Reviews by mowjac
Terrific!
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An excellent tense mystery that is as much a story about the inhabitants of this small resort town and their reaction to a local murder as it is about catching said murderer. The acting is uniformly good; the story enthralling and compelling. Entertaining. Many of the gritty new detective series such as The Falls or The Killing I have found become boring, not this one! Only gripe is David Tennant's accent can be hard to understand; you may need subtitles!
Welcome new British detective series
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Brenda Blethyn is terrific as the cantankerous Vera Stanhope. Excellent story, a promising pilot for this series. Highly recommended to fans of detective fiction.
All the joy has gone out of this series
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A must only for complete-ists of this once venerable series. Alas, all the heart seems to be gone. The one highlight is the backstory of Mrs. Anna Madrigal. It's time for Mr. Maupin to move on.
You'll be caught up...
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in this novel which is a little mystery, a little gothic, a little about music and those in thrall to its creation, and a lot about the connections between people and how we can make each other's lives just a little bit better. I loved it. A quick read. The author has a great deal of compassion for her characters and their faults. They grow and are redeemed. The antidote to too much modern fiction about the angst of the rich, the whiny, and the privileged.
Chilling mystery
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Third in a the series of Lacey Flint police procedurals. Bolton's mysteries are often spooky, with an underlying uncanny element. Her first three books featured different characters before she started on this series with the young, rather damaged at this point Lacey Flint. This is a quick read, very gripping, and quite good and clever plot. Highly recommended.