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Currently Reading - Thornydevils, T.W. Lawless

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Have to admit that the references right at the start to the Truth Newspaper had me smiling.

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It is Melbourne 1989. While investigating organised crime, Peter Clancy is caught up in a sinister plot involving drug importation, police corruption, and some very kinky sex.

Along the way, Peter meets a young lawyer and is instantly besotted with her—unlike his friends and colleagues who see something disturbing beneath her wholesome exterior.

Currently Reading - St Kilda Blues by Geoffrey McGeachin

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The third in the Charlie Berlin series, which has been a) much anticipated and b) a one weekend read.

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It's 1967, the summer of love, and in swinging Melbourne Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin has been hauled out of exile in the Fraud Squad to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl, the daughter of a powerful and politically connected property developer. As Berlin's inquiries uncover more missing girls he gets an uneasy feeling he may be dealing with the city's first serial killer.

Currently Reading - No Witness, No Case - Bill Robertson

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A new book from local author and ex-cop Bill Robertson - set in Melbourne and Heathcote. The area around Bendigo seems to be becoming crime fiction central in this state.

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Currently Reading - Stalin's Gold, Mark Ellis

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Book 2 in the Frank Merlin series, the first seems to have passed me by completely. Hopefully it's as good as this one is, a sort of crime fiction, police procedural, historical, not quite spy but nonetheless sneaky goings on story.

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December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down.

Currently Reading - What Came Before, Anna George

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There's opening sequences in books, and then there's the opening sequence in this book!

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David Forrester and Elle Nolan are sophisticated, mature people who don’t understand love. They live in a world where love is revered but marriages commonly end in divorce, or worse.

When jaded lawyer David meets Elle, he decides she’s his last chance of happiness and does everything he can to woo her and keep her. Everything, that is, except face his demons.

Currently Reading - Present Darkness, Malla Nunn

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The fourth Emmanuel Cooper book, due out in June, I'm giving into that no impulse control thing again and reading this now.

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Set in the corrupt, unforgiving world of apartheid South Africa, this novel in the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series follows Cooper as he faces a test of loyalty and friendship.

Currently Reading - A Morbid Habit, Annie Hauxwell

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Apparently I have poor impulse control. And this is supposed to be news. But really, the latest Catherine Berlin was always going to be very hard to resist.  Apologies to other authors waiting for reviews - I've been bad as A MORBID HABIT isn't actually due out until July but I simply could not help myself.

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Currently Reading - Nightmare in Burgundy, Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noël Balen

The third book in the Benjamin Cooker Winemaker series out of France. Needless to say I've got the cart before the horse again and now have to read the second. Fabulous, cosier, wine focused series for fans of any combination of the above.

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Currently Reading - How I Became the Mr Big of People Smuggling, Martin Chambers

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This book managed quite successfully to hold my attention for a one sitting read, despite the ebb and flow of visitors in and out of the place for the last couple of weeks.

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Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap year. But at Palmenter Station, nothing is what it seems. Nick is about to discover there’s a lot of grey between black and white, between legal and illegal and between right and wrong.

Currently Reading - Hades, Candice Fox

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From the WOW pile of Australian Crime Fiction.

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Hades Archer, the man they call the Lord of the Underworld, surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem for a fee. Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants 'lost'. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...

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