Jane Baker

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,770
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (751 of 954)
Location: Somerset


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,770 - Total Helpful Votes: 751 of 954
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 14 Sep 2014
I'm glad I gave it a try as I was curious after all the reviews. I have to admit to not finishing it. The storyline seemed good and the prologue and accompanying quotes weighty but I found the debut appearance of Cormoran Strike silly and the first chapters light and fluffy. The vocabulary and expression I agree are excellent but drawn out. I could not face 550 pages of it. It certainly did not grip me.
The Sainsbury book of Casseroles by Norma MacMillan
Perfect little book for the amatuer cook. I had a copy of this for many years and my husband had used it to produce what had become a favourite chilli pork casserole. I inadvertently gave it away to a local charity shop and it took me a while to track down a replacement. Peace is once again restored to man in the kitchen.
Lessons in Logic (DCI Roper series) by Janie Bolitho
Once I had acclimatised myself to the fact that the location for this novel was not Jane Bolitho's beloved Cornwall as had been all previous books of hers I had read I soon became caught up in the story of women being plagued by nuisance calls and living in fear after one had been murdered. DC Roper is a quiet character compared to many crime fiction detectives and his wife understanding of his working hours. He's quite staid and the story moves slowly. Nevertheless it was a good comfort read and typical of a gentle whodunit.

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