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Damaskcat

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Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2012
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 33
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (6,546 of 6,825)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 33 - Total Helpful Votes: 6546 of 6825
A Hundred Thousand Dragons, (A Jack Haldean Myster&hellip by Dolores Gordon-Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Jack Haldean must confront something he regards as shameful which happened during World War I when two men from his past converge on his present life. An apparent car crash and a dead body bring both his friends from the police – Superintendent Ashley and Inspector Bill Rackham into the story. Hidden treasure and a trip to the Middle East not to speak of an excursion into the use of various codes including Playfair produce some scenes reminiscent of Dorothy L Sayers’ ‘Have His Carcase.’

I enjoyed this mystery story with its frightening denouement in the desert. I found the background of the early days of flying made interesting reading. It made me realise how relatively safe… Read more
As if by Magic (A Jack Haldean Mystery) by Dolores Gordon-Smith
As if by Magic (A Jack Haldean Mystery) by Dolores Gordon-Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As If by Magic, 1 April 2014
Jack Haldean is intrigued by one of his friend’s Bill Rackham’s cases as it involves someone Jack was in the RFC with during World War I. George Lassiter is convinced he saw a murder taking place when he broke into the kitchen and ate some sandwiches.

As George was suffering from flu and malaria at the time is was felt he could be imagining the murder – especially when there was no trace of the body. Jack offers George a place to stay and help with tracing a legacy due to him which seems to have been claimed by someone else.

By trying to help George, Jack finds himself in personal danger soon realises that human being are easily fooled by how things appear to be… Read more
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin) by Melissa Grant
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playing the Whore, 30 Mar 2014
This is an interesting look at the work of prostitutes, lap dancers, pole dancers and pornographic film actors. It looks at the situation primarily in America and includes comments from people in the industry and how they feel about the work.

I found it particularly fascinating in that it looks at the attitudes of the general public to the sex industry and asks why sex in marriage is acceptable but paying for sex and receiving payment for it suddenly makes it something shameful for the women who provide the service but not for those who use the service.

I found this an intriguing, thought provoking and down to earth book and I would recommend it to anyone who is… Read more

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