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An unusual cross genre book - to be reviewed at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/
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Second from this weekend, this author says his influences are John Mortimer, PG Wodehouse and William Boyd and you can definitely see that :)
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In a weekend where reading was somewhat brief and fleeting, this was such a lucky choice. Fascinating little book.
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A new book from Crickey correspondent, set in the world of corporate / government cyber-terrorism.
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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. Now onto the last category - Best Crime (which I've left to last as I've got quite a few reviews up now).
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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. Now onto Best First where I'm relieved to note a slightly better performance so far, with potential to improve.
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Nothing more annoying than knowing you've loved the first book in a series, and despite promises, haven't read the 2nd until there's now 3 and 4 out. Sheesh.
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Been looking forward to this one immensely. Readers who haven't discovered this series yet - can't recommend it highly enough. For review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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The first of last weekend's reading.
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Jumped up the priority queue when my partner raved about this last week.
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For our f2f bookclub, this won the 2013 Ned Kelly True Crime Award.
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Sometimes the world is a kind place and a new book from a favoured author appears, and it is very very good into the bargain.
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Another from the 2015 Neddies Best First category read over the weekend.
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Another from the Ned Kelly nomination - this time the Best First category.
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FIVE OUTSTANDING novels full of mystery and intrigue have been announced as the shortlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented at a WORD Christchurch event in late September.
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Another from the 2015 Neddies Submission list - this time the True Crime section.
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We've all been waiting a very long time for this and boy does it not disappoint. To be reviewed at Newtown Review of Books.
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This weekend we did the unexpected (and appreciated) thing of taking a day off from everything but the bare essentials "on the farm" and read. A whole day reading. Bliss.
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From Crime Factory Publications, started this last night and it's dark, brutal and fascinating, with just a hint of something odd going on :)
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Because I'm a glutton for punishment, let's add the 2015 Davitt's Award to the upcoming TBR Mountain Range - this time Adult Fiction.
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Another from my quest to read all nominees :)
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Felt like a bit of a change of pace and style, and an excuse to crave a glass or two of wine.
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A young adult book, written from the viewpoint of Luca, a young man found guilty of murdering his mother and stepfather when he was 13 years old.
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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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