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the murder book of j g reeder

This is a quaint collection of short crime stories highlighting the criminal mind of the affable Mr J G Reeder, a detective at the Public Prosecutor’s office. His USP, as he keeps reminding his boss, is that he has a criminal bent of mind and views everything from that perspective, allowing him to second-guess and anticipate the actions of the criminal fraternity.

The stories themselves are fairly straightforward, with the denouement often nicely crafted. The first set of this collection is better than the second set, with the endings in the latter relying on coincidences that are only borderline believable. Nevertheless this is a good collection of short crime stories for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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