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A Detailed Man by David Swinson
A Detailed Man
by David Swinson (Goodreads Author)
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[This review first appeared on Blogcritics]

A Detailed Man is destined to be categorized as a “police procedural.” David Swinson is destined to be categorized as an ex-cop. He is that. He spent sixteen years detailed to robbery and homicide in the Was
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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
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A Night with No Stars by Sally Spedding
A Night with No Stars
by Sally Spedding
read in October, 2011
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Sally Spedding’s chiller-thriller, A Night with No Stars (2004) is set in the mountains of Mid-Wales. I know these mountains. I know the way the Welsh talk English in Rhayader, I know the language of the chapel and the attitudes of suspicion that abo ...more
Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
"I read this book in one day. It is so very moving. Beautifully written. The characters are fictional but the thought of what that whole generation of young men went through during the Great War is almost unbearable. I had to take myself off for a..." Read more of this review »
Antarctic Visions by Nina Carey Tassi
Antarctic Visions
by Nina Carey Tassi
read in September, 2011
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Antarctica Poems and Pictures: Visions and Voyages
Nina Carey Tassi, poet, joins photographer, Pat Roach, in this unique book of visions of Antarctica. The word “visions” in the title is an appropriate one since Nina Tassi makes it clear in her clear
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Double Forté by Aaron Paul Lazar
Double Forté: A Gus Legarde Mystery
by Aaron Paul Lazar (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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Back to an early Lazar. Very enjoyable. Review coming shortly
Tremolo by Aaron Paul Lazar
Tremolo: Cry of the Loon
by Aaron Paul Lazar (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2011
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Tremolo by Aaron Paul Lazar
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FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar
FireSong
by Aaron Paul Lazar (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2011
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Very enjoyable read. Now reading a couple more Lazars.
The Holy Thief by William   Ryan
The Holy Thief (Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev, #1)
by William Ryan (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Dorothy James by: CardiffRead book club
read in April, 2011
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It is a brave man and a daring writer who would set a detective novel in Soviet Russia in the year 1936, particularly if he is neither a Russian nor a bona fide scholar in Russian history. In his “Author’s Note,” William Ryan makes only the modest cl ...more
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