The Ayton Swans

  • Title: The Ayton Swans
  • Author: Alison Greaves
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Ayton Swans It is March and the world is preparing for the invasion of Iraq when the body of a young female student is found in the grounds of Ayton University Detective Inspector David McClennan sent to in
    It is March 2003 and the world is preparing for the invasion of Iraq when the body of a young female student is found in the grounds of Ayton University Detective Inspector David McClennan, sent to investigate her murder, finds himself in an unfamiliar world of students and academics, a world which contrasts starkly with the Flamingo club in the centre of town where the vIt is March 2003 and the world is preparing for the invasion of Iraq when the body of a young female student is found in the grounds of Ayton University Detective Inspector David McClennan, sent to investigate her murder, finds himself in an unfamiliar world of students and academics, a world which contrasts starkly with the Flamingo club in the centre of town where the victim worked part time As two young women are murdered and yet others disappear, and as he himself becomes increasingly fascinated by the feminist sociologist Caroline Morland, his search for the killer becomes a race against time.

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    477 Comments


    1. Needs a good editorWay, way too long a book for this story. Too many sociology text excerpts worked in to the narrative - like the author was publishing her thesis in a novel. It doesn't add to the plot, and it drags down the pace. Characters are one dimensional. For all of that, it was an entertaining murder mystery - the author has good ideas, just needs to pare down the extraneous.

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    2. Unfinished. Tried to read twice but couldn't get beyond the endless pages of extracts from a sociology book the main character was reading. Not for me I'm afraid.

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    3. Really surprisingly slow, boring and awful. No character development, no urgency to the crime. It was as if all the characters in the book were as bored and anxious to be done with the book as I was.

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    4. A bit flat but As a first novel, the characters were flat and unbelievable and some of the plot developments predictable. Excellent information regarding social constructs. Nice plot twist but the ending was dreadful. I would read one more of the authors books to track writing style developments.

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    5. I finally threw in the towel at 48% done. I just couldn't stand the inspector reading more of Professor Caroline's book. it got so I didn't care who done it.

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    6. I felt that for a mystery it was lacking as it didnotkeep you feeling that you just had to keep reading and justuldn't put it down.Not enough suspence. For me. To slow.

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    7. Want to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsPreviewThe Ayton Swans The First Inspector McClennan Mystery (Inspector McClellan #1)by Alison Greaves 3.29 · Rating Details · 213 Ratings · 14 ReviewsIt is March 2003 and the world is preparing for the invasion of Iraq when the body of a young female student is found in the grounds of Ayton University. Detective Inspector David McClennan, sent to investigate her murder, finds himself in an unfamiliar world [...]

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    8. This book is a traditional mystery and in spite of the fact there are several bodies, there are no gory details. I don't like too much description in a mystery novel, but in this case I'd have liked more guidance about the physical appearances of the characters--not every wart and wrinkle, but perhaps more than just one word. On the other hand, there were pages and pages of "excerpts" from a feminists sociologist's tome and those were repetitive and mostly superfluous to the plot. The Inspector [...]

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    9. At last I have finished ‘The Ayton Swans’. I say ‘at last’ because I found it a tedious and protracted read, and even the end was (in my opinion) disappointing. I had high hopes of it, but found it hard going. I also felt that the author concentrated far too much on conveying social and behavioural messages, quoting from texts which may or may not have been her own, and which it was hard not to skip. I think I’ll give the rest of this series a miss.

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    10. I love everything about this book - the clever plot, the twists and turns, the location, the characters and the inspector himself, a welcome addition to the world of crime fiction.I think that the person who thinks it needs an editor just doesn't like the feminism - it is extremely well written and well edited.

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    11. Several Sociology students are killed at an English university and everyone is a suspect--including their very beautiful young lecturer. I read and read and thought that I would never finish this book. The last quarter of the book was much better than the first three quarters. However, I doubt I will read the second in the series. There are just too many books and too little time.

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    12. I read this book because I loved 2022 and it did not disappoint. I really like this author's writing style. I loved the location, the characters and the plot. A lot happens and you have to concentrate - apparently insignificant details turn out to be extremely important clues.

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    13. I loved this book. It's a great story, with lots of twists and turns, believable characters, a pleasant setting and an unexpected ending. It is extremely well-written, complex and thought-provoking, with a lot to say about human relationships.

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    14. This novel has everything - a great plot, a lovely setting, likeable characters and a brilliant ending. It is beautifully written and - important for me -contains no swearing. I will definitely be reading the next in the series as well as other books by this author.

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    15. couldn't put it downExcellent characters, twisted plot, and a little romance for fun. University setting very accurately described and used to further the plot.

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    16. I founds the book a bit drawn out and I had a bit of trouble keeping track of everyone. I did enjoy it though although it took me longer than normal to finish it.

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    17. Pretty good first in a series, but again I will read the second to see if the author can convince me the series is worth my time.

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    18. Not a very good writer. I'm posting this review to remind myself that I've already tried this one and didn't like it enough to order it from the library.

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