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If the underlying agenda doesn't interest you, this might be a book that reader's with a preference for that sort of jolly hockey sticks, slightly exaggerated absurdist humour will really love.
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Wonderfully evocative and beautifully delivered, NEST was utterly mesmerising.
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A shattering, emotional rollercoaster of a book, just as the blurb puts it, WRATH is all about a mistake that we could all make, and the redemption that some of us deserve.
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WHAT SHE LEFT has created a record in these parts as one of the most picked up and put down, unable to continue books that this reader has struggled with for quite some time.
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Think of these as good, fun, spare moment fillers and you've got it in one.
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... definitely a novel that would be worth consideration by readers of noir or crime fiction in general who like to support a new author, trying their hand at a well established format.
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Deadly Obsession is the second outing for junior detective Lexie Rogers, and is another solid procedural with a heavy dash of romance from former policewoman Karen Davis.
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It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ....
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Catching up on weekend's reading as usual
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I was very intrigued by the idea behind Brisbane journalist Belinda Pollard's debut novel - a 'who's the unknown killer in the group' adventure thriller set in one of New Zealand's most ruggedly gorgeous national parks
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Based on the true story of the trial of two men in 1871, THE PETTICOAT MEN places real-life characters into a fictional scenario to create an extremely entertaining, and very readable story.
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The third in the Jennifer Shot series, Shot Through the Heart is set in Tasmania.
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This series is good, old-fashioned, crime / mystery fiction in the best sense of the style. There's a light touch to the humour, a genuine puzzle to be solved with sufficient red herrings to keep a reader's attention.
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Peter Carey returns to Australia for his latest novel. Picking up on the zeitgeist of hacktivism and information freedom, Carey seeks to examine how cyber-activism is born.
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Combining history with mystery and a hefty dose of romance, A HISTORY OF CRIME was both a fascinating and slightly frustrating read.
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Bookclub book - this year's resolution is to read the book club books! (and not just show up and drink wine).
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The blurb on the back of AMNESIA reads exactly like that of a really good thriller. A threat that unleashes something frightening in the world, and the battle to find the perpetrator.
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Leaning towards hard-boiled in styling and subject matter, Dolan has created a team of investigator's and a scenario for them to work in that really feels like it's got legs. Certainly hope so.
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The second book from a weekend's reading - started this on Sunday after being momentarily distracted by Sherlock on the TV.
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My over the weekend reading.
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Brutal, funny, dark, difficult, discomforting and a hell of a ride, THE GLORIOUS HERESIES (and you just know this has to be said) was utterly glorious.
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A Thriller, LOOK CLOSER, is set in London against the backdrop of British Politics, but the scenario could be played out in any similar democracy.
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Cliff Hardy is the original Sydney detective, a true stalwart of Australian crime and always delivers a great read.
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The second in the Le Fanu series, set in pre-Independence India.
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Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.
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There are plenty of points in The Defence that require the reader to suspend their disbelief. And one of the central twists is fairly obvious from the outset. But the narrative is written with such verve, and Eddie is such a likeable rogue/hero, that it is easy to just go with the flow and enjoy.
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The first book, THE HOLIDAY MURDERS marked a change in series, but not style, for author Robert Gott. Much of this author's crime fiction writing has concentrated on historical time periods, in particular around the second world war.
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This is the end – for now – of the Ella Marconi series by Australian thriller writer Katherine Howell.
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The strength of this series is not in the individual books however but the series as a whole. As crime fiction for Young Adults, these books are about a lot of things - teenage attraction, love, friendship, boundary stretching and family angst.
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Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :)
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Such a fabulous author of thrillers, I always end up kicking myself when I let these books linger too long.
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This was a re-read over the long weekend and a perfect way to fill in an afternoon in the sun.
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A thriller from Australian writer Peter Carey, somebody who is more known for their "literary" output than their genre work.
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Over the long weekend some serious reading took place, starting with this debut from NZ author Ben Atkins.
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