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William Ryan

3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
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The Darkening Field (2012)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Overall. a lack lustre read. By the end of the novel, I actually didn't care who had done it. I had absolutely no connection tthe victim, so much so, that I can't remember her name. Ryan's first book, I really enjoyed- Moscow was so intrinsic to the story that it was another chr...
The Twelfth Department (2013)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I love finding new novelists, although the two page listing of Russian names and their identity at the novel's beginning almost discouraged me. Glad I kept reading and it turned out the list wasn't really needed as the author is such a competent story teller. A glimpse inside Sta...
The Holy Thief (2010)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 6
review 1: I gave up on this book. I found that it's quite badly edited. Although the story started out really good, the middle part became really boring really quickly. I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. The way that the stuttering man's speaking parts are written are pretty annoying ...
The Bloody Meadow (2000)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I gave up 160 pages in, of a total of 319. So just about half way there. The blurbs say that the main character is reminscent of Arkady Renko (the Moscow special investigator most famously of Gorky Park) but I don't see it. Renko was much more deeply drawn, and Martin Cruz Smith'...
Bloody Meadow (2012)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This has been a cracking read. The Holy Thief was an excellent read too. I gave it 3 stars but really I should have given it 4. Set in Russia in 1936, the principle character, Captain Korolov an honest cop has been sent to the Ukraine to investigate a murder. Of course nothing i...
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