The Various Haunts of Men

The Various Haunts of Men

Book - 2004
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Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2004.
ISBN: 9781856197144
185619714X
Characteristics: 438 pages

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WhidbeyIslander
Sep 01, 2017

Hill writes well, and her ghost story The Woman in Black is a favorite. Although this is well written, too, and interesting, it's fine as a story set in an English town, but if you're looking for a straight-forward mystery, this might not be for you either. It's 562 pages long, by the way, so not for the impatient.

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 09, 2017

Hill writes well, and her ghost story The Woman in Black is a favorite. Although this is well written, too, and interesting (although it left me with some head scratching at the end), it's fine as a story set in an English town, but if you're looking for a straight-forward mystery, this might not be for you either. It's 562 pages long, by the way, so not for the impatient.

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DL7173
Jan 29, 2017

My first Susan Hill novel, but I should have read the comments.
I found the unnecessary romance annoying and the language
(especially around those parts) often predictable and trite.
I'll try one more, but, based on this, I'm not hopeful.

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rgally
Apr 17, 2015

A bit too far on the romance side of mysteries for me but I've been reading steadily in spite of that - compelled to finish it so there are redeeming qualities.

Some tightening up of the story lines would have been appreciated and I found the print variations in my edition off-putting.

I give it a 2 - perhaps a 2 1/2

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readerpat
Apr 01, 2014

This is a very exciting book, although gruesome at times.
Unexpected ending.
I look forward to reading more of this series.

tomato Sep 05, 2013

Wonderful !

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Katrina027
Jan 10, 2012

Although I will not be finishing this book, it appears 1/3 of the way through to be a Harlequin dressed up as a Thriller Mystery.

The series is apparently about Simon Serrailler, but he appears as a very minor character only.

A better edit would have helped too; it looks as though the book were rushed to market.

Apparently the next book is better but I am not sure I will bother with it.

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