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Assured crime offering from Irish writer

A Secret Place. By Patricia Rainsford, Penguin, €10.35

19th January, 2008

A Secret Place. By Patricia Rainsford, Penguin, €10.35

The problem with crime fiction is t h at s o many people think ‘hey, I can do that’ - before proceeding to do it badly.

The genre is heaving with mediocrity and for every artfully constructed page turner, there are scores of formulaic stories with badly drawn characters and unoriginal plots.

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