Mr. Michael Stotter

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (54 of 67)
Location: Essex, England



Top Reviewer Ranking: 291,253 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 67
Beastly Things: (Brunetti) by Donna Leon
The setting is Venice, but not the Venice of serenades and moonlight and gondoliers. This Venice is dark and in the grip of corruption. A body strangely disfigured has been found floating in a canal, and it is the task of Commissario Brunetti to identify it and to discover how and why it ended up there.

Brunetti is an intelligent and somewhat intellectual officer who reads Greek literature for recreation, is adept at interviewing, and has an ability to recall useful facts. He has an intelligent and supportive wife, Paola, a competent sergeant, Vianello, the formidable Signorina Elettra the computer wizard,and superior officers who can be obtuse and awkward, a lively and… Read more
The Damage (David Blake 2) by Howard Linskey
The Damage (David Blake 2) by Howard Linskey
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just superb!, 2 May 2012
It always helps to have a bent copper in your pocket, but one bent copper is never enough as David Blake finds as he tries to run his north-eastern empire of crime while anonymous enemies are out to kill him and cut in on his turf. Blake has already made himself number one in Newcastle and then relocated to a distant headquarters in Thailand for his health's sake, but as other super-villains have found recently you need to jet in sometimes to take control personally.

Blake has a brother and a couple of trusted right-hand men. They may not be enough: he also has lost his main heroin supplier and needs to find another source, while the feral underclass who deal and use his scag are… Read more
The Beautiful Sound of Silence: A DI Christy Kenne&hellip by Paul Charles
4.0 out of 5 stars Silence is golden, 20 Feb 2012
Charles is up there with this Morse-style police procedural series. With its touch of traditional British writing; the dynamics between the police (Kennedy) and journalist (Ann Rea)gives the reader plenty of satisfaction.