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Currently Reading - Golden Relic, Lindy Cameron

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Golden Relic was originally released in 1997 as an online serialised novel.  At Clan Destine Press (disclaimer - I'm the person who did the "techy" stuff in turning the manuscript into an ebook), we decided a while ago that this book deserved another Internet outing.

In the words of the author "Well, what I did in 1997 makes me a pioneer of the World Wide Web.

    Yep, me, Lindy Cameron, Australian crime writer – an Internet Pioneer. And I deserve those capital letters, because I really did boldly go where none had gone before." 

Currently Reading - On the Run, Colin McLaren

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This is the first novel from Colin McLaren, previously he has written a true crime book, INFILTRATION, about his time as one of Australia's most experienced taskforce detectives.

The story in ON THE RUN is going to ring some bells with anyone who has read INFILTRATION as there does appear to be a bit of synergy.  Which makes it just that slightly more tantalising, and ever so slightly worrying all at the same time :)

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Currently Reading - Women Who Kill, Lindy Cameron & Ruth Wykes

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I've been looking forward to this book since I first saw the very stylish cover that was produced for Lindy's latest, and Ruth's first True Crime book.  Now that I've typed that I realise how odd that probably sounds.  This is, after all, a book about Australia's worst Female murderers.

It's an odd thing but I suspect people will be slightly more disturbed by the idea of female thrill killers, opportunistic killers or simply women who kill because they can.  Probably some daft idea in society about women's role and nature. 

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Currently Reading - We Know, Gregg Hurwitz

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Okay, so I'm officially embarrassed.

I knew I'd had this book for a while, but I didn't quite realise how long.

Nor have I got a single good reason for why it took me so long to pick it up, because I liked the first book "I SEE YOU".

Lazy review housekeeping is the only excuse I've got which is why I'm so embarrassed.

Currently Reading - Blood Stain, Peter Lalor

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This is one of those true crime books that I've had here since it was published, and I've tried on a few occasions to pick it up - and the subject matter defeated me everytime.

Now I guess the question remains why on earth would you even want to read a book about such an horrific murderer.  The answer has to be that I read these things to try to get an understanding.  Sometimes it works, sometimes I'm still baffled.

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Currently Reading - Eden Prime, Andy L Semple

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This is the second book from Andy L Semple - and it's a mixture of global conspiracy, thriller, virus threat and a lot of dead bodies.  A lot of dead bodies!

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In the increasingly turbulent atmosphere of international environmentalism, the once peaceful grass roots climate change group - The Eden Movement - has been covertly taken over by the mysterious figure known only to his legion of radical followers as Prime.

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Currently Reading - The Man from Beijing, Henning Mankell

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Not a Wallender novel, the latest book from Henning Mankell is set in Sweden and China.  The blurb includes a tantalising opening line:  "Revenge Can Take More than a Lifetime..."

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One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they find the victim of a savage murder lying in the snow.  As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted.  Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history.

Currently Reading - The Edge of Madness, Michael Dobbs

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I've been a bit reticent about this book, not being a huge fan of cyber-thrillers, but I'm really pleased I picked up this book now.  Particularly with the current stories flying around about mining company computer systems being hacked - interesting to say the least.

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Currently Reading - The Black Russian, Lenny Bartulin

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I've really really really been looking forward to this second Jack Susko books - loved the first one (A Deadly Business).  Really like the slightly wise-cracking (with distinctly Australian tone), of a bookseller turned Accidental Detective, just trying to get by on a daily basis.

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