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review 2017-05-21 16:43
The Daughter of TIme
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey

Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant lies in the hospital with a broken leg and he is utterly bored. Since Grant has the ability to judge a character from a persons look, he takes a look at a photograph of Richard III, who is supposed to have killed his two nephews, the princes in the towers. He immediately becomes interested in the mystery of the past. Has Richard III. really commited the crime?

 

I didn´t know anything about this book when I started reading it and I have to admit, this novel took me by suprise. I have never read a book before, where someone is solving a mystery by doing extensive research in books. And it is not even boring. I felt utterly compelled by this book the whole way through.

 

I have to admit, though, that I would have enjoyed this novel more if I would have known more of the Plantagenets and their history. Which means I will revisit this book as soon as I have brushed up on my historical knowledge.

 

I´ve read this book for the historical mystery square and it was a perfect read for this square.

 

Page count: 206 pages

Money earned: $3.00

 

 

 

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review 2017-05-07 19:34
Poirot Investigates
Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie

It seems I´m not a big fan of Agatha Christie´s short stories, since they are utterly forgettable and at least two of them didn´t make sense and I couldn´t be bothered to read them again.

The reason I give this collection a three star rating in the end is the witty banter relationsship between Poirot and Hastings. The more I read about Christies character (whether it being these two or Miss Marple), the more I love them.

 

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text 2017-05-01 17:35
Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 265 pages.
Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie

"And what do you think of Dr Bernard, Hastings?" inquired Poirot, as we proceeded on our way to the Manor.

"Rather an old ass."

"Exactly. Your judgements of character are always profound, my friend."

I glanced at him uneasily, but he seemed perfectly serious. A twinkle, however, came into his eye, and he added slyly:

"That is to say, where there is no question of a beautiful woman!"

I looked at him coldly.

 

This made me chuckle.

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review 2017-04-27 20:54
The 13 Problems
The Thirteen Problems - Agatha Christie

The first Miss Marple short story collection, in which a group of people, Miss Marple among them, decides to tell stories of crimes and mysteries to each other. Will the listeners be able to solve the mysteries?

 

It´s been really fun to read about Miss Marple and her exceptional ability to outwit all the other people in the room. However, I don´t think that Agatha Christie excels at writing short stories. They were fun and I liked reading them, but the stories in itself were not memorable. But it was really nice to be with Miss Marple again and I´m beginning to like the old gal.

 

(I was allowed to choose any book I want).

 

 

 

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text 2017-04-23 12:14
Career of Evil - DNF
Career of Evil - Jay R. Galbraith

DNF at page 252.

 

Skim-read the rest of the book and I most happily DNF it. The conclusion to the mystery was meh, the very last page of the book was blergh.

I will get rid of the three books I own, because I most definitely won´t continue with this series. Maybe someone else will get more out of them than me.

 

Book 4 of Booklikes-opoly

Page Count: DNF at page 252

Earned money: $3.00

New bank account: $32.00

 

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