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review 2014-06-16 20:03
A Shilling for Candles - Robert Barnard,Josephine Tey

"If you look and act like a million dollars they’ll lick your boots. But you let them suspect that you don’t think much of yourself and they’re on you like ants on a dying wasp."

 

I read "A Shilling for candles" because it is the book of the Month at the English Mysteries Club (Goodreads Group) and I enjoyed it.

I didn't know this author or her mystery novels with the Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant. She is not famous in my country and I didn't find her books in libraries or bookstores around here. I only read it because I found this site: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/t/tey/josephine/

I don't know why I didn't like the main character, the inspector Alan Grant, but the seconds that keep my interest like the lovely Erica Burgoyne.

 

There is a classic black and white movie The Girl Was Young (1937) directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the this novel. I love Hitchcock movies but not this one.

 

Next, I'll try The Daughter of Time and Brat Farrar.

 

See you soon ;)

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review 2014-06-04 14:46
Disturbing sad story
Human Remains - Elizabeth Haynes

This book was a gift from a friend, an e-book.

I didn't know the author or the storyline.

And I'm not a fan of digital reading, but I decided to give it a try.

And the result? I really don't like reading e-books but Elizabeth Haynes has been a wonderful discovery for me!

It's a great surprise! It's a book with a very interesting story. It focuses on an unusual serial killer and in a very sad and disturbing story about feelings of hopelessness and solitude.

At first I found the narrative a little odd because there are many character's voices telling their stories. Then, in the end, it was a very effective way to tell a story because it kept me hooked and I couldn't put it down until I finished it.

If you enjoy crime novels, it's a good one for you!

 

 

P.S.: Again, English is my second language, ok? ;-)

 

 

 

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review 2014-06-04 13:38
The Bridge
Girl Missing (Previously Published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered) - Tess Gerritsen

 

I knew when I bought this book that isn't a Rizzoli and Isles novel. I've already read all Rizzoli's books. I bought it 'cause it's a Gerritsen and I'm a huge fan.

Did I like it? No. But it isn't bad. Like the author said in the beginning of the book, it's the bridge between the work she wrote before (romances) and the work she wrote after (mysteries).

Basically, I just don't feel like these characters (Kat Novak and Adam Quantrell), it isn't strong enough.

 

Unfortunately, it's a plain novel that lacks the suspense and all mystery that she wrote so well in her later works.



Now, I'm just waiting for the new book Die Again (Rizzoli&Isles #11)

 

 

 

P.S.: I do apologise in advance if my poor English leads to any misunderstanding.

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