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The Nothing Job by Nick Oldham
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Dec 31, 2010

liked it

Why I read It
I picked it off the shelf because the author’s name sounded British. The blurb on the front cover said this book belongs with any fan of British police procedurals. So it was a mystery about a British police officer – all my favorites.

The Good
The writing had good flow and the mystery was okay.

The Bad
About three quarters into the book it seemed the author was all over the place with three separate plots. In the last bit he manages to bring everything together in a contrived way. It seems he had the several plots in mind and just couldn’t pick one. The other problem, and this is just me here, it is one of an ongoing series. I really need to read the earlier works to understand the characters.

The Ugly (my opinion)
As stories go, Meh. That said I do enjoy the British police procedurals and the writing was decent. I will definitely go back and read one or two of the earlier books before passing final judgment on the author.

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