C. Langsford

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (11 of 14)
Location: Plymouth, Devon


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,664,489 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 14
The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Utter, utter pants. I struggled through this, which did have some mildly scary moments - the only reason it earns one star is because I heard clicking dolls feet after I read that scene, and also because I couldn't give minus stars.
I hoped the advertised 'twist' would make everything more clear - boy, was I wrong. it actually made the whole thing worse because I didn't understand AT ALL what the writer was trying to make us think. Surely a twist is supposed to turn everything you thought you knoew on its head - well this one just kind of confirmed all the build up. So not actually a twist at all. Just a really, really bad ending.
The Judgement Book (The TV Detective Series) by Simon Hall
The newest title in the series of the TV Detective does not disappoint - the spiky humour that we have come to expect, mixed with the darkest thoughts of the 'bad guys' keeps the pages turning long into the night. If you haven't read a Simon Hall book yet, then I would urge you to start at the beginning of the series as you will love the characters and understand the little in-jokes that pop-up from time to time. The cryptic clues that have come to be a signiture of the series are present as is the wonderful location of Plymouth and the West Country (with one or two touches of poetic license!) and the storyline moves at a crackling pace with a few very tough decisions along the way. There's… Read more
Evil Valley (The TV Detective Series) by Simon Hall
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and deadly, 27 Jan 2009
This is a much darker offering than Simon Hall's first two novels, still with small smatterings of humour, but ultimately depressingly realistic. It's not all sunshine and holidays in the West Country, you know! I really feel as if I know the characters personally now, and eagerly await the nest in the series.

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