Reviews by mnhtapu

The Loudwater Mystery

by Edgar Jepson

Mystery genre shouldn't be a field which this author should try, because certainly it failed. The characters were built weakly and with the flow of the story characters rather weaken their impact, specially that of detective Flexen, Mr. Manely and James Hutchings.
The story opens with the events of Lord Loudwater, portrayed as an ill-tempered person whom everyone hates for his bad manners. The mystery begins with the murder of him and in search of the murderer. As usually found in mediocre detective novels, a few characters visited the victim at the time of murder, which implicates them to be the suspected and the story flows onward to unfold each of their motives until the murderer is found.
At the end, although the murderer was found, it was the detective who let the murderer go free due to not having enough evidences to provide in the trial against the murderer, which rather is a weak and dumb portrayal of the detective character. The author also tried to send a vibe to the readers that the murderer did rather a 'service' by murdering ill-tempered Lord Loudwater and I really loathe this vibe of author. A murder can no way be justified for the ill manners of a person.
Actually, it's not a full mystery genre, it's more like a drama genre.
I do not recommend this because you will find far better mystery stories than this one to spend your valuable leisure time.

Reviewed on 2012.09.18

The Green Mummy

by Fergus Hume

Absolutely mind-boggling, wonderfully plotted and certainly worth reading. However, to my opinion, author could have make any other character guilty other than ...let's say his name is X. Sorry I can't disclose criminal's identity now. Taking consideration of prospective readers I don't want to spoil their excitement.
But I really don't approve of X being guilty becuase his motive behind the crime was not wicked at all. Basically it is a 5 star novel. Anyways, I'm giving 4 stars because I think there were more wicked characters than X who deserved to be guilty.

Reviewed on 2012.01.30

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat

by Laura Lee Hope

Quite enjoyable for juvenile readers. Nice and smooth flow of the story won't let you bored.

Reviewed on 2012.01.30

The Opal Serpent

by Fergus Hume

This is a fantastic detective story. I bet you will keep on guessing who is the guilty till a few last chapters. The story and circumstances were cleverly set up by the author and they would point the finger at different characters in different times. Absolutely enjoyable plot. I also liked the climax at the very beginning of the story when the antagonist parted from his parents.

Reviewed on 2012.01.27

more reviews ->

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(Promote your book here)

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy