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Ladies' Bane
Patricia Wentworth
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The Turning Tide - Brooke Magnanti

this is one of those odd reads where the flaws are charming because they at least give the book a unique narrative flavor; there's a distinct voice, but it needs to improve later, over a few more novels. but the up side is, the flaws--if not something truly annoying--are more like quirks. and now that I've accepted the style as an entertaining rawness that might get a bit polished up in future efforts ("keep your unique voice--but write a little...better, whatever that means"), when my thoughts switch to the plot, I must say the actual story is, for me, a blast. again--a question of being unique. this story--even keeping in mind my earlier comparison to things Elmore Leonardish--does not remind me of very many other Crime novels I've read. good!