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Currently Reading - No Lovelier Death, Graham Hurley

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There's a lot of books that I should be reading, and there's a lot that I want to be reading - but I was also in the mood for a good police procedural so this one sort of got plucked from the piles - totally unexpectedly (okay well the idea that I plan what I'm going to read next is tenuous at best).

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Two murdered teenagers. Who will get to the killer first?  The police, or the crimelord who owes a debt to the dead girl's father?

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Currently Reading - A Deadly Trade, Michael Stanley

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I've been very much looking forward to this book, having really enjoyed A CARRION DEATH which was the first book from South African duo Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.

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Currently Reading - Dark Mirror, Barry Maitland

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I can't begin to describe the happy feeling that arose from finding this book in the pile that the postwoman delivered yesterday.  Even happier was the co-incidence that I just finished my last book, so I could pick it up straight away.  Started last night, this looks to be shaping up to be Barry Maitland's Brock and Kolla at their best.

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3 Acts of Murder - The Story of a Crime Writer - Upcoming movie about Arthur Upfield

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Fans of Australian Crime Fiction and, in particular, Arthur Upfield have got a bit of a treat coming up on ABC1 on the 14th June.  3 Acts of Murder will be screening, telling one of those truth is often stranger than fiction stories about Arthur Upfield.

Wednesday Waffles - Ned Kelly Nominations for 2009 closed

I noticed today that nominations for the 2009 Ned Kelly's have closed (http://www.nedkellyawards.com/) and that the short list will be announced when they can.

To try to get in front of the game this year, I've been really concentrating on reading some local author's recently, although Sunnie will undoubtedly beat me to hands down in the reading true crime stakes as she normally does!

Currently Reading - Splinter, Michael MacConnell

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One day I'll catch up with the books I'm supposed to be reading.  Okay, so it's a fools dream, but one can only hope.  Splinter's been on the list of books that I should be reading fora while, and I'm making a serious effort to do some catching up over the next couple of months as we head into winter (fingers, toes and everything crossed for some of that rain in NSW and QLD to head out here to Western Victoria!)

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Currently Reading - Bleeding Heart Square, Andrew Taylor

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I've been meaning to pick this book up for quite a while, and was feeling like a slight break from local authors - so Bleeding Heart Square was just the ticket.

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Partly based on a celebrated real-life Victorian murder case, this mysterious gothic novel will have readers gripped from the very first page.

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Currently Reading - Storm Peak by John A Flanagan

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I started reading this one on the weekend - it's the first crime fiction book from John A Flanagan - who is the author the the bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series. 

I've never read the Ranger's Apprentice series, but boy I'm glad I'm reading this book. Despite it being yet another barking mad serial killer (which teeters on the edge of being a serious bore), STORM PEAK has a bit of a twist in the tale which is working very well.

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Currently Reading - A Decent Ransom, Ivana Hruba

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I'm running very behind with reviews at the moment, but on the upside getting some great books read (I will catch up soon I promise Andrea :) ), but in the meantime, A Decent Ransom is the first adult novel from Australian author Ivana Hruba.

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When a woman is kidnapped and her husband refuses to pay the ransom, she plans her revenge with the help of her kidnappers in this clever tale of redemption.

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Currently Reading - A Year to Learn a Woman, Paddy Richardson

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I started reading this book a few weeks ago, home alone whilst himself was in the US at a conference.

Big Mistake.

It was way too creepy to be reading at home alone.  It really is a very chilling book - not just because of the subject matter, but the manner in which the book is told is very disquieting.

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