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Past Mortem
by Ben Elton | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Fantasma on 6/27/2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Fantasma): permanent collection

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Journal Entry 1 by Fantasma on Monday, June 27, 2005

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"With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question short, mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited website searching for the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '86 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more. Meanwhile, back in the present, Newson's life is no less complicated. He is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, while comprehensively failing to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. A school reunion is planned and as history begins to repeat itself, the past crashes headlong into the present. Neither will ever be the same again. In Past Mortem, Ben Elton - previous winner of The Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Popcorn - delivers both a heart-stopping thriller and a killer comic romance."

Journal Entry 2 by Fantasma at Carnaxide, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

6 out of 10

Having read only one book from Ben Elton, I was expecting this one to be similar, a murder story with lots of ironic remarks and comments on how we live today. It's not quite like that, the comic part is always present, it´s a good thriller full of gory parts but I thought I knew who the killer was a long way before the ending and I was right. It's fast paced and kept me entertained, but I'll need to read more from Mr Elton to confirm how good he is. 

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