A good story and great descriptions of Whitby which was marred by too many typo's including, on one occasion, the main characters losing an 'L' from his name. Also James Whitworth seems to have a fetish for women in polo necked tops...
Despite these shortcomings I would recommend the book to fans of Yorkshire crime.
Death's Disciple (A Detective Frank Miller Yorkshire Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 1408 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 307 pages
- Publisher : Lume Books (6 May 2013)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00COKLESQ
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 46,642 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in Australia on 1 November 2014
quite enjoyed the book except for the spelling and punctuation mistakes. I had to keep repeating sentences to see if I had read correctly, and this takes time and it took a lot of enjoyment out of reading it. If there was a proof reader they earned their money under false pretenses.
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Does the author not have an editor?!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2019
I wanted to really like this series but the plot line is thin, repetitive and so so very predictable. Lazy writing using the same tired clichés rolled out across the series. I've never known so many errors,; from typos to huge plot errors.
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ExcellentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 April 2020
A freebie from Lume Books in their Easter giveaway so thought I’d give it a try in lockdown and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Another new author for me in James Whitworth and I certainly liked his character Detective Inspector Frank Miller and his sidekick Detective Sergeant Paul Riddle. The book starts with the murder of Mabel Downing at a party for her 70th birthday. The only people at the party are her family plus a couple of other close friends and the murderer had to be one of them. Follow the mystery through to the end to discover who the murderer actually is,
Not goodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2020
Pretty unbelievable really. The D I is in a relationship with the suspect of a murder that he is called to investigate. Surely he would've removed himself from the investigation ? He then allows her to leave the scene without being interviewed! Incompetence comes to mind. Numerous mistakes, fiance should be fiancee, broach should be brooch, mariner should be marina, I could go on. I gave up halfway through, guessed who done it and skipped to the end. Not good.
Gripping drama. Excellent guide book!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2018
I brought this as I was planning a holiday in Whitby and like to read stories about the places I stay in. I was expecting just another police procedural novel but I found that I was gripped from the first chapter. Enjoyed it so much I now reading the rest of the series. Also, I now have lots of ideas for places to visit whilst here in Whitby.
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MediocreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2015
This is a reasonably well written novel, and is really a country house murder mystery although it is set in the town of Whitby. The descriptions of the town and the atmospheric weather conditions are quite good. Unfortunately the storyline and characterisations are poor and the guilty party is obvious from about chapter 2. The Dracula connection although a bit intriguing at the beginning becomes tiresome by the end, and the slow progress of the two detectives is very frustrating. I did finish it but found the whole novel very disappointing.
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