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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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If there's two things this last bout of extreme weather has taught me - don't try to use the much vaunted SkyMuster for anything and don't think you'll get much reading done when you're running around digging trenches for water to run off.
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Profoundly personal retelling of a family torn apart by a suicide and then a triple murder.
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On Thursday 6th October, there are some events being organised around the University of Melbourne and a research project: "Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century", with some great crime, romance and fantasy writers speaking!
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Another from the been waiting far too long pile.
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There should be no doubt whatsoever that the reason for reading this is that I'm a big fan of Candice Fox's work.
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Another from last week's reading - opening salvo in the Holger Munch & Mia Kruger series.
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Having just had a week off to work on the property, didn't quite achieve the numbers of books to be read that I'd hoped.
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From the increasing true crime stacks.
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Catching up on the backlist as much as I can - this has been in the queue for a while now.
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I've been wanting to see what the buzz was about - particularly as it's a debut and there have been some stonkingly good debuts around recently.
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This is more of a have read, than an am reading, as I tore through this very rapidly.
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Having had a stellar run of reading recently I've been doing a fair amount of starting, and then not being able to go on with books this week. Nothing to do with the books.
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On Sunday 28th August, we announced the 2016 Ned Kelly Award winners at a "star studded event" in Melbourne...
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It was a hometown quinella tonight as Paul Cleave and Ray Berard were announced as the winners of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.
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Started reading this a few nights ago and as much as I say I'm not really one for paranormal, this is a great, Australian "blokey" paranormal series.
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It was still rainy on Sunday so I continued the celebration.
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It rained over the weekend so I gave myself a treat to celebrate.
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July on AustCrime, and another busy month of reading and reviewing.
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A personal story, written by victim's friend, 40 years after the killing of a young woman in Rockhampton, Queensland.
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If somebody could explain to me why the hell I waited so long to read this book then I'd be eternally grateful.
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I will not for a moment pretend that this isn't a treat read, a reward for getting to the end of the holiday and pretty much avoiding everything that we were supposed to do.
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Second book read in the latter part of our week off.
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This was from last week's holiday reading - probably should mention that it went particularly well with a very good Pyrenees Cab Sav.
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Another from this week's reading pile, which is, to be honest, from the very overdue section.
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Perfect little filler and lead in to Drainland
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To be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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Attempting a bit of a week off work - which should mean a bit of catching up on reading. She says hoping.
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The 2016 Ngaio Marsh Shortlist has been announced - this is required reading for crime fiction fans.
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The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.
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The ‘long shortlist’ for Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books has just been announced
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Another from the go away I'm busy pile...
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Due out in September, but there's only so much alluring sitting around a book like this can do before a reader just has to sit down and read the thing.
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From now until the final page is turned on this one be warned. I really don't care what anybody else wants, unless it's a life-threatening emergency, I'm busy.
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After managing to keep this up for quite a few months - I forgot to do May and now I'm late with June....
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I was "patiently" waiting for my partner to finish this one after we were lucky enough to see the author talk about the book at an event in Dunnolly.
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Last night I was all set for a watch of Le Tour de France. Love the stages in the mountains, for the scenery as much as the tactical team riding. But then I picked up DEVOUR, devoured the first 50 pages and lost track of the tour shenanigans completely. Fell asleep with the book on my nose.
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I started reading this before this current cold snap - but now it's feeling oddly apocalyptic.
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