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Second from SA based author, Reece Pocock.
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Look I don't know why these books appeal but they make me laugh!
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First from a bitterly cold weekend's reading. This is another entry from the Ned Kelly submissions to be reviewed at http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com
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A debut book that people have been talking up very loudly.
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Another book from both the Davitt's and Ned Kelly listings.
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The last from my currently reading pile - the latest from Karin Fossum.
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Another picked up because of this year's Ned Kelly Awards submissions list, I've got to get to the Davitt's list next!
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"The true story of Australia's first female serial killer" as it says on the cover, is absolutely fascinating.
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The latest Jack Emery book this officially brings to an end my current binge of these three :)
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Something for our f2f bookclub gathering on Sunday.
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4 days away from the day jobs (so will catch up with some emails etc next week) so I'm treating myself to something I've been wanting to read since it arrived.
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The third in the DS Allie Shenton series this the second for me.
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Set in Africa, this is a series that I've been very remiss in keeping up to date with.
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Second in the Jack Emery series, I'm having a bit of a binge :)
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There are a lot of books I should be reading right now, but this one shouted loudest.
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Started this on the weekend, new book from the collaboration of Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury.
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Another one from the weekend's reading.
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It looks like in order to get a reasonable number of books read, you also need to have a very busy weekend. It felt a bit like Spencer Street Station here this weekend.
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Look I know I shouldn't like these books - they should be the sort of thing I run a mile from. And yet....
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The latest re-released June Wright book - for review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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Another book from the weekend's reading pile.
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First of the weekend's reading - a thriller set in and around Manhattan, with a slightly different take on "domestic noir".
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Head down catching up with some of the books I've had here for too long and contributing to my quest for the Neddies 2015 Best First Crime entries.
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The third book in the Peter Clancy series sees him in London, working for one of the "red-top" gossip newspapers and getting his love life all out of control. Not sure why these books aren't getting more attention - it's a great series.
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To be reviewed over at Newtown Review of books - this is the second of the re-released Maggie Byrnes series.
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Dishonour takes on some very current day issues, so this should be an interesting read.
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It's probably the cover - which makes me sigh with how shallow that sounds - but I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. Set in Melbourne in World War II thus far it's beating expectations hands down.
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This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Starting with the True Crime listing.
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A book I've been trying to juggle to the top of the list for a while - this is historical true crime, written in the style of a great yarn.
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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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'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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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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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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Don't ask me to explain this but heading off to Russia over Easter felt like the thing to do....
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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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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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The third in the Jennifer Shot series, Shot Through the Heart is set in Tasmania.
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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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The second book from a weekend's reading - started this on Sunday after being momentarily distracted by Sherlock on the TV.
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My over the weekend reading.
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The second in the Le Fanu series, set in pre-Independence India.
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Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.
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Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :)
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Such a fabulous author of thrillers, I always end up kicking myself when I let these books linger too long.
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This was a re-read over the long weekend and a perfect way to fill in an afternoon in the sun.
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A thriller from Australian writer Peter Carey, somebody who is more known for their "literary" output than their genre work.
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Over the long weekend some serious reading took place, starting with this debut from NZ author Ben Atkins.
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