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Serious Crimes: Policing Post-Apocalyptic Britain (Strike a Match Book 1) by [Tayell, Frank]
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Serious Crimes: Policing Post-Apocalyptic Britain (Strike a Match Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in Strike a Match (2 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1680 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519157576
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017NZIO52
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,228 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Set in a pleasantly optimistic post apocalyptic future England it's not a bad detective novel at all. I enjoyed it very much. I'm not a regular reader of the crime genre, I wouldn't spot a clue if it had been printed in bold italics, but the plot and narrative kept me reading to the conclusion without boredom. I did have a couple of "yelling at the TV" moments which some might not enjoy. The obligatory plot twists are present and correct, and not badly handled. Overall, I enjoyed the book.
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A damn good read, typical of this author with twists & about turns you don't expect. Well worth reading. Excellent
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I gave up on this book as it just did not interest or excite me in any way which was disappointment as I have loved his other work.
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Nice concept but I couldn't get into it, poor characterization, didn't care about any of them.
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Frank Tayell is a bullseye when it comes to characterisation and unmacho, nonstereotypical characters. Another winner.
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I'm usually not the sort to be into crime novels however, with the post-apocalypic feel the book gives out this is definetly one worth reading, characters kept me engaged with few exceptions i.e. Isaac but I feel like he will become less of a mystery in the next book.
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Short, sharp with fast action. Another one of Frank Tayells books I could not put down. Well written with wonderful characters set in southern England after a nuclear war between articifial intelligences. Description of the roads, buildings and landscape add to create a realistic setting.
The synopsis of the book on Frank Tayells website is accurate and if you would like to know more before you buy I suggest you read that.
One thing I have found with Tayell's books is that he always leaves questions unanswered and plots hanging. Therefore I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
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Ruth is 17 and the youngest cadet to join the newly formed Serious Crimes unit. Society is just about piecing itself together after 'The Blackout', but with increased prosperity comes increased opportunities for crime.
This is a book for young adults and it's not bad. Ruth is a well drawn character: a mixture of self doubt and unexpected bravery. The descriptions of the survivors and how they cope and rebuild, are well thought through, creating a detailed and believable picture of a society attempting to recover from calamity.
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