Donald Barber

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Uniform Justice by Donna Leon
Uniform Justice by Donna Leon
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I've read all of Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti's cases and, as with all the previous ones, "Uniform Justice" is almost impossible to put down until you finish it.
What Donna Leon does with Venice, her police protagonist, and her plot is sheer fantastic. She is my favorite police procedural writer (PD James and Ruth Rendell and Martha Grimes come close, however!).
A young cadet at an exclusive military academy in Venice is found hanged and immediately the school closes ranks around the incident. Initially, it is ruled a suicide but, of course, Brunetti knows better and as the pages turn the reader knows that this is another homicide and only Brunetti is likely to get to… Read more
The Riddle of the Third Mile (Pan Crime) (Inspecto&hellip by Colin Dexter
27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
It's certainly a crime of the most perplexing sort--so perplexing (and convoluted) that it
would take an Inspector Morse to separate the "facts" from "fiction"! In Colin Dexter's
Morse novel, one of a long series, the erswhile policeman finds himself "drowning" in a sea of clues,
lies, innuendos, red herrings.
A dismembered body is fished out of the Oxford Canal--only the torso remains and
Morse and Sergeant Lewis are up to the challenge. As if often the case, Oxford
University is involved. A don has disappeared, leaving about a plethora of clues. It's the
long and winding road down the halls of academe for the Thames Valley police and the
trail… Read more
Murder On The Trans-Siberian Express by Stuart M. Kaminsky
Murder On The Trans-Siberian Express by Stuart M. Kaminsky
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Stuart Kaminsky's Inspector Rostnikov series is firmly
settled in my list of favorite--and best--police procedural
Along with Donna Leon, Ruth Rendell, Martha Grimes, and P.D.
James, readers, who prefer this genre, cannot go wrong.
In his latest thriller, Kaminsky's intrepid inspector finds himself almost on a wild-Russian-goose chase, clear across the
Siberian tundra! In "Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express," the author winsomely blends his usual reader-intrigue with a trip into history to provide the reader with a salient, viable parallel of Rostnikov's pursuit.
As his readers of this series have come to expect, Kaminsky is not… Read more