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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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Number 1 read from the long weekend we granted ourselves. A thriller, set in Canberra. Very realistic (and that's even allowing for a bit of wish fulfilment hereabouts).
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Not crime, unless you regard some of the things that ASIO got up to as criminal, as opposed to ridiculous....
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Now we've planted plenty of trees on the final resting place of beloved animals / chooks etc - but this is a different slant. As you'd expect from a Nell Forrest book.
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I've got a lot staked on the final line of the blurb: "And it explains the one lie that binds them all – sex." Otherwise it's feeling a lot like a tawdry gossip at the moment.
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Another holiday week read.
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Holiday reading thriller which was badly overdue, and a pleasure to finally get to.
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Book 2 of the over the holiday's reading - not one for fans of cozies....
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I've had a week off work and did a spot of reading catchup - so now I'm doing a spot of posting catchup, which will be followed by a spot of reviewing catchup. But the best thing was a chance to read this departure from the expected from Adrian McKinty.
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Been hoarding this one a little bit - as the published date is the 1st November and it doesn't seem fair to get everyone excited too far out :)
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Sometimes you can only put off the inevitable for so long.
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With hindsight possibly not a good choice right after a non-fiction book about the "war on terror"... a thriller set right in the middle of that territory :)
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If ever there was a book that you'd want to be fiction, if there could have been a reason for even less respect for the Howard Government and the purposeful devaluation of the political process... well.
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A new book out of WA - there's something in the water over there.
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Should have got a lot of things done over the weekend. Couldn't put this down instead.
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4 novellas in one, with (not surprisingly) Cars and Girls as the central themes, although sex and violence also get a big outing.
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Right, so I'm a rev-head and a massive fan of the yearly Mount Panorama race. So the opening sequence of QUICK not only appealed, it works. It describes the action on one of those mad opening laps like you were there.
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Join journalist and lawyer Julie Szego, as she explores a shocking miscarriage of justice.
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Another New Zealander writing crime fiction - this time set in Turangi, featuring the beautiful Tongariro River and fly fishing. Honestly!
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Lots of disclaimers come with the reading of this one.
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Over the weekend I found it very difficult to put this one down.
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Have been lucky enough to read a few of the books from Le French Book - French crime fiction translated and they have all been different and really interesting - so looking forward to this police procedural styled story.
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Second in the Lexie Rogers series from ex-cop Karen Davis.
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Having first come across the author when he was known as "The Honest Conman" talking on ABC Regional Radio - I'm going to take a guess at the idea he might know what he's talking about here.
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