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The Frequency Of Murder by [Hogarth, John]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 684 KB
  • Print Length: 279 pages
  • Publisher: John Hogarth (24 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071LJVYC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This could have been a reasonable example of the serial revenge slasher genre, but the characters were formulaic and one dimensional, there were unresolved plot lines and what seemed to be obvious factual errors. In fact, I wonder whether the author is not British, despite the plot being set in and around Torquay. There are various references to DCI Cowell and his colleagues putting on their uniform. It is unusual for the detective division to wear uniform routinely. Similarly, would Cowell really have reached the rank of DCI by his mid 20s? His superintendent was described as someone he had been at police college with, so either he was a stratospheric high flyer, or we were meant to work out he had been Cowell's tutor. While some authors get bogged down in forensic or procedural detail, this author seemed to skip over any areas that could have been researched - except perhaps details of computer games. The author says that he is keen for feedback. I would suggest he does his research, so that his facts are correct and errors don't distract from the plot; that he follows through on plot lines if he is going to bother developing them - we never did find out really why McGregor's attitude to Cowell changed or why she had been crying; and that he makes us care about the characters enough to worry whether they live or die. On the other hand, at less than £2 it was probably value for money.
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As this is the first novel , from John Hogarth . I must say its a great read from first to last page , hard to put down ,a page turner that draws you in till the very end. If JAMES PATTERSON'S name was on the cover like many , it would sell hundreds of thousands of copys .Keep up the good work, looking out for you next book .H-D
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Couldnt put this book down, so spent a happy day out in the garden reading. It did not disappoint, it was fast paced and gripping. I look forward to the next novel, hopefully giving us more background on Richard Cowell.
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Jun. 2015
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I enjoyed the last third of this book much more than the first two thirds as the action ramped up and it became a tenser read. Initially I struggled to get through this book and considered giving up more than once as it is very slow with most of it taken up by DCI Rich Cowell's home and love life rather than detection - it seemed as if the crime was incidental - and he is not a very attractive personality being self absorbed and mysoginistic. As the book is mostly told in the first person these traits are more apparent that they would be in a more traditional 3rd person narrative.
I think the plot is good - the hunt for a disturbed serial killer - but I don't feel the execution matches. Firstly, there are editing issues - spellcheck does not replace a human and there are wrong words in the text (my particular pet hate - phase instead of faze being one), secondly, the clutter of unimportant detail detracts from the plot and dilutes the tension you should feel and thirdly the killer is not well portrayed - he is straight from serial killer 101 and barely credible - being too young to be so organised but almost all the characters are too young for their accomplishments as another reviewer has said.
There is nothing in this novel that a professional edit could not fix and turn into a very good read but as it is it's just ok.
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THE FREQUENCY OF MURDER is a refreshingly different murder mystery set in the little-known world of a local radio station. What's more, it's set in South Devon - my favourite holiday area. So what's not to like? The hero is flawed and not flawless, and is totally believable. And the action carries the reader forward at a rate of knots. I found it very hard to put down. I haven't heard of this writer before. Is it a first novel? If it is, it's a winning debut. Roll on his second!
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Wonderful read, thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent first book, full of intrigue as the story unfolds and the clues surface whilest painting a brilliant picture of the Torbay area. I was hooked and now counting the days to "Out of Chaos"
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I was always taught that if you haven't got something good to say, don't say anything at all. But...
A) I'm breaking that rule here by saying this book is truly awful. Appalling dialogue and dreadful characterisation just left me in despair at the time I'd wasted ploughing on before giving up.
B) I wish the author would abide by my original adage. He really doesn't have anything good to say/write.

My only reason for bothering to write any review at all is my annoyance at the friends' 5star ratings below- they only serve to con potential readers. Poor show folks!
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This book was recommended to me and I am so glad that I took their comments on board. For me this was a really enjoyable novel; not the best but well worth a read, hence my 4* rating. The plot was good and believable and the storyline never strayed. I wasn't disappointed. Since reading this book myself my husband, who is not an avid reader, got through it in three sittings and, like me, enjoyed it very much. Now waiting for a second book from John Hogarth. Hope we don't have to wait too long.
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