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      This small eclectic British publisher has begun publishing a series of classic British mystery novels, primarily from the Golden Age. The series is grouped into a section of their catalogue named "London Bound," as the books are set in London.
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    Yvette

    Another one. Jeez, Les, you're killing me here. Ha! I've never heard of this guy...But it sure sounds like something I'd like.

    I'm thinking one journal might not be enough.

    The sad thing is that my reading speed is slowing down and I'm not reading nearly as quickly or as much as I used to. OH well, all I can do is what I can do.

    Rob

    Hi! I decided to download The Fourth Door on my Kindle after seeing your review here. Unfortunatly, the publisher seems to have supplied it to Amazon in a an unsupported format which means that all images (seemingly littered throughout) are missing - replaced by a little exclamation mark. Can you tell me if there are any images used which are vital to the story, maybe a room layout or something? If so I'll have it refunded and purchase the physical book.
    Really appreciate any help here.

    Les Blatt

    Yvette, I'm starting, bit by bit, to try including newer writers here. Paul Halter isn't new (to the French, anyway), but he's still going strong, and I'll certainly be reading more of his translated works.

    Les Blatt

    Rob, I didn't notice that when I read it on my Kindle - but, looking back at it there, I think you're right (although I clearly remember seeing a critical diagram as I went through the book). Not sure what's going on, but there are definitely diagrams missing - and that can be key to understanding what's going on. Grr. My apologies.

    Rob

    Hi Les, thanks for the getting back to me. I feared that might be the case. Unfortunately, I'm running the Kindle app on my iPad and I've heard that images that usually work on actual Kindles sometimes get lost in the conversion. I'll get in touch with Amazon and swap for the paperback. Cheers again!

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