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What makes this series one that's particularly appealing are the characters.
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Music and popular culture provide the backdrop to this long-awaited new Billy Glasheen novel
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Everything winds together nicely here, using plenty of action and pace, and just enough real-life reflections as well as "what if" scenarios to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, and, as is less often the case in thrillers, wondering about the greyness of right and wrong.
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It’s a gutsy move to put the first sentence of your novel on the front cover. Even more so when the text is given more prominence than the name of the book itself. But it is a great ‘what’s in the box?’ first sentence
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This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Starting with the True Crime listing.
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A book I've been trying to juggle to the top of the list for a while - this is historical true crime, written in the style of a great yarn.
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Debut book - high tech bank robbery!
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Started reading this over the weekend. Very engaging young adult novel that tackles an interesting combination of more current day problems for the younger crowd, along with much that has always been the same.
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GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC is the second in the Mitchell Parker thriller series, so reading them backwards (as I am) is clearing up some unknowns, and creating a few more.
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'Tart noir has a new champion' Angela Savage is one of the quotes on the cover of this book. Tart noir is one of my very favourite things.
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The Exit is another strong, complex and disturbing book by Fitzgerald.
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The Emmanuel Cooper series has been impressive from its outset.
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The author of COLD DECEPTION has had many years experience in the Criminal Justice system, and that knowledge shines through in this debut crime fiction offering.
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Two books in and the Zigic and Ferreira is a new much anticipated, favourite series.
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Every now and again you come across an author who writes fabulous books, and yet, sadly seems to stay too far below the radar.
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Second book from the weekend's reading - historical set in the timeframe and place of the Dismissal.
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Weekend reading - very very good weekend reading.
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Set in Wellington New Zealand, Jennifer Mortimer's book TRILEMMA brings her main character - Linnet Mere to a new city in search of lost family connections and love.
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The final of the Easter reading pile, Cold Deception is a debut crime novel from an Australian erotica and romance writer.
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It is a tough gig trying to follow up your own hugely successful debut novel. SJ Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep, the domestic thriller about a woman with short term memory loss was a world-wide bestseller and was turned into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
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Don't ask me to explain this but heading off to Russia over Easter felt like the thing to do....
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The second of the Jennifer Shot series I've read, SHOT THROUGH THE HEART is Australian crime fiction of the humorous, slightly dippy female protagonist kind.
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Second in the series, second I've read - even though I'm working my way backwards because that's what I do (sometimes).
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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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