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Vik and Stubø are a great pairing ..., and re-reading PUNISHMENT was an opportunity to remind myself of what a great series this is.
Posted by Karen
A very clever and absorbing book, THE GIRL BEFORE is a psychological thriller that delivers.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Read without guilt! A SIMPLE FAVOUR scoots along at a breakneck space and is anything but predictable.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Compulsive, entertaining and tense reading from an author to watch.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
...but if you stick with it you are given plenty of glimpses of who Otto Berliner is and where he's likely to be heading.
Posted by Karen
Part history lesson, part social exploration, the Sean Duffy series from Irish-Australian writer Adrian McKinty is required crime fiction reading. Reviewed at: Newtown Review of Books
Posted by Karen
Police at the Station… continues to be the best of crime fiction. McKinty uses the genre to effectively open a window into a time and place, using the mystery and Duffy’s travails to further illuminate the history that he is so effectively conveying.
Posted by Robert Goodman
Bill Hosking is well known in legal circles, probably less outside of them, but his many years of experience, and sheer number of cases that he appeared in - mostly as defence counsel, is a telling testimony about this man's standing, and understanding, of the law.
Posted by Karen

Recommendations

A very clever and absorbing book, THE GIRL BEFORE is a psychological thriller that delivers.
Read without guilt! A SIMPLE FAVOUR scoots along at a breakneck space and is anything but predictable.
Compulsive, entertaining and tense reading from an author to watch.
Part history lesson, part social exploration, the Sean Duffy series from Irish-Australian writer Adrian McKinty is required crime fiction reading. Reviewed at: Newtown Review of Books
Police at the Station… continues to be the best of crime fiction. McKinty uses the genre to effectively open a window into a time and place, using the mystery and Duffy’s travails to further illuminate the history that he is so effectively conveying.
If ever there was a book that shows that the Best Swedish Crime Novel award needs to be closely followed, QUICKSAND is it.
Author Tony Cavanaugh has had a long and illustrious career in film and tv and thus brings that excellent crafting of place and character to his crime novels. All of his creations are wholly convincing and though sketched with typical Australian economy, they are entirely recognizable in their landscape.
It's been a while since finishing a debut book made me mildly miffed I'd have to wait a while for the second in the series.

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A very clever and absorbing book, THE GIRL BEFORE is a psychological thriller that delivers.
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Read without guilt! A SIMPLE FAVOUR scoots along at a breakneck space and is anything but predictable.
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Compulsive, entertaining and tense reading from an author to watch.
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...but if you stick with it you are given plenty of glimpses of who Otto Berliner is and where he's likely to be heading.
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A change of format / style from all the crime fiction I've been reading lately - and a local true crime book about the goings on in the Health Services Union.
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Final dip into the #yeahnoir pile for the weekend.
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Second from the NZ list over the weekend - this is another in what's an increasing number of books from that part of the world exploring consequences.
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A bit of a chilly, sometimes showery weekend meant any excuse for some reading - and this was the standout of the entire bunch.
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Part history lesson, part social exploration, the Sean Duffy series from Irish-Australian writer Adrian McKinty is required crime fiction reading. Reviewed at: Newtown Review of Books
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Police at the Station… continues to be the best of crime fiction. McKinty uses the genre to effectively open a window into a time and place, using the mystery and Duffy’s travails to further illuminate the history that he is so effectively conveying.
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Bill Hosking is well known in legal circles, probably less outside of them, but his many years of experience, and sheer number of cases that he appeared in - mostly as defence counsel, is a telling testimony about this man's standing, and understanding, of the law.
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Picked this one up on the weekend - so far rather engaging read.
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All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced.
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Started this one on Sunday night - first in the Ngaire Blakes series.
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The second novel out of New Zealand I've been able to read that explores the after-affects of crime. Let's hope this is not just a glitch in the continuum as both of these novels now have been thought-provoking and challenging.
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...this is extremely entertaining and engaging crime fiction - with a great central character to boot.
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Read for this month's face to face bookclub, another book that divided opinion which is always a good thing.
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