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Sarah Rayne

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Tekijän teokset

A Dark Dividing (2005) 208 kappaletta
Wolfking (1991) 149 kappaletta
Ghost Song (2009) 145 kappaletta
Roots of Evil (2005) 135 kappaletta
Spider Light (1997) 119 kappaletta
The Death Chamber (2008) 118 kappaletta
Property of A Lady (2011) 105 kappaletta
Tower of Silence (2003) 102 kappaletta
The Lost Prince (1992) 95 kappaletta
House of the Lost (2010) 84 kappaletta
The Silence (2013) 58 kappaletta
What Lies Beneath (2011) 54 kappaletta
The Sin Eater (2012) 52 kappaletta
Rebel Angel (1993) 39 kappaletta
The Whispering (2014) 38 kappaletta
Sorceress (1994) 36 kappaletta
Deadlight Hall (2014) 35 kappaletta
The Bell Tower (2015) 32 kappaletta
Thorn An Immortal Tale (1997) 21 kappaletta
Death Notes (1705) 18 kappaletta
Blood Ritual (1994) 18 kappaletta
Changeling (1842) 15 kappaletta
Wildwood (1999) 15 kappaletta
De legende van Abraxas (1998) 13 kappaletta
Chord of Evil (2017) 13 kappaletta
Godenschemering (2001) 11 kappaletta
De onsterfelijke tovenares (1996) 11 kappaletta
Burning Altar (1838) 9 kappaletta
Music Macabre (2019) 9 kappaletta
The Devils Piper (1824) 9 kappaletta
Song of the Damned (2018) 8 kappaletta
Wolfking The Omnibus: Books 1-4 (2016) 6 kappaletta
Satanic Lute (1987) 3 kappaletta
Rose Window (1985) 1 kappale
Wolf King 1 kappale
The Masquerade 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Mystery Tour (2017) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Guilty Consciences (2011) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta

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Sarah Rayne, British & Irish Crime Fiction (toukokuu 2010)


A stand out war time suspense, a unique protagonist in Phineas Fox and an author to keep an eye out for! A really good, enjoyable read :-)
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DebTat2 | Oct 13, 2023 |
A reviewer on Goodreads wondered if there is a cozy horror genre because that's what he/she thought that this book was. And, the funny thing is that was my actual thought about it too before I saw the review. And, no I don't think there is a cozy horror genre, however, cozy paranormal feel more appropriate. This is not horror, if you are frighted about this book, then well, you should not read real horror books. It's an interesting paranormal book that turns into a romantic paranormal novel, which didn't surprise me a bit when that happened. Luckily, the main characters, Michael Flint and Nell West did not spend too much time lusting after each other, and their "courtship" was not annoying.

However, the story feels a bit lackluster. It's alright to read, but it never gets terribly exciting or engrossing. Part of me is sometimes amazed how "suddenly" diaries and secret papers just happen to be found by the right people so fast when no one else has discovered them. Yes, I'm a born cynical. Sometimes it's believable, and sometimes, not so. In Property of a Lady, well I can take it because the place has been uninhabited so long, and the clock, well it's been away from the house as well for a long time. So that at least did not annoy me. Thankfully.

The story about the "ghost" is actually quite tragic, more tragical than horrifying. I was a bit surprised by the turn towards the end of the book, it was a nice twist. It's an OK book, not especially memorable, but if you like a cozy paranormal book is it not so bad.

Would I read more books in the series? Yes I would, it was not a bad book, I was not bored. However, I hope the stories get better, and perhaps even a bit more horrifying?
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MaraBlaise | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2022 |
Did I take for granted that this would be a paranormal mystery because it's a book by Sarah Rayne? Yes, I did! However, it turned out to be quite a good book, despite the absence of paranormal activity.

Death Notes is the first book in a new series that stars Phineas Fox a professional researcher who in this book is researching the 19th-century violinist Roman Volf who was hanged for participating in the murder of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. However, it seems that he may have been innocent and Phin's investigations take him to Galway where a reclusive Maxim Volf lives Could this Maxim Volf have any connection to Roman Volf? And what really happened two years ago when a car crashed and killed Beatrice Drury's husband and daughter?

I did spend a lot of time reading this book waiting for something paranormal to happen, some ghostly appearance. But, I was mistaken in believing that. Despite that did I come to like the book very much thanks to the interesting and tragic story. There were some predictable moments in the book, but they never really bothered me since I was enjoying the story.

There are several POV's in this book. This series may be about Phineas Fox, but other characters, young Jessica Cullen, Beatrice Drury who lost her family, the mysterious Maxim Volf and of course Mortimer Quince who is the reason for Phin to travel to Galway. They all share the limelight in this book. At first was it a bit puzzling to figure out what all the different storylines had in common, but as the story progressed did it all start to make sense, and there come a point when the different POV's started to blend together. It's quite a sad story, several of the characters in the book has been through hell, but I found myself loving the ending. It was such a hopeful ending, a perfect ending!

I look forward to reading the next book in the Phineas Fox series when it's released!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!
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MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
I read this book a couple of years ago and I had hoped for a nice ghost story, but although the book was ok so was it not as haunting and creepy to read as I'd hope it would be.
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MaraBlaise | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2022 |


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