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Acclaimed author, journalist and screenwriter Helen Garner has won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Best True Crime book for ‘This House of Grief – the Story of a Murder Trial’.
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A first for me from this author, written in a very engaging manner.
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Read this over the weekend - one of those stories that sort of sit in the back of your mind, but the details were sketchy.
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From the "no idea why but let's read it anyway pile".
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Another series I'm slow off the mark with, unfortunately.
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Craig Sisterson interviewed on Radio NZ: Kiwi Crime Writing and the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Awards
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Flagged as a number 1 bestseller in Sweden, this is a very unusual book featuring a most unexpected protagonist.
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One of Australia’s most well-known authors, Helen Garner is among a strong list of writers competing for this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime.
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Reading for this for f2f bookclub this weekend.
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Slight change of pace before heading back into the stacks of crime fiction around here.
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Right - subject matter of this one's been a bit of an issue in getting started, but big girl's pants on and reading underway.
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It was cold this weekend, dry because ... you know non-existent drought in Victoria ... but reading weather because frankly too cold to battle it out the vague pointlessness of the garden.
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To be honest I was leery about another Darian Richards book being so completely over the utterly mad serial killer thing. But this is different and I'm finding it very hard to put down.
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The shortlist for the 2015 Davitt Awards has been announced tonight.
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A debut novel from Melbourne based author - to be reviewed at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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Soji Shimada, author of over 100 mystery novels, is a designer, musician, and astrology writer. Let's hope this isn't the only one of his books translated because it is wonderful.
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One from a cold weekend's reading
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Sneaking in a "want to read" rather than a "have to read" as a bit of a reward for good behaviour.
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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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