Reviews by bhold

The Talleyrand Maxim

by J.S. Fletcher

One of the best crime novels I have found on this site. Not really a "mystery", as the crimes are clearly portrayed. The four-way game between the intelligent criminal, peripheral criminals, pursuers, and victims is brilliantly written. I agree with the "6 star" comment, this book really stands out.

Reviewed on 2014.07.25

The Charing Cross Mystery

by J.S. Fletcher

Another excellent Fletcher mystery. If you are a fan of British crime / mystery and have never read Fletcher, you owe it to yourself to give him a try.

Reviewed on 2014.07.08

The Million Dollar Mystery

by Harold MacGrath

The heiress of a mysterious and missing father is relentlessly pursued by an international criminal organization. She is protected by her father's faithful and capable butler, and a local newspaper reporter (the romantic interest). The book reads like old-time serialized cliffhanger pulp spliced together to make a novel - but in a good way. I found the book entertaining and good pulpy fun - and yes, someone does actually get tied to the railroad tracks.

Reviewed on 2014.07.01

Four-Day Planet

by H. Beam Piper

This is a well written blend of sci-fi and crime genres. I found the book entertaining - good plot, interesting characters, and plenty of action.

Reviewed on 2014.06.23

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