H. Lacroix

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,892
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (1,229 of 1,751)
Location: France
In My Own Words:
I teach English and I love my job.
Some of my favourite books: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice,Adam Bede,A prayer for Owen Meany, Bleak House,What a carve up,the tree of hands, A certain justice,a word child, Les MisÚrables, les rois maudits...
I love Mozart, Puccini, Mahler, Abba, Pink Floyd, the Stranglers, the Editors, Simple Minds, Kate Bush...
Favourite doctor Who episode Blink, lots of favour… Read more

Interests
I love reading obviously, going to the pictures, listening to music, cooking, chatting with my friends and having them over for tea or lunch and obviously visiting the UK and Ireland as often as I can. Love Ireland, Scotland and have found paradise i… Read more
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,892 - Total Helpful Votes: 1229 of 1751
Say it with Poison (A Mitchell & Markby Mystery) by Ann Granger
3.0 out of 5 stars For the unfastidious..., 27 July 2014
Ann Granger's Mitchell and Markby series reads as if Barbara Cartland had decided to include sleuthing in her romances. They're unchallenging novels, They lack any kind of subtlety, There isnt much of a plot in the mystery itself, the writing is extraordinarily basic and Markby and Mitchell 's spats would be more understandable if they were teenagers. 'Say it with poison' is like soup out of a tin, it's edible but far from palatable.
A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess&hellip by Charles Todd
'A question of honour' is rather disappointing if by no means unpleasant to read. When compared to the other novels featuring Bess Crawford there is a lack of finesse in the telling which is indeed surprising from authors who gave us much better before. The story is clumsily told and there's no mystery at all since we understand right from the start what feelings resurfaced in Wade when he was told of the death of little Alice, a fellow officer's little girl. Bess and Simon's subsequent discoveries seem to come at random when visiting the English village where Wade's own little sister died. It's just not convincing and I wish discoveries had stemmed logically from clues strewn intelligently… Read more
The Return Of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
The Return Of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly excellent!, 25 July 2014
Nearly excellent! A slow start to the novel but nevertheless, once Bartram starts unravelling the story behind the demise of captain John Emmet the tale gets more and more gripping especially when we reach the passage concerning the execution of the young lieutenant. The author tells her tale with warmth and avoids cheap sentimentality, prefering sober descriptions which suit the subject matter rather well. She sometimes goes in for unnecessary mysteries (I'm referring here to Mary's birth, which in my opinion brought nothing interesting to the tale) but this book is definitely one of the best I've read in the last year. Warmly recommended!

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