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Currently Reading - Gangland Australia, James Morton and Susanna Lobez

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I picked this book up at last year's Crime & Justice Festival and it's been a perfect book to dip into a read a little bit now and then.  Makes you realise that everything old is new again - the Gangland Wars of Melbourne are definitely not the first and couldn't possibly be the last.

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GANGLAND AUSTRALIA details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal and gangland scene in Australia.

Currently Reading - Bleed for Me, Michael Robotham

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There is absolutely nothing like a heavy dose of the lurgy to get you tucked up in bed catching up on some reading.  Luckily the latest book from Michael Robotham arrived just in time to join the pile (which I will catch up on mentioning asap).

Oh and there was Easter - I'm sure chocolate doesn't give you a lurgy though!

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Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom.  She is found covered in his blood.  Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin isn't convinced.

Currently Reading - Home Before Dark, Charles Maclean

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It's not often you get a review book and you're reading about the author's back story more than the book's synopsis - but Charles Maclean appears to have quite the backstory.

Giveaway - Girls Like Funny Boys by Dave Franklin

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We're lucky enough to be able to give away 3 copies of Dave Franklin's new book - Girls Like Funny Boys (courtesy of Dave himself).

If you'd like to enter the draw - please drop me a line at kc at saki dot com dot au

I'll use the time honoured method of putting everyone's name on a bit of paper, chucking them up in the air and get the 3 dogs here to pluck a name out each. Odd undoubtedly - but effective.

Currently Reading - Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine, Garry Disher

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I've been looking for a copy of this short story anthology for such a long time, that I was really really pleased when I eventually found a copy of it in one of my favourite little bookshops in Bendigo.  Fans of Garry's work - both the Wyatt and Challis novels will probably find, as I did, that there are a few of these that ring bells in later full-blown novels.  There are also some that don't and there are some that have obviously been informed by events in Garry's own life.

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Currently Reading - Naming the Bones, Louise Welsh

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Do you have one of those favourite authors, that you know is still writing, and you simply cannot resist their books when they arrived.

Louise Welsh is one of those for me and I was really really pleased to see NAMING THE BONES show up.

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Knee-deep in the mud of an ancient burial ground, a winter storm raging around him, and at least one person intent on his death:  how did Murray Watson end up here?

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Currently Reading - Tooth and Claw, Nigel McCrery

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Just finished this really so a full review to come, but this is the second book featuring synaesthesia suffering DCI Mark Lapslie, although if you missed the first book that shouldn't matter - there's a lot of information built into the narrative about Lapslie's background and condition.

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Currently Reading - Buried for Pleasure, Edmund Crispin

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Originally published in 1948 this is part of a beautifully packaged reprint of the entire Gervase Fen series from Vintage Books.  It's also one of my "read whatever I bloody want" treats.  (Not that reading review books / discussion books etc isn't a privilege, it's just sometimes you just want to read on a whim!)

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