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A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

After Sherlock

I ran out of Mary Russell novels so I bought this. Ms King is an artist and I can't wait for more of either series.

posted by malee on May 21, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Well written, but suffers from overblown prose and gratuitous side stories

The professionals have written the detailed reviews you need to have a clear idea of the thrust of the novel. It is a worthy -- as seen by the awards it won -- first novel. But it grows tiresome at some points and frankly I'm not all that titillated by gay police offi...
The professionals have written the detailed reviews you need to have a clear idea of the thrust of the novel. It is a worthy -- as seen by the awards it won -- first novel. But it grows tiresome at some points and frankly I'm not all that titillated by gay police officers, maybe there was more of an impact when the book was first written, but now one can barely call up a tepid yawn. The close of the novel, from denoument to final period takes, I kid you not, 97 pages of tedium; nearly a fourth of the book. I suppose it was intended to create tension and develop the characters more fully. It sent me into a paroxym of page turning, hoping for something of interest.
A good three star novel, little more. If you like the genre or the author it is probably worth the money for the paperback version.

posted by edofarrell on August 10, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    I'd like to meet this character!

    Kate Martinelli is an excellently developed character, and exactly the type of person with whom I best get along. I really enjoyed the story line, although it is of the type where you know the ending before you get there if you have read many books that are similar (thus 4 stars instead of 5). There are books that are good to read and there are books that keep you on the edge of your seat, and then there are books like this that you just want to know that the characters are okay in the end, because they have become your friends!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2009

    Great Mystery

    This was a great mystery. Fun, fast paced, and it had me guessing up to the end who the killer was. When I finally found out who did it, I was really surprised.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2014

    Excellent mystery read. I enjoyed it enough to want to hide in m

    Excellent mystery read. I enjoyed it enough to want to hide in my bedroom and hope no one inter room or found me until it was done. 

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