Blogs & Events

Blog entry
Started this on the weekend, new book from the collaboration of Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Another one from the weekend's reading.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Look I know I shouldn't like these books - they should be the sort of thing I run a mile from. And yet....
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The latest re-released June Wright book - for review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Another book from the weekend's reading pile.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
First of the weekend's reading - a thriller set in and around Manhattan, with a slightly different take on "domestic noir".
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
To be reviewed over at Newtown Review of books - this is the second of the re-released Maggie Byrnes series.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Starting with the True Crime listing.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
A book I've been trying to juggle to the top of the list for a while - this is historical true crime, written in the style of a great yarn.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Debut book - high tech bank robbery!
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Started reading this over the weekend. Very engaging young adult novel that tackles an interesting combination of more current day problems for the younger crowd, along with much that has always been the same.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
'Tart noir has a new champion' Angela Savage is one of the quotes on the cover of this book. Tart noir is one of my very favourite things.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Second book from the weekend's reading - historical set in the timeframe and place of the Dismissal.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Weekend reading - very very good weekend reading.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The final of the Easter reading pile, Cold Deception is a debut crime novel from an Australian erotica and romance writer.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Don't ask me to explain this but heading off to Russia over Easter felt like the thing to do....
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Second in the series, second I've read - even though I'm working my way backwards because that's what I do (sometimes).
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ....
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Catching up on weekend's reading as usual
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The third in the Jennifer Shot series, Shot Through the Heart is set in Tasmania.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Bookclub book - this year's resolution is to read the book club books! (and not just show up and drink wine).
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The second book from a weekend's reading - started this on Sunday after being momentarily distracted by Sherlock on the TV.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
My over the weekend reading.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The second in the Le Fanu series, set in pre-Independence India.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :)
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Such a fabulous author of thrillers, I always end up kicking myself when I let these books linger too long.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
This was a re-read over the long weekend and a perfect way to fill in an afternoon in the sun.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
A thriller from Australian writer Peter Carey, somebody who is more known for their "literary" output than their genre work.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Over the long weekend some serious reading took place, starting with this debut from NZ author Ben Atkins.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Sometimes you just need to read something with a title like "The Glorious Heresies".
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Right - there's stuff in the fridge that's probably edible. Work it out people, I'm reading.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Final book on my ebook to be read list for this week - the first book in the Peter Clancy series.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
The third Mitchell Parker book from Helen Goltz, this is my first look at this series.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Historical New Zealand Crime fiction - with the central thread being corruption, land grabs and bad behaviour over money. Seems like some things never change...
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
A debut book using an unusual device - the story from the perspective of 4 people involved in a series of child abduction and murders.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Sit down everyone as this is the 40TH CLIFF HARDY NOVEL.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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.
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
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).
Posted by Karen
Blog entry
Given the 45% reference I've definitely decided to mention that this short story is from Scotland (and not just the UK :) )
Posted by Karen