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Audio-Technica AT-LP60USB Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable with USB Port
Audio-Technica AT-LP60USB Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable with USB Port
Offered by E-TRONIX
Price: CDN$ 149.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 149.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not thrilled, Oct. 16 2014
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I have found it very difficult to get it to work on my computer, and in fact still haven't got it set up on there as I got frustrated and gave up. Also, even with the phone amp, it plays slow on my receiver. I have to play on 45 speed to get it to work. I'm not thrilled with this turntable

Pyle-Pro PP444 Ultra Compact Phono Turntable Preamp
Pyle-Pro PP444 Ultra Compact Phono Turntable Preamp
Price: CDN$ 19.56
14 used & new from CDN$ 17.54

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, Oct. 16 2014
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Doesn't work.

DEWALT DC385B Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Tool Only, No Battery
DEWALT DC385B Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Tool Only, No Battery
Price: CDN$ 107.26
3 used & new from CDN$ 107.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what he wanted., Feb. 13 2014
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I bought this saw as a gift for my husband and he loves it. He hasn't been able to use it yet because its winter and cold here, but has big plans for it this spring. We had to look a bit to find an 18-volt saw that would fit with his battery packs, so were glad to find this.

Master Of Souls
Master Of Souls
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4.0 out of 5 stars More on the conspiracy against Cashell., June 6 2006
This review is from: Master Of Souls (Hardcover)
The time for this book is set just a few months after Fidelma and Eadult's last adventure when dealing with conspiracies against Fidelma's brother and their kingdom of Cashel.l

Fidelma is called in by an ally of her brothers to determine what happened to six young religious women who were abducted when they were on the road traveling to a shrine. The abbess in charge is found slain, but there is no trace of the girls. Fidelma and Eadulf journey to an abbey that is smack in the middle of what used to be enemy territory. And they find that the truce between Cashell and the Ui Fidgente is not as solid as everyone thought, and they find themselves smack in the middle of a conspiracy where people keep getting killed. It takes all of Fidelma's skill and intelligence to unravel this mystery. This is another solid entry in this wonderful series.

Cards On The Table
Cards On The Table
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Masterfully Done!, July 19 2004
We already know that Agatha Christie is the queen of the Crime story. Her books are timeless, and are as enjoyable now as when they were written in the 30's and 40's. Not many authors have her longevity, and very few in the mystery genre. This stoy at first appears simplistic, because there are only four suspects, and each of them very credibly could have been the murderer. But the story is much more complex than it first appears. The four potential murderers have apparently all get some sort of murder in their histories, so each one of them could have killed Shaitana. Not only that. the murder was committed when none other than Hercule Poirot and Chief Inspector Battle are both on the premises. This is a very cool killer indeed, and Battle and Poirot set out to unmask the killer. I don't know why I had not read this Agatha Christie story before, but I certainly missed the boat. It's as I said deceptively simple, but highly entertaining.

The Judas Pair
The Judas Pair
by Jonathan Gash
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate!, July 15 2004
This review is from: The Judas Pair (Paperback)
Lovejoy, where have you been up to now? I can't believe that I waited this long to read the Lovejoy series. It's smart, funny, first rate plotting and characterizations (at least this first book in the series is). I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series. These books are thrillers actually more than mysteries, but there is a little of both in them as well as very funny dialogue. Lovejoy is a bounder - not strictly honest, but not an outright crook either. In this book he's trying to track down a set of duelling pistols that everyone thinks were never made. He gets into a pack of trouble doing this. Another fun thing about these books is that as you read them you learn an awful lot about antiques. Great stuff!

Inspector And Mrs Jeffries
Inspector And Mrs Jeffries
by Emily Brightwell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very light Victorian mystery., July 13 2004
I read a lot of historical mysteries, and I love Victorian ones, so that is why I've begun the Emily Brightwell series about the clever Mrs. Jeffries. This book is written with a light hand, but the characters show promise. The bumbling Inspector Witherspoon, the street smart Smythe, the uppity cook Mrs. Goodge, and Betsey and Wiggins, as well as Mrs. Jeffries. These characters show a lot of promise, and I will continue to read this series. But readers don't expect a real Victorian flavour to these books. I found while reading the book that it was set in the Victorian age, but it very easily could have been any other era or place. Even the English cozy atmosphere that the writer tries to depict seems a bit contrived. For those who read the historical genre for atmosphere, they will find that as well as a sense of time and place is somewhat lacking in this series. Still a fun mystery (even though an easy one to figure out).

An Ancient Evil: The Knight's Tale of Mystery and Murder As He Goes on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury
An Ancient Evil: The Knight's Tale of Mystery and Murder As He Goes on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury
by P. C. Doherty
Edition: Hardcover
23 used & new from CDN$ 2.20

5.0 out of 5 stars A True medieval tale of horror and evil., July 12 2004
This is probably one of the bloodiest medieval tales that I've ever read, but it is extremely well-written. In it we meet a brave knight and his clerk as they try to rid the town of Oxford of a huge evil. We also meet dark lords, satanic priests and members of the living dead. The valour of the knight and the constancy of the clerk are very convincingly portrayed, but so is this rampant evil. The background behind the tale is also interesting. We are all aware of Chaucer's pilgrims to Canterbury and the tales that Chaucer had each of them tell. This book is the first in a series of tales told by these same pilgrims, but the difference is that these are tales of mystery, murder and evil. P.C. Doherty brings medieval England to life, and the book is a page-turner from start to finish.

Lonesome Road
Lonesome Road
by Wentworth
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Early Miss Silver Mystery, July 9 2004
This review is from: Lonesome Road (Paperback)
I can't believe that I'm the first to review a book that was written in 1939. If you are a Miss Silver fan, then you should read this book. This is an early volume from the series. It's important to see her development throughout the many years that Ms. Wentworth wrote of her. This book, like many in the series is a little dated, but it's still a smashing good mystery. Ms. Wentworth is a fine example of golden age detective story writing and quite incomparable when it comes to writing British country-house murder mysteries. In this book Miss Silver is asked by Rachel Treherne to come to her manor house to determine who among her large extended family is trying to kill her. Miss Silver investigates in her own unique style, and quickly determines who the culprit is, but then it's a matter of getting the proof.

Crocodile on the Sandbank
Crocodile on the Sandbank
by Elizabeth Peters
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.89
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Little bit of Victorian Egypt., July 7 2004
This book is our introduction to the world of Amelia Peabody and and her adventures in Egypt during the Victorian age. Ms. Peters has a fine sense of time and place, and her descriptions of Egyptian antiquities as they would have appeared in the 19th century are quite realistic and accurate. We also get to meet the irascible Amelia Peabody. She is actually very funny, and nothing more so than her frequent diatribes about the strictures placed on women at this time in history. The book does get a bit melodramatic with star-crossed lovers and threatening mummies, and the mystery is quite easy to figure out. But in spite of that, it's a pretty good read, and serves as a good introduction to Amelia's world.

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