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Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
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The story with its plots and intrigues is still good in this book two of a trilogy but the central character seems to revel in his victim status. I found this book tedious and depressing but give it a three star rating as testimony to the story that ...more
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All That Is Buried by Robert Scragg
All That Is Buried
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All that is Buried By Robert Scragg

Good story and great characters. Read in two big bites, it held me captive. I will read more in this series if they appear.

One point of criticism: nomenclature. Characters called by sometimes by their first name,
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The Whisper Man by Alex North
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I generally resist books that have achieved a level of hype- if only to avoid disappointment. This book reinforced that decision....

I’m sure that if I stumbled across this story knowing nothing, I would have given it 5 stars but I DID resist 3 (my
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A Lesson In Dying by Ann Cleeves
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Thoroughly enjoyable! A solid tale built around excellent characters. Not a serial killer or any truly gruesome deaths just your everyday story of murder.
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All That Is Buried by Robert Scragg
All That Is Buried
by Robert Scragg (Goodreads Author)
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All that is Buried By Robert Scragg

Good story and great characters. Read in two big bites, it held me captive. I will read more in this series if they appear.

One point of criticism: nomenclature. Characters called by sometimes by their first name,
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Twelve Days by Paul Williams
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Sadly, as one gets older, you spot the classics over and over again. I have read many different versions of Agatha’s ‘And then there was none’ as well as movies, this being the latest and also the most gruesome.

The book is well written (if a bit too
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Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
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Wow! Thoroughly enjoyable story of mystery, murder and skulduggery in a fantasy kingdom. The characters are well developed and easy to love - or hate. There is an artistry to the language that brings the lands to life and villains as dark as one ...more
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Murder Untimely by Anita Waller
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Murder untimely by Anita Waller
I think this is what is called ‘cosy Crime’ which is not really my thing: nice heroines; everything works out well; everyone gets on and finally, the Police use them for ‘supervision.’ Totally unrealistic fantasy, of
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Death Master by Anna-Marie Morgan
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I’m sure I’ve read this book before or seen a TV programme very similar..... The basic story is good but ultimately the villain insufficiently developed for it to be a surprise or even matter. Others have referred to poor editing and some years after ...more
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The Penmaker's Wife by Steve  Robinson
The Penmaker's Wife
by Steve Robinson (Goodreads Author)
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A story of life and times in Victorian England told in such a way as to bring the squalor and poverty to life. The differences between the poor and the experience of life for the middle and upper class acts as the backdrop to the content.

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