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Suzanne Falkiner has used a combination of the facts of the case, and both the victim and perpetrator's life and fleshed that out with non-fiction elements, expanding on the facts to create a logical, and believable narrative.
Posted by Karen
The American is definitely not the last we will be seeing of Leone Scarmacio and most readers will be hanging on to see what happens next.
Posted by Robert Goodman
Happily surprised by the ending of COME TO HARM, pleasing surprised by how enjoyable this book was, not so surprised that the rest of the standalones from this author are now on the To Be Read list.
Posted by Karen
In great timing, Reviewing the Evidence have just published my review of the winner of the 2015 Ned Kelly for Best First Crime Fiction.
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In great timing, Reviewing the Evidence have just published my review of the winner of the 2015 Ned Kelly for Best First Crime Fiction.
Pleasantville is crime writing as it should be – engaging, compulsive and surprising but never losing sight of deeper social and human drivers that sit behind the action.
Clever, evocative, funny with that wonderful sense of place and character that stays away from feeling like a film script, and sticks firmly within a police procedural framework. This is exactly the sort of novel that Darian Richards deserves. Let's hope there's a lot more to come.
Music and popular culture provide the backdrop to this long-awaited new Billy Glasheen novel

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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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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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