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Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty

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This is the latest book from Irish (now living in Australia) writer Adrian McKinty.  Not one of Michael Forsythe "The Dead" trilogy, this book comes from a considerably different angle. 

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Currently Reading - Suffer the Children, Adam Creed

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I'm not too sure why this book, of all the books waiting to be read around here appealed, but it did.  Started it last night.  Debut book introducing a very interesting new central DI character - Wagstaffe (or Staffe).

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D.I. Will Wagstaffe - 'Staffe' to friends and enemies alike - is a man with many burdens.  On the eve of leaving for a personal trip abroad he is called to the scene of a horrific crime:  a known paedophile has been butchered in his own home.

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Currently Reading - Outside the Law

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I like these sorts of true crime books as fill-ins, especially if I've recently read a few hefty fictional tomes.

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This revised, expanded collection of true crime by Australia's foremost crime writers digs beneath the polite exterior of modern Australian life to expose its chilling core.

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Currently Reading - Dead-End Road, Richard Kunzmann

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DEAD-END ROAD is the third book from Richard Kunzmann, but the first I've read.  This was a scheduled read on the Murder & Mayhem list, which is why I'm out of order again with a series.

So far - very confronting.

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After two years' absence, Detective Harry Mason has rejoined the South African Police Service, but is now moved to the Serious and Violent Crimes unit.

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Currently Reading - Outside the Law 3

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I missed the launch of this book recently, but I sure as hell wasn't going to miss reading the book.  This is the third in a series of compilations of true crime stories, written by a wide range of authors with varying backgrounds, varying viewpoints about varying crimes.

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Take a walk outside the law with some of Australia's best crime writers.  Investigate the criminals who deal in murder, drugs and kidnapping; the cops who track them down; and the journalists who report their stories.

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2009 Ned Kelly Winners

Thank you very very much to Perry from Matilda who was at Friday night's Ned Kelly awards and kindly let me know the winners:

Non-Fiction
THE TALL MAN by Chloe Hooper

First Fiction
GHOSTLINES by Nick Gadd

Article on Shane Maloney's Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award last night

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Article from Jason Steger in today's Age about Shane's award which was presented at last nights Ned Kelly Awards.

We'll have to keep an eye on the Ned Kelly site for a list of winners from last night as we're not bothering with MWF events this year.

Currently Reading - Death and the Running Patterer, Robin Adair

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This book won the Pengin Most Wanted Competition recently - it's got a most unusual central protagonist and is set in Colonial 1880's Sydney.

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One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.

Scarlet Stiletto's 2009 Entries Close on Monday 31st August

All you aspiring female writers out there, don't forget that entries for the 2009 Scarlett Stiletto's presented by the Sisters in Crime finishes on Monday 31st August.

For a wonderful article on the history of the Stiletto Awards read Meg Vann's interview with Carmel Shute here:

http://blog.awmonline.com.au/2009/08/18/the-first-cut/

For entry details to the competition see:  http://home.vicnet.net.au/~sincoz/

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