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Sole Intention (Intention series #1)
Sole Intention (Intention series #1)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 16 May 2014
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Pedestrian writing, obvious guilty party, very little atmosphere, secondary domestic plot without conclusion. The proposition that so many girls could disappear in very similar circumstances without invoking police interest is (or certainly should be) extremely implausible. The male partner of the missing persons agency would have been fired long ago, if his contribution to the company was as modest as is apparent in this book. I persevered in reading this book out of masochism, wondering whether it might achieve an interesting twist at the end. It didn't. I suspect the theme of this book -- violence to women -- was the main reason it was written.


The Ghost Hunters
The Ghost Hunters
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Promised more than it delivered, 24 Nov. 2013
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The plot developed very slowly and constantly promised more intrigue and mystery than it delivered. There were significant deviations that neither added character or suspense, but memrely bulk. I read it all because I had bought it and hadn't any promising alternative.


The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey series Book 11)
The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey series Book 11)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written, but dated, somewhat contrived., 25 Oct. 2013
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I chose to try a Dorothy Sayers because she is often claimed to be one of the best mid 20th century whodunnit writers. The quality of prose might indeed merit this status, but otherwise I was disappointed.

Much of the plot revolved around bellringing and bellringers, and there are quite long passages completely devoted to descriptions. Were I remotely interested in bell-ringing, they might be interesting, but for the purposes of a whodunnit they seemed (to me) to be almost completely spurious -- except for an arcane coded message and the fairly obvious hint that the perils of bellringing would somehow feature in the denoument.

Bunter is one of several anachronisms (the other being the general acceptance of a class system that includes gentlemen peers, country vicars and the deference of the remaining population) that jars enough to detract from the book's other merits . On the evidence of this one book, Dorothy L Sayers doesn't transpose into the 21st century as well as Agatha Christie. I shan't read any more.


The Secret Keeper
The Secret Keeper
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice twists, 10 Sept. 2013
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A slow, but steady read; it maintains tension till the end. A good final twist. I might buy another Kate Morton.


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