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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto (Sphere)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Love this book, love this author

A beautifully written, intensely moving book that is a pleasure to read.  I love most books written by Mitch Albom and this one does not disappoint.  The whole story comes together, with well-written characters and a plot that moves at a steady pace, to make a book that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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The Case of the Man who Died Laughing (Vish Puri 2) (Arrow)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A good mystery

This was a good read - with an interesting murder at its heart. The characters were well-written and the plot moved at a steady pace.  There were also some humourous moments in the book which made it more enjoyable.  I would read more in this series.

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Don't Let Go (W&N)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Brilliant book, lovely ending

Another excellent page-turner from the pen of Michel Bussi.  I have read all three of his books and, as yet, have never been disappointed. The characters are well-written and the plot moves at a good pace.  There are moments of drama and pathos in this book and you are drawn in from the very first page.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.  I particularly enjoyed the ending ...

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DM for Murder (Contraband)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A murder for the modern world

This is a good murder mystery - although, as the story progresses, it becomes fairly obvious whodunit.  The characters are well-written and it is a very modern murder mystery.  As it is set in the world of Twitter, Facebook and the like - you don't have to be a computer geek to enjoy this story, but some understanding of modern communication methods is needed to fully enter into the novel.  There is also ...

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Five Forget Mother's Day (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) (Quercus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

The famous five as grown-ups...

If, like me, you grew up reading Enid Blyton's Famous Five series - then this series of books could be for you.  All the characters that you know and love are there - although in their adult form.  This is a gentle homage to the characters and a good series of books.  Easily read and good for an hour or so's entertainment.  However, this is one of the weaker ones - some of the others are better - but st ...

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Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read (Corvus)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A roller-coaster ride

An excellent story which takes you on an emotional roller-coaster and has a good mystery at its heart. The characters are well-written and the plot moves at a steady pace.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery and I will be looking out for other books by this author.

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The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (The Detective Club) by Zangwill, Israel (August 13, 2015) Ha (Collins Crime Club)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A couple of old-fashioned mysteries

This is actually two individual stories - "The Big Bow Mystery" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" - combined into one volume, so it wasn't initially what I was expecting.  However, I did get two reasonable locked-room mysteries - one being much stronger than the other - but both being very much of their time.  The characters were very well-written but the plots moved at a very slow pace - bogged down, i ...

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The Body in the Ivy (Faith Fairchild Mystery) (HarperPaperbacks)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Homage to A Christie's classic

If you enjoyed Agatha Christies's "And Then There Were None", then this book could be for you.  It is a homage to Christie's masterpiece but still stands as a story in its own right. If you haven't read ATTWN, you will probably still enjoy this book.  The characters are well-written and the plot moves at a steady pace.  Christie fans have the added pleasure of spotting the references to ATTWN. All-in-all ...

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Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) (Quercus)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

The famous five grow up...

Another excellent book in the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series.  I have read a number of books in this series and, so far, have enjoyed them all - though some more than others.  This is one of the better ones.

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Disney A Twisted Tale: As Old As Time (Paper Rocket)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A dark, twisted tale

An interesting take on the Disney tale of Beauty and the Beast - but, be warned, this is a dark and twisted story.  Each of the "twisted tales" series takes a well-known Disney story and asks what would have happened if, at a crucial point in the tale, events had taken a different turn.  In "As Old as Time" the question asked is: "What would have happened if Belle's mother had been the one to curse th epr ...

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The Notting Hill Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (The British Library Publishing Division)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

The 1st detective novel

This is the first detective story written and, although it contains many elements that are recognisable in modern-day mysteries, it is definately of its time.  The prose is quite dry in places and the story does get bogged-down in somewhat unnecessary detail - but it is still a good read.  The characters are fairly well-written but the main narrator is very dull at times.  However, you can see the making ...

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Buried in Cornwall (Cornish Mysteries) (Allison & Busby)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

A good series of books

An excellent murder mystery with good characters and a strong plot.  Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more in the series.

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