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The Talented Miss Highsmith by Joan Schenkar
"This is maybe the worst biography I ever read. First of all, the woman can't write. Clunky, repetitive and inapt. Words like quondam and intermitted (as a verb) or the phrase avant la lettre which draw attention to themselves because of their oddn..." Read more of this review »
Curtis and 12 other people liked Jamie Bernthal's review of The House of Silk:
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
"First off: Arthur Conan Doyle would never have written this novel. Book length, paragraph structure, and an emphasis on over-explained historical detail mark this out as pastiche, however reverent. But that in itself doesn't matter: Arthur Conan D..." Read more of this review »
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The Crime of Laura Sarelle by Joseph Shearing
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Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
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People stranded in a country house cut off from the outside world by snow, with murderous events afoot: It's a classic and beloved Golden Age murder mystery scenario and it's one Jefferson Farjeon used in his 1937 thriller Mystery in White. To top it ...more
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The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
The Monogram Murders
by Sophie Hannah (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Hugely disappointing: Poirot behaving oddly (for Poirot), a ridiculous new "Watson" for Poirot in Edward Catchpool, and a lumbering, absurdly contrived mystery. For more detail, see my long review at my blog, The Passing Tramp:

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
"Disappointing :( I so wanted this book to whisk me back to Poirot heaven! Wasn't to be! The first chapter which was released earlier than the book seemed promising enough and yet the book let me down. I must admit at the outset though that I ADORE..." Read more of this review »
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
"Oh dear - my second review of a book I've given up on. And if you give up on a murder mystery, that really says something about the author's failure to make that mystery compelling.

I'm not going to go into great detail, because I struggled through..." Read more of this review »
" Hi Lisa, it's called Golden Age Detection, but it's a closed group (263 members so far), so a Facebook friend has to invite you. It's run by Jeffrey M ...more"
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