Credit Man

"Credit Man"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,439
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (142 of 155)
Location: South of England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,439 - Total Helpful Votes: 142 of 155
The First R. Austin Freeman Megapack: 27 Mystery T&hellip by R. Austin Freeman
I have read the first, long, story of the Red Thumb. The story has some resonance with Sherlock Holmes: Thorndyke as Holmes and Jervis as his Watson. The forensic detail and argument is first class, and would not be out of place in a modern detective story. The reader admires the character of Thorndkye: his skill in ordering his arguments, his reassurance of the client, and the warmth of his personality. The story holds the attention.

My one dislike is the side plot of Jervis's relationship with a young woman. It is an excess of Victorian 'mush'. You want to slap Jervis and say "Pull yourself together, you wimp." With luck this aspect will not appear in the subsequent… Read more
Cut To Black (Faraday and Winter Book 5) by Graham Hurley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having read almost all the other Faraday and Winter books, I have just finished Cut to Black. It is the best. As with the others, the plot and characters hold the attention; and Hurley is good at showing the grubby amorality of today's Britain. The decent Faraday is on the way down his spiral of despair, and the roguish corner cutting Winter achieves more in getting criminals off the streets than his orthodox colleagues.

What makes this book stand out is that the secondary characters are subtly dislikeable. Faraday's son J-J comes over as naive, irresponsible and lacking in all common sense, with the maturity of a 12 year old. Faraday's 'partner' Eadie is a highly competent… Read more
Simply Painting - Watercolour Paintbox [DVD] [2006&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Simply Painting
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the beginner, 30 Sep 2013
The big advantage of this is that you can see how the artist does something; while he tells you what he is doing. For example he tells you what colours he is mixing, shows how to mix them, and says why he is then adding more blue or more water, etc.

Many books and videos said to be for beginners are not helpful because the artist does not explain the actions simply.

Frank Clarke can lean towards the stereotypical 'cod' Irishman, but I did not find it intrusive. I like his enthusiasm and simplicity.

A minor objection: some of the programme diverts to filming a town with voice commentary explaining the architecture and history. This is unnecessary and… Read more