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Could be one for those interested in historical fiction, with a particularly female perspective.
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The Hanne Wilhelmsen series from Norwegian author Anne Holt is fabulous, even if it is being translated out of sequence.
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The first in a new series of books set in India, THE KOLKATA CONUNDRUM is lyrical and amusing writing, steeped in a sense of place and culture that will leave readers craving more.
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Let Me Die in His Footsteps is not a crime novel in the traditional sense but it has crime and a deep mystery at its core and plenty of crime to go round.
Posted by Robert Goodman
If you've not read the earlier books then there's no reason why you couldn't start with NATIONS DIVIDED, but you'll then probably want to go back to the start anyway.
Posted by Karen
Set in Dunedin, New Zealand, local writer Jane Woodham obviously loves the place that she lives in.
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Recommendations

The Hanne Wilhelmsen series from Norwegian author Anne Holt is fabulous, even if it is being translated out of sequence.
Does it sound like there is a lot going on in this novel? There is.

Rain Dogs has everything readers have come to expect from this series – an engaging mystery to drive the plot, an underlying historical issue to be investigated and as always, Duffy’s tragi-comic observations of Ireland in the 1980s.

INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE is a stonkingly good debut.

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Could be one for those interested in historical fiction, with a particularly female perspective.
Posted by Karen
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January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.
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The Hanne Wilhelmsen series from Norwegian author Anne Holt is fabulous, even if it is being translated out of sequence.
Posted by Karen
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I've been wading around on the darker side for a while now, and this is very light, cosy stuff with a humorous side which kind of appealed over the weekend.
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I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.
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The first in a new series of books set in India, THE KOLKATA CONUNDRUM is lyrical and amusing writing, steeped in a sense of place and culture that will leave readers craving more.
Posted by Karen
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Let Me Die in His Footsteps is not a crime novel in the traditional sense but it has crime and a deep mystery at its core and plenty of crime to go round.
Posted by Robert Goodman
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If you've not read the earlier books then there's no reason why you couldn't start with NATIONS DIVIDED, but you'll then probably want to go back to the start anyway.
Posted by Karen
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Set in Dunedin, New Zealand, local writer Jane Woodham obviously loves the place that she lives in.
Posted by Karen
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There's a giveaway running this week on Jean Bedford's first book - Signs of Murder - ebook from http://www.amazon.com
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The Darkest Secret opens with a promising prologue. An email regarding the hunt for a missing three-year-old girl followed by a number of witness statements relating to a weekend away in 2004 when the girl went missing.
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Been hearing lots and lots of whispers about how good this interesting approach to true crime is.
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A man washes up on a beach in the Hebridean Isle of Harris. Who is he, how did he get there and why does he have the feeling that he has done something unforgivable?
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Does it sound like there is a lot going on in this novel? There is.
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Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.
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The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.
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From earlier in this week - something I've wanted to read for a while, so one of my "just because" reads for this month.
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The mafia is a fertile subject matter for a political thriller.

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Rain Dogs has everything readers have come to expect from this series – an engaging mystery to drive the plot, an underlying historical issue to be investigated and as always, Duffy’s tragi-comic observations of Ireland in the 1980s.

Posted by Karen
Book Review

Rain Dogs has everything readers have come to expect from this series – an engaging mystery to drive the plot, an underlying historical issue to be investigated and as always, Duffy’s tragi-comic observations of Ireland in the 1980s.

Posted by Robert Goodman
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The strength of this series really is the all-roundedness of it.

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It's a series this reader would be interested in following - especially if the central character turns out to be a tricky bloke to deal with - have a bit of a weakness for those prickly, difficult types.

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The 4th book in the excellent Cate Austin series, because I'm an absolute idiot, I've missed the 3rd. Now will have to restack the teetering stacks!
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This book, from India, has such a wonderful sense of place and culture, partially due to the "tone" of the writing, which is beautifully lyrical.
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Eden Archer, Australia’s answer to Dexter Morgan, and her damaged partner Frank Bennett are back at work in Fall, investigating a series of murders of women joggers.

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While there are plenty of twists and a little bait and switch, the plot strands come together in much the way thriller readers would expect. It is down to May’s skill as a writer that Coffin Road is an engaging, if not particularly original thriller.

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A run down on reviews and books read during December.
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Third book from 2 time Ned Kelly Award winner - I've been hoarding this just a little, until I could sit and do a one / two sitting read. Perfect for the last weekend of holidays then.
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Wanted a change of pace and something from the true stacks.
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It's always a Good New Year when you open a book from Adrian McKinty and from the starting paragraph you're hooked.
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When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others - demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....
Posted by Andrea Thompson
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Technically I'm not here - we're taking a few weeks off from computers to try to recharge battered batteries. It's been so bloody hot here we've nearly melted and nope it hasn't rained. Not a bloody drop.
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Best of 2015 (Up until now of course, there's still some December left).
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A paranormal crime thriller with a blokey sensibility, Skin Deep is set in a Brisbane still dealing with the after-effects of many years of Joh rule.

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Peter Corris’s Cliff Hardy series is the gift that keeps on giving for fans of no-frills, Australian-noir detective fiction.

Posted by Robert Goodman
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Jonathan Kellerman is taking a break from his long running Alex Delaware series (thirty books and counting) to focus on a new type of psychologist.

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Read by our f2f bookclub, this turned into a fascinating discussion.

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