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It is thirty years from now and we have colonised the moon.
Posted by Gordon Duncan
Third in the Dan Forrester series, we're into classic thriller mode now with this series.
Posted by Karen
...populated by more than enough sub-plots and intrigue to keep a reader on their toes.
Posted by Karen
Australian readers will probably remember C.J. Carver as Caroline Carver - writer of a series of Australian set books years ago.
Posted by Karen
This was without a doubt, one of the most intriguing books I've encountered this year and it reminded me, yet again, that Antti Tuomainen is a writer who deserves (and now has) a much higher position on the must read list.
Posted by Karen
Another one of those quintessentially Scottish sounding audible books - perfect for listening to over an extended period of time.
Posted by Karen
It's a mark of Robotham's skill that he's inserted THE SECRET SHE KEEPS into a crowded domestic noir scene, littered with unreliable narrators, dysfunctional families and tension because of poor judgements, and created an extremely readable, quite chilling, page turning entrant.
Posted by Karen
3rd in the Discworld series - listened to during the year.
Posted by Karen

Recommendations

It is thirty years from now and we have colonised the moon.
This was without a doubt, one of the most intriguing books I've encountered this year and it reminded me, yet again, that Antti Tuomainen is a writer who deserves (and now has) a much higher position on the must read list.
It's a mark of Robotham's skill that he's inserted THE SECRET SHE KEEPS into a crowded domestic noir scene, littered with unreliable narrators, dysfunctional families and tension because of poor judgements, and created an extremely readable, quite chilling, page turning entrant.
These people are real, this situation is real and in THE LOST MAN Harper has created another astounding work that perfectly evokes a complicated, heart-breaking, all-too-believable family tragedy.
The author's bio mentions that S.D. Rowell is interested in the interplay between culture, morality and truth, explored in THE ECHO OF OTHERS. Can't disagree with any of that, THE ECHO OF OTHERS is an outstanding debut novel.
An excellent wartime thriller by Kate Atkinson.
The best thriller you've never heard of, does such a thing exist? Kolymsky Heights may just be that book.
Into everyone's life a Cass Tuplin should blunder, yoyo's in hand, sorting it out once and for all on her mind.

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It is thirty years from now and we have colonised the moon.
Posted by Gordon Duncan
Book Review
Third in the Dan Forrester series, we're into classic thriller mode now with this series.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
...populated by more than enough sub-plots and intrigue to keep a reader on their toes.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
Australian readers will probably remember C.J. Carver as Caroline Carver - writer of a series of Australian set books years ago.
Posted by Karen
Books
Posted by Karen
Book Review
This was without a doubt, one of the most intriguing books I've encountered this year and it reminded me, yet again, that Antti Tuomainen is a writer who deserves (and now has) a much higher position on the must read list.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
Another one of those quintessentially Scottish sounding audible books - perfect for listening to over an extended period of time.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
It's a mark of Robotham's skill that he's inserted THE SECRET SHE KEEPS into a crowded domestic noir scene, littered with unreliable narrators, dysfunctional families and tension because of poor judgements, and created an extremely readable, quite chilling, page turning entrant.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
3rd in the Discworld series - listened to during the year.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
2nd in the Discworld series - listened to during the year.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
Another series I've restarted in audio format.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Second in the Rory James series from Bendigo based author Colin King.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Oppression takes the form of one hundred words a day only. That is all the women are allowed to say. The men, however, can say as much as they want.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Book Review
A real act of terrorism in Sydney in the 1980s inspired Ashley Kalagian Blunt to write My Name is Revenge (a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award). Full review at Newtown Review of Books
Posted by Karen
Book Review
These people are real, this situation is real and in THE LOST MAN Harper has created another astounding work that perfectly evokes a complicated, heart-breaking, all-too-believable family tragedy.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
What a year its been for Australian true-crime authors.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
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... delivered in the classic pared down, matter of fact manner that's part of expectations that a reader is well within their rights to have when picking up the latest Wyatt novel.
Posted by Karen
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This was a career criminal who seemed often to be inviting capture, whilst being equally clever – or charmed - at avoiding it.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Blog entry
Second in the DCI Daley series - I've been listening to this one recently - really enjoying the slight touches of humour in this series.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
The author's bio mentions that S.D. Rowell is interested in the interplay between culture, morality and truth, explored in THE ECHO OF OTHERS. Can't disagree with any of that, THE ECHO OF OTHERS is an outstanding debut novel.
Posted by Karen
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This has been the most fascinating listening. So fascinating I did a ridiculous amount of unpicking of sewing seams over the weekend.
Posted by Karen
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After listening to the first two books in the Lewis Trilogy pretty much one after the other, I've done it at all the wrong time of the year.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Because life isn't complicated enough - this is my in car listening at the moment. I will die if I keep laughing this much.
Posted by Karen
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An excellent wartime thriller by Kate Atkinson.
Posted by Gordon Duncan
Book Review
The best thriller you've never heard of, does such a thing exist? Kolymsky Heights may just be that book.
Posted by Gordon Duncan
Book Review
Educational and informative true crime writing at it's best.
Posted by Karen
Book Review
There's something very satisfying about the emergence of a new crime series set in Australia - this time 1960's Perth.
Posted by Karen
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If you're a fan of fast paced, fun thrillers and haven't clued into the Jeff Bradley Thrillers from New Zealand based author Thomas Ryan yet then you are in for a treat.
Posted by Karen
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One reader's darkly comic domestic noir is another reader's vegan sausage.
Posted by Karen
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Into everyone's life a Cass Tuplin should blunder, yoyo's in hand, sorting it out once and for all on her mind.
Posted by Karen
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It's been way too long for such an impressive book to garner a mention hereabouts.
Posted by Karen
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Listening to this in the car was both a joy and a threat to life and limb.
Posted by Karen
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... an effective playout of tension and unpredictability in the plot and THE GIRL IN KELLERS WAY is worthwhile pursuing - for fans of domestic noir and psychological thrillers.
Posted by Karen
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For the record - I'm no longer on the ACWA Committee
Posted by Karen
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This second book in the Ted Conkaffey series clearly demonstrates why Candice Fox has won two Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing. Full Review: Newtown Review of Books

Posted by Karen
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Started this one last night and what with the heat and never-ending dry it feels like home... ;)
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Just finished this one really.
Posted by Karen
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Sometimes you start reading a series book about a favourite character, and really start to wonder if the author is annoyed with them, subconsciously punishing them for being too popular, or just enjoying applying the thumb screws for a change.
Posted by Karen
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Find out where it all began for George Smiley.
Posted by Gordon Duncan
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A debut police procedural from Melbourne based, ex-Ballarat dweller, JM Simpson, A BODY OF WORK makes good use of both of those locations. (Review republished / book republished).
Posted by Karen
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You have to hand it to our Rebus. No one sidelines this particular Scotsman. If there’s something going on in his town, retired or not, Rebus still manages to place himself in the thick of it.
Posted by Andrea Thompson