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Chickenfeed: A Quick Read (Quick Reads)
Chickenfeed: A Quick Read (Quick Reads)
by Minette Walters
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 1 May 2012
Based on a real life murder. As told by Colin Evans in The Father of Forensics: How Sir Bernard Spilsbury Invented Modern CSI, the story is gripping. As told by Minette Walters - it is tedious beyond belief. The real facts are so much more enthralling than this ghastly bowl of chickenfeed.


Listerdale Mystery, The
Listerdale Mystery, The
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and diverting, 10 Dec. 2011
A more than usual light-hearted blend of thrills and spills from the Queen of Crime written to appease the 1920s magazine market. Several have been filmed, including Philomel Cottage - which was first adapted as a play by Frank Vosper, retitled Love from a Stranger, and later filmed with Joan Hickson and Basil Rathbone. Swan Song is an enjoyable operatic tale of revenge. A reoccuring theme throughout several of the stories is a penniless couple forced to employ their wits to enjoy themselves when their finances don't stretch far enough - rather like the early days of Agatha and her first husband Archie. Enjoy!

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The Second Gong: A Hercule Poirot Short Story
The Second Gong: A Hercule Poirot Short Story
Price: £0.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Before Dinner, 23 Nov. 2011
The plot makes perfect sense, the story zips along at a splendid pace, the solution satisfies completely and Agatha Christie reigns supreme and, in so doing, puts a lot of other writers to shame.


Picnic At Hanging Rock
Picnic At Hanging Rock
by Joan Lindsay
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderfully Evocative Tale, 6 Oct. 2007
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"An elegantly written novel that deserves the status of a classic...the film is lyrical and beautiful, but don't think that simply because you've seen the film you will be wasting your time reading the book. The book is rich in detail and provides greater depth to the story. The producers of the film were blessed with such wonderful source material - and it's obvious they took considerable advantage of this. Joan Lindsay's writing is as beautiful and enigmatic as her heroine Miranda. A truly sublime reading experience. Rarely have a book and film complimented each other so well."


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