked in and still look good. Just perfect for those with just a bit of an outgoing personality.


True Colours (The 10th Spider Shepherd Thriller)
True Colours (The 10th Spider Shepherd Thriller)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fast and furious, 2 Aug 2013
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Spider is in the thick of it again and, of course, wins through. If you haven't read one of these stories with Spider as the main character it won't hurt to start here and I know you will want to read the others. The action is believable the detail convincing and as always a great read. Better than Bond and similar to Reacher, just enjoy.


The Stretch (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
The Stretch (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the bad guys win, 2 Aug 2013
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A great yarn about some nice (and some not so nice) people who make a living on the wrong side of the law. How well intentioned folk can get caught up through misguided loyalties. A lady who manages to find her way through to an acceptable conclusions. Leathers usual skilful mix of character, action and knowledge of his subject makes for a very readable book.


The Son
The Son
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Texan saga, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Son (Kindle Edition)
Well worth five stars. Very well written, strong characters in a very believable set of three interconnected stories which follow a family through three generations. To start with it is a bit confusing moving, chapter by chapter, from generation to generation. It soon settles down to make a good deal of sense. Each era is well described with the strongest story developing in the frontier times in Texas where a young white boy is captured by Indians and bought up in the tribe. The description of time, place and customs is very compelling. Excellent throughout.


Be Not Afraid (Parish & Richards 8)
Be Not Afraid (Parish & Richards 8)
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3.0 out of 5 stars unusual police tale, 4 Jun 2013
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The Parish and Richards stories are probably some of the most unlikely and quite shallow stories about serving police officers to have ever been written. Having said that they have a quirky charm which makes each book roll along harmlessly. I am sure that if you are a police officer these books would drive you nuts but for the average easy reader they pass an hour or two of harmless indulgence. This particular book introduced some new and very different colleagues into the police mix and involved some odd crimes. I have to say that I thought Ellis got himself into a tangle with his plots and parallel stories and then copped (no pun intended) out at the end just to bring the book to some sort of conclusion.


The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy
The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy
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4.0 out of 5 stars great trilogy, 4 Jun 2013
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Read all three books and in the correct order and although each one is a story in its own right the links between them, in order, are useful in the overall understanding of the individual books. The wonderful descriptions of the Western Isles, the sea and land scapes, the traditions of the people and the insight into their lives is worth the opening of the covers. The plot is well woven into historical fact and place, it kept me turning the pages. It also made me want to visit the places to see for myself, unlikely as it is 12000 miles away.


Prometheus [DVD] [2012]
Prometheus [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Noomi Rapace
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty dire, 4 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Prometheus [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Ever since 2001 hit the screen I have been a big fan of the future epic type of movie. This one which purports to be a prequel to Alien fails its right to be included in that excellent series of films. Basically it has all been done before and it would seem the authors and even the director were out of ideas. All the old clichés, close ups of giant landing gear kicking up dust, dark lonely places haunted by scary evil alien beings, ghastly deaths and unlikely, miracle escapes......nah.......rubbish


The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3)
The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Part of a great trilogy, 4 Jun 2013
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The main character is well drawn and the landscapes with their beauty and desolation described to perfection. The story line is complex enough to keep you involved to the end. Hopefully the trilogy will be extended.


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