Reviews by bhold

The Safety Pin

by J.S. Fletcher

Not one of Fletcher's better efforts.

1) The motive for the crime is extremely unlikely. 2) The "flash of insight" that reveals the criminal requires deduction that would challenge Sherlock Holmes on his best day. 3) Some critical loose ends are left unresolved. "My own reasons" and "Never mind why" do not enlighten the reader - and would certainly not satisfy the police.

It is a decent story but at the end of a good mystery there should be a sense of completeness and resolution - not so here.

Reviewed on 2014.10.22

City at World's End

by Edmond Hamilton

I give the author credit for coming up with an intriguing plot concept. A 20th century town is thrown intact through time, millions of years into the future, where the citizens find a nearly dead planet earth. Unfortunately the plot and behavior of the characters soon become unrealistic, annoying, and predictable.

Reviewed on 2014.10.06

The Book

by Michael Shaara

Nicely written and thought provoking, highly recommended.

Reviewed on 2014.10.03

The Chestermarke Instinct

by J.S. Fletcher

An enjoyable crime novel which, unfortunately, collapses at the ending with a rushed and contrived story line.

Reviewed on 2014.09.27

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