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The second in the Le Fanu series, set in pre-Independence India.
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Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.
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Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :)
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Such a fabulous author of thrillers, I always end up kicking myself when I let these books linger too long.
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This was a re-read over the long weekend and a perfect way to fill in an afternoon in the sun.
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A thriller from Australian writer Peter Carey, somebody who is more known for their "literary" output than their genre work.
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Over the long weekend some serious reading took place, starting with this debut from NZ author Ben Atkins.
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Sometimes you just need to read something with a title like "The Glorious Heresies".
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The third in the Intrepid / Alex Morgan series these thrillers are part James Bond (Daniel Craig's version), part crime fiction, part real life action hero.
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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.
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Right - there's stuff in the fridge that's probably edible. Work it out people, I'm reading.
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Final book on my ebook to be read list for this week - the first book in the Peter Clancy series.
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The third Mitchell Parker book from Helen Goltz, this is my first look at this series.
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There's nothing like another weekend where it's hot enough to melt bitumen to ensure some reading gets done. This books follows on from The Holiday Murders.
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Historical New Zealand Crime fiction - with the central thread being corruption, land grabs and bad behaviour over money. Seems like some things never change...
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A debut book using an unusual device - the story from the perspective of 4 people involved in a series of child abduction and murders.
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Did I mention it was a good weekend for getting some reading done? Didn't quite finish this one, but certainly got started on the 2nd book in this series.
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Sit down everyone as this is the 40TH CLIFF HARDY NOVEL.
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There's nothing like a third book in the series being released to make me sit down and catch up with the second. Sigh. My bad.
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I've been trying to get to this book in the stacks forever, and I can't tell you how pleased I was to get a quiet weekend.
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There are days when the trick of putting the book in one browser window and "work" in the other so you can flick backwards and forwards is very tempting.
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Something from the much lighter side, set in Sydney in the world of a book club (seemed appropriate as our own version kicked off for this year on Sunday).
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Given the 45% reference I've definitely decided to mention that this short story is from Scotland (and not just the UK :) )
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I'm juggling a few books at the moment and currently this is the one that I can't put down. As opposed to the next one I'll mention that I can't put down. (Whoever invented having to work when there are books is a meanie).
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The final (for now) in the Ella Marconi series is the perfect bittersweet read for a particularly bittersweet time in life.
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Loved the short story collection "Cars and Girls" so was very pleased to receive a copy of Riding in Cars with Girls. Could only be made better with Alpacas and chocolate worked in there somewhere ... although I'm still waiting for a ute story ;)
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Going with a something that's been on Mt TBR for too long as my second long weekend book.
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New to me author of psychological thriller, The Life I Left Behind.
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There is little better in the reading world than finding out that the end of the Trilogy, was just the third book in the series.
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A new to me Scandi-Author, this is the first in a new trilogy featuring bodyguard Hilja Ilveskero
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For some reason getting hold of the latest Paul Cleave books here has become a bit of a marathon - but once they arrive - straight to the top of the pile.
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Went into work shutdown over Christmas / New Year to a) charge very spent batteries and b) stand and sniff the skyline for signs of smoke. It's going to be a long, hot, very trying summer in large parts of Southern Australia - so here's hoping we all get through the next few months.
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Can't tell you how pleased I was when this arrived. There was dancing.
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Robert Goodman has also just finished reading this - so looking forward to comparing review - I'll post both of them together.
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With the provisio that because 2014 isn't finished - this list could be added to.
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New series, based in Sydney, from Barry Maitland.
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The fourth in the series, but a first for me.
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Reading this for review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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Indulging my love of translated crime fiction - this one from Germany.
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Loved HADES, loved EDEN. I think there's a pattern emerging here.
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If somebody could tell me why I'm so disorganised and let things like this linger on Mt TBR for too long I'd appreciate it.
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Interesting look at the level and timeframe of corruption in Australia's police forces.
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Catching up on the over the weekend reading (it was hot and mostly the only thing we could do was fire patrols so a LOT of reading was done).
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A standalone novel from Jo Nesbo, THE SON is a story about the escape of a young man in jail for crimes he did not commit.
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Normally I pay not a jot of attention - but this is a particularly beautiful cover don't you think.
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Set in Japan, this thriller came highly rated. I just wish I could remember who told me about it as I'd like to thank them.
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This weekend I thought I'd dip back into Mt TBR and randomly pick something that's been lurking there for quite a while.
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This seems to have been lurking in the shelves for a while. I really should tidy up more frequently.
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A favourite series that I'm out of order and all over the place with - but sick of waiting until I get it sorted. I'm now reading whichever one comes to hand from Mt TBR.
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Another from the long weekend break.
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