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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.

Currently Reading - The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable, Carol Baxter

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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 Awards

2014 Ned Kelly Shortlist was announced by ACWA tonight at the Bendigo Writers Festival. Full list is here: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/2014-ned-kelly-awards

Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin

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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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For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further £200,000 for Oxfam's work.

Currently Reading & Cometh the Mini Series - The Mandarin Code, Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

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Been reading this follow up book for a few days now, and was very pleased to get a note in my email today advising that there's a mini series on the way:

SCREEN AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR POLITICAL THRILLER MINI SERIES SET IN CANBERRA

Celebrating the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards with a giveaway for readers / supporters

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.

Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards announced

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. The Ngaio Marsh Award is made annually for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Currently Reading - Only the Dead, Ben Sanders

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So far I've read the second and now this - the third Sean Devereaux novel from NZ author Ben Sanders. Set in Auckland this is a fast paced, dry, very noir styled series.

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When a failed witness protection operation ends in multiple homicides, evidence suggests the crime is linked to a series of violent robberies in Auckland City.

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