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Picked this one up on the weekend - so far rather engaging read.
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All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced.
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Started this one on Sunday night - first in the Ngaire Blakes series.
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From the weekend's reading list.
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The second novel out of New Zealand I've been able to read that explores the after-affects of crime. Let's hope this is not just a glitch in the continuum as both of these novels now have been thought-provoking and challenging.
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Slipping this one in as a bit of a change of pace from fiction.
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Long weekend reading part 3.
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Part 2 of the long weekend's reading.
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Long weekend reading part 1
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Debut Aussie Crime Novel The Dark Lake attracts enormous buzz
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Another from the Ngaio Marsh piles - this time a police procedural styled book set in Auckland.
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This is more of a novella - entered in the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
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Picked this one up recently - billed as comic farce.
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Started this NZ based story on the weekend.
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Fun read for next month's f2f bookclub
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This comes with a lot of very positive press and comments.
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Sometimes life is very unreasonable.
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What's this doing on a crime fiction site?
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The third Frank Swann book - the setting is wonderfully done - and oddly nostalgic :)
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f2f Bookclub read
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This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number.
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Another that's been lurking on the piles for way too long. Perhaps that should be the New Year's Resolution - more reading!
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This was a brilliant reading experience, and a history lesson into the bargain. Intricate but fascinating.
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Another that's been lingering on the reading piles way too long.
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Bittersweet experience reading this - the last Cliff Hardy novel.
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This one came highly recommended so I've been trying to shuffle it up the list for a while now.
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This was a bit of a personal treat read.
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Have been hiding out from computers, reading a lot and catching up on a lot of nothing in the lead up to returning to work tomorrow. So a catchup on the reading list before then.
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Robert Goodman shared his Top Five Crime novels of 2016 late last year at http://pilebythebed.com/index.php/2016/top-five-crime-2016/
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This is a series that has been on my radar for a while, and of course, I've been slow in getting to it and I'm starting with Book 2.
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Picked this up over the weekend - lordy it's good. For review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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Lot of sitting around waiting recently - so an ebook, and something set in Asia for a change.
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When Marshall Browne sadly died in February 2014 he had finished, and edited his final Inspector Anders novel.
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Time to immerse myself again in Scandinavian crime fiction, although this is a re-read of a book that's been recently re-released. The first in the Stubo and Vik series.
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From the embarrassingly overdue pile...
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2nd in the really enjoyable Mason & Dixie series - set in Thailand and the trans-gender community.
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This is one I will admit I've been trying to read for a while. Interesting snippets of life at that time, surrounded by enormous amounts of Lady this and Lord whoever type gossipy stuff that was a boring as...
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Perfect filler read around weekend activities.
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Really happy to be reading the latest from Rachel Amphlett, and first in a new series based around Detective Kay Hunter. Blog tour details in the graphic in the article.
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October on AustCrime because I'm back getting my act together.
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Time for a change as I've been reading a lot of local or straight-forward crime fiction recently. This from an author who is known for their blend of psychological horror and realism.
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The fifth in the Dody McCleland series - murder, investigation, women's rights and some crossroads for both McCleland and Pike.
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A wonderful collection of writings from a range of inmates in the Junee Correctional Centre. Heart-felt, confrontational, often extremely raw, this is the sort of collection of writings that you need to take your time with, dip in and out of, re-read and think about. A wonderful collection of writings from a range of inmates in the Junee Correctional Centre. Heart-felt, confrontational, often extremely raw, this is the sort of collection of writings that you need to take your time with, dip in and out of, re-read and think about.
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I'm an idiot and I'm now two books from different series by author Felicity Young behind. So last night I tossed a coin to decide which one comes first - Flare-Up it is, to be followed closely by A Donation of Murder.
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Latest from the review pile - this time for http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com
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Read both of these in preparation for our next f2f bookclub meeting. I predict an excellent discussion.
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SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree - Sisters in Crime Australia's 25th Anniversary Convention
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I have been intrigued about this book since first mentioned.
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So far, I'm really liking this one...
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August and September combined because - yep I forgot.
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