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Currently Reading - One Boy Missing, Stephen Orr

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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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It was a butcher on smoko who reported the man stashing the kid in the car boot. He didn't really know whether he'd seen anything at all, though. Maybe an abduction? Maybe just a stressed-out father.

2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners

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 (reviewed here).

McKinty, who settled in Melbourne five years ago, received the honour at the Brisbane Writers Festival on Saturday night when the Australian Crime Writer’s Association (ACWA) celebrated the best crime-related books of the year.

Currently Reading - Bangkok Cowboy, Ron McMillan

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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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In Bangkok anything – or anyone – can be had for a price.

Currently Reading - Skinjob, Bruce McCabe

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Yes, I'm reading a crime fiction / science fiction cross genre novel. It happens. 

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SOCIETY IS DIVIDED. Silicon Valley has taken virtual sex to the extreme, encouraging men to act out their darkest and most violent sexual fantasies. Militant feminists and churches are bitterly opposed. Powerful corporations battle for market control. In the midst of a fierce protest campaign, a bomb goes off in San Francisco.

Currently Reading - After the Silence, Jake Woodhouse

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New series, set in Amsterdam featuring, allegedly, the Dutch version of Rebus.

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Introducing Inspector Jaap Rykel in a crime debut that does for Amsterdam what Rankin did for Edinburgh

A murdered policeman, a dead businessman hanging from a hook, a building burnt to the ground in an arson attack and a missing girl - identity unknown.

Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory

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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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Currently Reading - Surrender, Donna Malane

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The first in the Diane Rowe series, read second of course. I think this might be my "thing". Never ever ever getting my act together well enoug to read a series in order.

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"A detective as tough as the country she comes from..."

Missing persons expert Diane Rowe is used to making sense of other people's lives. It's just a pity she's not having much luck with her own.

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