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With hindsight possibly not a good choice right after a non-fiction book about the "war on terror"... a thriller set right in the middle of that territory :)
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If ever there was a book that you'd want to be fiction, if there could have been a reason for even less respect for the Howard Government and the purposeful devaluation of the political process... well.
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A new book out of WA - there's something in the water over there.
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Should have got a lot of things done over the weekend. Couldn't put this down instead.
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4 novellas in one, with (not surprisingly) Cars and Girls as the central themes, although sex and violence also get a big outing.
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Right, so I'm a rev-head and a massive fan of the yearly Mount Panorama race. So the opening sequence of QUICK not only appealed, it works. It describes the action on one of those mad opening laps like you were there.
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Join journalist and lawyer Julie Szego, as she explores a shocking miscarriage of justice.
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Another New Zealander writing crime fiction - this time set in Turangi, featuring the beautiful Tongariro River and fly fishing. Honestly!
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Lots of disclaimers come with the reading of this one.
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Over the weekend I found it very difficult to put this one down.
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Have been lucky enough to read a few of the books from Le French Book - French crime fiction translated and they have all been different and really interesting - so looking forward to this police procedural styled story.
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Second in the Lexie Rogers series from ex-cop Karen Davis.
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Having first come across the author when he was known as "The Honest Conman" talking on ABC Regional Radio - I'm going to take a guess at the idea he might know what he's talking about here.
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And Sunday evening saw this book started.
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Did some reading over the weekend :)
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Still catching up with some excellent local books - it's so exciting to think that no matter HOW many good books I read, there are more piling up.
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Belfast born, Australian resident, Adrian McKinty has won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction for his novel IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE, newcomer Candice Fox won the Best First Fiction for her horror/thriller HADES, documentary maker and journalist John Safran won the best True Crime Award for MURDER IN MISSISSIPPI and the Sandra Harvey Award goes to Emma Viskic for WEB DESIGN
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1920's India, written by an author with a most interesting background (and a love of cricket?)
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Spent the weekend in exotic places - firstly with the great characters in the first Mason & Dixie thriller set in Bangkok.
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Yes, I'm reading a crime fiction / science fiction cross genre novel. It happens.
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New series, set in Amsterdam featuring, allegedly, the Dutch version of Rebus.
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Something Andrew Nette mentioned in Bendigo a few weekends ago reminded me that I had this book on my tablet, and I'd started to read it and then got distracted. So now I'm very pleased to be revisiting some of the earlier stories, and finishing off the few I'd missed.
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The first in the Diane Rowe series, read second of course.
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I'd intended on doing a lot of work around the farm this weekend. Didn't. Read this instead (if you're noticing this Michael - read EVERY word :) )
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The electrifying story of a criminal Quaker, a poisoned mistress, and the dawn of the information age in Victorian England.
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2014 Ned Kelly Shortlist was announced by ACWA tonight at the Bendigo Writers Festival
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A project for Oxfam, OxCrimes is a collection of short stories from some of the very best crime fiction writers.
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Follow up to The Marmalade Files, this book comes with some very good news.
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The Ngaio Marsh Award are running a competition where readers around the world can go into the draw to win a personally signed copy of the eventual NM Award-winning novel. There are no geographic limits on the prize.
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FOUR OUTSTANDING novels have been announced as the finalists for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented on 30 August following The Great New Zealand Crime Debate event at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.
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So far I've read the second and now this - the third Sean Devereaux novel from NZ author Ben Sanders.
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I will admit to having been looking forward to this book immensely. So no pressure...
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Not going to pretend that the sheer size of this is not making it a rather daunting undertaking.
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The Cleaner absolutely blew me away, and Joe Victim is a follow up to that book. Sounds good to me :)
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Honestly, it does not matter how many books you read in the world, there always seems to be more that you should have read. Somehow I missed the first in this series so have some catching up to do.
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I've been very remiss with Paddy Richardson's books - I have quite a few of them in the shaky Mt TBR which obviously needs a darn good re-prioritising.
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It's been cold in these parts - so a good weekend for some reading.
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Spent last night chasing bulls, ducks and geese around in circles in the dark and the rain - so it was a relief to get back inside, in front of the fire and read something that is actually much better than the blurb indicates.
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Debut thriller from Australian based, New York born former violinist Diane Hester who now lives in Port Lincoln. Quite a bio :)
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An Australian thriller series of three books, The Purifier is the opening salvo.
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It is always a good weekend when you get to dip into something unexpected from New Zealand.
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Over the weekend I managed to get some reading done for a change.. thankfully the bull stayed in his paddock, the cats didn't attempt any escape routines and the Guinea Fowl (mostly) stopped chasing the chooks around in circles. Don't ask what the sheep did - you can't win all of them.
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First for me, but fifth in the Wiki Coffin series, it's always a huge pleasure to get my hands on a book from New Zealand.
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From the "started this over the long weekend" list - loving the sense of humour in this book.
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The good part about long weekends is a chance to do some reading catch up - and I've been trying to get this book to the top of the stack for ages now.
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A break from local reading to catch up with a brilliant series.
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I've no idea how to describe this one, except to say I've been champing at the bit to get to read it.
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Debut book from a local author set in South Australian farming country.
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Debut book looking at crime from the forensic technician's point of view - with a twist.
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