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text 2018-02-21 02:52
Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 233 pages.
The Sussex Downs Murder - John Bude

although it has never gotten continuously and outrageously shocking--in terms of unforeseen twists--the way that, say, Murder of a Lady did last year, around page 85 something really wild happened that has shaken up the whole book. and there have been a few more "minor" surprises, at least for me. the book, at this point, is really pointing the metaphorical finger at one suspect--damning developments piling up--but that situation has been happening all throughout the book, except the "it has to be him", or "it has to be her" finger has flicked all over place, until recently.

 

anyway, this is a Mystery that, to my mind, has gotten more interesting with each chapter. I have my eye on someone, but for the life of me I don't know why except that the pointy finger of the author never seems to go that way. motive is a problem for me, though...

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text 2018-02-21 00:42
Reading progress update: I've read 78 out of 233 pages.
The Sussex Downs Murder - John Bude

I'm definitely going to get back to this book tonight; I doubt I can finish it before dreamland, but if not, tomorrow morning would be the more realistic time-frame.

 

this book is very much like one of Freeman Wills Crofts' Inspector French Mysteries, which I kind of wish wasn't so true, because I love to hit new authors who don't remind me of other authors. with that in mind, I am now quite intrigued with the aspects of this particular case, and if the author wants to match Crofts' skill at great finales, no complaints from me. I must say, I don't usually look at a map (when provided) near as often as I have been with this book; I don't want to get tricked on any driving times that may be relevant--alibis based on distance one could possibly travel, all that stuff.

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text 2018-02-20 14:52
Reading progress update: I've read 13 out of 233 pages.
The Sussex Downs Murder - John Bude

a sinister first chapter--John Rother's car and cap have been found, blood on both, but the man himself is unaccounted for. assaulted, taken hostage for some reason...or murder?  wait...the title says "Murder", doesn't it? just puttin' the clues together, at this point.

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review 2018-02-20 13:11
Review: "Winterkartoffelknödel: Ein Provinzkrimi" (Franz Eberhofer, #1) by Rita Falk
Winterkartoffelknödel: Ein Provinzkrimi - Rita Falk

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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text 2018-02-19 19:55
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 233 pages.
The Sussex Downs Murder - John Bude

did the "pre-Page-1" reading--that is, the Intro by Martin Edwards. thrilled to see Edwards compare this book, favorably, to what Freeman Wills Crofts does; I'm now a pretty big fan of that author, so let's see if I can read Bude, and not get rude.

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