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Not My Thing
Not My Thing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn, 9 Jan. 2014
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First started reading JHC books over 40 years ago and read all of them. He, like Lee Child, is (or was) English but has perfected the dialogue of contemporary America (the US). What he is especially good at is leaving you caught on the hook at the end of each chapter. Just as you want to put it down, go to sleep, go to work, you can't. You HAVE to read on. So I read the book very quickly.The plot involves a very wealthy man seeking to have his wife killed. He uses a snake like lothario as the go-between to have it arranged. It should be straight forward but, as the saying goes, there is no honour amongst thieves. And it is their greed, and innate duplicity that makes the plan unravel. Good, strong characterisation. Clever plotline and a denoument I didn't see coming. Want a good read that will grip and entertain you? Read this. It brought back my callow youth when I first 'found' JHC while working in the heat, smell and flies of Bahrein.


Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1)
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A stretch of the imagination too far, 9 Jan. 2014
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. If you want an easy read and don't want to challenge the probability of a story and events, this will satisfy your needs. If, however, you want to be realistic and can't accept a fantasy too far, then this book is not for you. Our 'hero' strays into a small town almost by accident and is immediately embroiled in a murder in which he is the number one suspect. And the deceased turns out to be his long lost brother. How likely is that?The town in which events unfold is just too good to be true. No one does much but there is a perfect infrastucture, clean, modern buildings and no signs of a recession or despair. Really? Would no one have missed this? The cenral premise concerns a serious crime syndicate which has found a novel (if highly unlikely) way of spreading untraceable counterfeit currency notes. The whole plot beggars belief and credibility has to be suspended. The characters are either good or bad and all rather obvious. Disappointed with this effort, which was the first in the JR series. I hope they get better.


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Red and Black EVA camera case with carabiner for Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR F660EXR XP150 XP100 F300EXR F500EXR F550EXR L55 AX350/AX360 F600EXR XF1
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More like a small bag for ladies, 27 Sept. 2013
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This is awful. Yes, my camera fits inside but flops around inside. Don't get this. Go to a camera shop and find one more suitable for the size of your camera. Have thrown it away.


The Dealer and the Dead
The Dealer and the Dead
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing and erratic, 27 Sept. 2013
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Read Seymour's previous books and found them enjoyable. Not this one though! It is far too long. Lots of 'padding' about the conflict in the former Yugoslavia that takes the story nowhere. There is no direction or sense about succeeding chapters. We have to work out who is speaking and in what context. Then there are sentences written in both First Person and Third Person. It is chaotic and lacks the cohesion and ease most readers want. The plot is dubious at best if not a little silly. The characters are predictable and stereotyped and lack credibility and empathy. There is a reasonable book here but it needs reducing and characters in whom we can believe and don't have silly names. Not recommended.


The Sex Club (A Detective Jackson Mystery Book 1)
The Sex Club (A Detective Jackson Mystery Book 1)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sex story without being salacious., 1 Mar. 2013
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Some well drawn and credible characters make this an enjoyable read. Detective Jackson is a good man, honest, decent and principled. He starts investigating an attack at a clnic which offers sex advice and counselling to men and women, including abortion advice and moves to the murder of a young girl who has sought help from the premises. There are two storylines that run together but are inexorably linked. Although it revolves around some worrying sexual activities of under aged girls, it is always clinical and matter-of-fact and never reduced to sensationalism or seediness and is so much better for this. The story evolves in short time and is a compulsive and enjoyable read. I shall definitely purchase more in this series and commend this book to those who like crime books which doesn't insult the reader but do seize the interest. Recommended.


Family
Family
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stretching credibility for the over 10's, 1 Mar. 2013
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So, our 'hero' finds himself in dire straights and reconnects with a non bloodline family from whom he has become long detached and lost contact. They live in a remote area but, oddly, welcome him back to the fold with barely a query. His 'aunt' and his 'cousins' are an odd bunch but seem open and giving. He is offered employment in the used car business on a high salary that is just too good to be true. And, of course, it is. It would be wrong to reveal too much about the nature of the business and its sinister overtones. The denoument was disappointing: very rushed as if the author had lost interest and wanted to end the book. An easy read when travelling or relaxing in a hotel but it won't stretch the mind and ultimately leaves a feeling of empty incredulity.


Spy Sinker (Samson Book 6)
Spy Sinker (Samson Book 6)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cocoa for Bernard?, 14 Feb. 2013
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Although this can be read as a single book it's part of a triple trilogy which all interlink. Am a big LD fan but this book never really gripped or enthralled me. The flawed 'hero' is put on too much when we are meant to understand he is not only indespensible but more knowledgeable and street-wise than any of his senior or junior contemporaries. This is partially set in Berlin in the 1980's but is so prosaic it could equally be Tunbridge Wells.


Leather Waist bag Bum Bag Travel pouch pack 5 zips
Leather Waist bag Bum Bag Travel pouch pack 5 zips
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will it survive my South American trip?, 14 Feb. 2013
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I was mostly worried about the waist size. Had to open out to its fullest and was still a tad too tight so am paying another £10 to have a leather piece fitted to ensure a more comfortable and safer fit. The zips are nothing to write home about but it will be better than nothing.


Spy in Chancery (A Craig spy thriller Book 2)
Spy in Chancery (A Craig spy thriller Book 2)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Written in an age of innocence, 7 Feb. 2013
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The book is set some 40 or more years ago and seems to have been written for readers in the days before Lady Chatterley's Lover was deemed not to be obscene. The dialogue is unrealistic and rather child like. They don't exactly say "bloomin heck" but come close to it. The plot, such as it is, was all rather laboured. None of the characters had credibility or believability. I was never 'gripped' and this is essential for any reader of books of this genre.


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