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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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Sometimes you just need to read something with a title like "The Glorious Heresies".
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But it comes back to Morgan really, and there's always been a strong sense of validity about him. He's an all action hero with a human side, and that angle is what's particularly appealing about AVENGER.
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Worth a look and not just for those of us who grew up in the bush, remember those bands, remember The Truth, and have a feel for what it's like to be from small town 1980's and be desperate to be anywhere else.
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GUN CONTROL's another gem of a book in this series and when it comes to your lone wolf PI, there's nobody quite like Cliff Hardy.
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Definitely a series to catch up on and then follow.
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The opening lines of each viewpoint in ENTROPY by Philadelphia based author Robert Raker are the clearest indicator this reader has come across in a long time of whether or not a book is going to work for you.
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Highly recommended read for anybody who thinks that those in "power" are to be blindly trusted, believed and never scrutinised.
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In the end, this is a great book to read on a plane, or in an airport lounge, at least as a way of avoiding meeting any sociopaths.
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Jigsaw Man is the fourth in Elena Forbes’ Mark Tartaglia series. For those who have been following the trials and tribulations of Tartaglia and his team this might be a welcome catch-up with familiar characters.
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The third in the Intrepid / Alex Morgan series these thrillers are part James Bond (Daniel Craig's version), part crime fiction, part real life action hero.
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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.
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It's hard to pick whether Left Luggage is the start of a series featuring John Lawrence, and if so, how you'd get him back into other dangerous situations, although you can see how it would be an attraction for an author. Not quite a super-hero type, he's prepared to put himself on the line if required, he's brave, strong and capable.
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Right - there's stuff in the fridge that's probably edible. Work it out people, I'm reading.
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Final book on my ebook to be read list for this week - the first book in the Peter Clancy series.
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The third Mitchell Parker book from Helen Goltz, this is my first look at this series.
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There's nothing like another weekend where it's hot enough to melt bitumen to ensure some reading gets done. This books follows on from The Holiday Murders.
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Perfect for any teenager's in your life, a good read for those of us older (in some cases way way older) than that, the "EVERY" series is a wonderful entry in the Australian Crime Fiction canon.
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Historical New Zealand Crime fiction - with the central thread being corruption, land grabs and bad behaviour over money. Seems like some things never change...
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It looks very much like FOLLOW THE LEADER is heading off into series territory and it shows considerable promise in that. Certainly enough to put the first book firmly on my reading list. Nothing like being prepared when book 3 surfaces.
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World War Two has become a happy hunting ground for Australian crime writers. Authors like Geoff McGeachin and Peter Twhoig both bagged Ned Kelly Awards for crime novels set in the period.
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A debut book using an unusual device - the story from the perspective of 4 people involved in a series of child abduction and murders.
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SWEET ONE reminds that an observer's eye can be acute. When that eye is combined with sympathy, respect and love, then the stories told are strong, and in a language that's accessible, gripping, moving, emotional, provocative and forceful.
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Fans of noir stylings, of pointed, sharp and unexpected storytelling that pulls no punches, holds no bars and gets right up in your face really should be doing themselves a favour and reading this.
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Did I mention it was a good weekend for getting some reading done? Didn't quite finish this one, but certainly got started on the 2nd book in this series.
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Sit down everyone as this is the 40TH CLIFF HARDY NOVEL.
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There's nothing like a third book in the series being released to make me sit down and catch up with the second. Sigh. My bad.
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I've been trying to get to this book in the stacks forever, and I can't tell you how pleased I was to get a quiet weekend.
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