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The Le Fanu series from Brian Stoddart is one of those extremely elegant combinations of mystery fiction and historical lesson that also provides huge entertainment for readers.
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What a little gem AMPLIFY turned out to be. A debut novel from journalist Mark Hollands, introducing musical impresario Billy Lime and his world of sex, drugs and rock and roll.
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A quick review of the blurb to this book will give potential readers a very good feeling for the style of the novel overall.
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Facts wrapped up in fictional expansion, THE AMAZING MRS LIVESEY tells quite a tale of the life and times of Miss Ethel Swindells (aka lots and lots of other names)
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It's an interesting idea for a debut novel - the knowing swapping of identities and the consequences from there.
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Set in Melbourne, Jasper Wolf's debut crime fiction novel has a serial killer targeting policewomen who all have very similar physical characteristics.
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Recommendations

THE SECRET CHORD is a story of an ancient King in ancient times thus it absolutely demanded a magisterial narrator.
A solid entry point to a new world, WHO'S AFRAID won't having you checking the shadows as you read - this book is not that graphic or terrifying - but it will have you cheering for Tommi as she stoically decides that her life is to be only onwards and upwards from here.
Published in full at Newtown Review of Books
In the manner of all good slow burner, tightly controlled psychological suspense novels, ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS is beautifully crafted.

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