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Helpful votes received on reviews: 53% (9 of 17)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 508,504 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 17
Sedition by Katharine Grant
Sedition by Katharine Grant
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A very entertaining read, highly original and fantastic descriptions giving depth and atmosphere. However, once the climax (no spoilers) is reached, the repercussions and threads are quickly tied up in the last 10 pages (of 290) and not altogether convincing, giving the impression the writer had run out of steam and just wanted to finish the story and get on with her life.

Also, there is a plot device towards the end, giving accounts of a significant plot incident from the perspective of the two characters involved, which is only used once. Undoubtedly works, but I was left wondering why it was only used once ?

Overall, I'm left with the impression, that this is one or… Read more
[(The Mangle Street Murders)] [Author: M. R. C. Ka&hellip by M. R. C. Kasasian
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling Debut, 28 Nov 2013
Set in late nineteenth century London, this is a very entertaining whodunnit, introducing two main characters who, I hope, are destined to entertain us for a long time to come. Original and fresh, and very funny. One of my favourite books of the year, and I look forward to the next in the series. 9/10
Covenant with Death by J Harris
Covenant with Death by J Harris
I bought this out-of-print book on a friend's recommendation, to whom I owe a great deal of gratitude. The story is mesmerising, quickly captivating this reader to read on and on, and the end, when it comes, is naturally abrupt, leaving the reader naturally wanting more.

Clearly based on research and talking and listening to those who were actually there, this is an excellent novel covering one of the most pivotal war 'events' ever.

I've had the misfortune of buying (and reading) so many bestselling books (which have turned out to be quite mediocre) recently, it was a real joy to discover this book. I echo other reviewers' sentiments that this is so deserving of a… Read more