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It's been cold in these parts - so a good weekend for some reading.
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Spent last night chasing bulls, ducks and geese around in circles in the dark and the rain - so it was a relief to get back inside, in front of the fire and read something that is actually much better than the blurb indicates.
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Debut thriller from Australian based, New York born former violinist Diane Hester who now lives in Port Lincoln. Quite a bio :)
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An Australian thriller series of three books, The Purifier is the opening salvo.
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It is always a good weekend when you get to dip into something unexpected from New Zealand.
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Over the weekend I managed to get some reading done for a change.. thankfully the bull stayed in his paddock, the cats didn't attempt any escape routines and the Guinea Fowl (mostly) stopped chasing the chooks around in circles. Don't ask what the sheep did - you can't win all of them.
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First for me, but fifth in the Wiki Coffin series, it's always a huge pleasure to get my hands on a book from New Zealand.
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From the "started this over the long weekend" list - loving the sense of humour in this book.
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The good part about long weekends is a chance to do some reading catch up - and I've been trying to get this book to the top of the stack for ages now.
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A break from local reading to catch up with a brilliant series.
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I've no idea how to describe this one, except to say I've been champing at the bit to get to read it.
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Debut book from a local author set in South Australian farming country.
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Debut book looking at crime from the forensic technician's point of view - with a twist.
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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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The third in the Charlie Berlin series, which has been a) much anticipated and b) a one weekend read.
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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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Book 2 in the Frank Merlin series, why didn't anybody tell me about the first book....
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of 'Stiff', the very first Murray Whelan tale, Shane Maloney will be our latest guest at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.
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Join literary archaeologist Lucy Sussex, Tony Wright - Executive Producer of The Doctor Blake Series and Geoffrey McGeachin at WillyFest
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There's opening sequences in books, and then there's the opening sequence in this book!
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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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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.
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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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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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From the WOW pile of Australian Crime Fiction.
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Number two of the over Easter / Anzac Day long long weekend reading.
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Easter / Anzac Day break meant not as much reading as I would have liked. But we had lots of visitors (fun) and lots of eating (more fun) and a bit too much red wine (fun at the time). Still firing up the Rolling Stones helped with a bit of speed reading.
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Author Talk - Shane Maloney -Frankston Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston, 3199
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Novella length crime fiction that is punching way way above it's length.
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True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.
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I'm currently slightly obsessed with Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 - have now got so many versions of it that I'm having trouble deciding which one I like the best.
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The 5th Gideon Fell mystery, re-released by Open Road Media - originally written in 1935.
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I was browsing through ebook stores last night. Shouldn't have done this but saw this and realised I'd not read it yet.
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Debut British Police Procedural - due for release 1st April.
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Flagged as the case that gripped a nation, it's not one that I'd heard of on this side of the ditch, before starting this book. Seems like a very sad series of events all round.
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The third Charlie Berlin story from dual Ned Kelly Award winner Geoffrey McGeachin, St Kilda Blues, will be published by Penguin in June.
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The second book featuring DC Nat Kershaw and PI Janusz Kiszka, I've been looking very forward to this one.
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Supplied by the author, this ebook has a very intriguing blurb.
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A random choice to try a new to me author.
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The (re)Launch of June Wright's Murder in the Telephone Exchange will be at 4pm on Sunday 27th April at the Sun Theatre, 10 Ballarat Street Yarraville, Melbourne
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Very pleased to be reading the 7th book from Katherine Howell for review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/
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Went to see Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Robert Gott on Friday night and got an immediate urge for a re-read (first book is on loan to a friend who joined us there).
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Reading The Cinderella Girl by Carin Gehardsen, a new to me author, whilst listening to Johan Helmich Roman's Keyboard Suites because it seemed appropriate.
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Another one of those why, what style books - no obvious crime up front - interesting.
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Really really really really really pleased to have a new book from J.R. Carroll. Really pleased...
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Unusual combination this - couldn't resist a peak :)
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Doing a serious amount of reading catching up over the weekend. Well around moving pigs, moving chicks, cleaning out brooders, chasing the guinea fowl over the fence and carting around a very elderly dog....
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The latest book from Wendy James takes the reader back into that closed world of family relationships that this author delves into frequently.
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Really enjoying this revisit of a classic book originally published in 1948.
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Feeling a little bit guilty about the fact that we got through this dreadful weekend unscathed - I've spent most of the time listening to the scanner, wondering why on earth people think websites are the way to go with this sort of emergency level, and reading.
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