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Currently Reading - The Gigolo Murder, Mehmet Murat Somer

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THE GIGOLO MURDER is the third Hop-Çiki-Yaya series of books from Turkish author Mehmet Murat Somer.  For anybody who has missed the earlier books this is a series about an unnamed (in the books) computer expert, night-club owning, transvestite.  Not just hilarous, these books give a delicious glimpse into another world.

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Hook a Publisher with a Great Proposal

Weekend Masterclass: Getting your book published requires more than great writing – you also need to know how the publishing world works and how to attract a suitable publisher with a convincing book proposal. Discover how to research your book’s potential market; sell yourself as well as your writing; where editors, appraisers and agents fit in; and what you need to know about contracts and copyright. This masterclass is suitable for those who have started drafting a proposal for their book project and want to refine it through workshopping and tutor feedback.

Currently Reading - Skin and Bones, Tom Bale

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If you're a fan of ripper opening's to books then SKIN AND BONE could be just the thing for you.  Certainly got me sitting up straight and paying attention.

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On a cold January morning a nightmare awaits in a small Sussex village.  A deranged young man goes on the rampage, shooting everyone in his path before taking his own life.  It is a senseless, tragic event, but sadly not an unfamiliar one.  At least, that's what everyone thinks.

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Currently Reading - The Devil's Tears, Steven Horne

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A new book, about a place which is simultaneously very dear to many many Australian's, whilst also being a source of regret and guilt, The Devil's Tears was really intriguing when it first arrived.  And it's one of those books that is keeping me awake nights.  For two reasons - the subject matter built around the struggle in East Timor is extremely confrontational and Horne doesn't pull many punches.  The second reason is that the book is really really hard to put down.

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Currently Reading - Cold Justice, Katherine Howell

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Some days life just doesn't get much better than this - a new book from a favourite author, and after one night's reading - a really good book :)

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The past haunts the present...

Nineteen years ago teenager Georgie Daniels stumbled across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst bushes.  His family was devastated and the killer never found.

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Currently Reading - Take Out, Felicity Young

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TAKE OUT is the third DS Stevie Hooper book by WA based author Felicity Young, the blurb on the back from Carmel Shure, co-convenor of the Sisters in Crime Australia is "Another skin-tight DSS Stevie Hooper investigation".  And Carmel's a lady who knows her crime fiction.

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You take my girls and I take you:  Skin for Skin

A deserted house.  The remains of an unfinished meal.  An unexpected find.  And a routine police investigation going nowhere.

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Currently Reading - Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett

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Like I would be able to resist this one for long. 

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Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old-fashioned grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them.  And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

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It was midnight in Ankh-Morpork's Royal Art Museum.*

Currently Reading - The Surrogate, Tania Carver

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You'd think that multiple 40C or thereabouts days in a row would mean reading time.  The problem is staying conscious during that sort of heat (all you want to do is nap).  Then there are the frequent outside trips to house down poultry houses and yards, and check on Alpacas, sniff the air and check the horizons for fire.  Still - this is one of the books that I'm reading at the moment, and let's just say that the opening chapter is not for the squeamish.

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