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Currently Reading - Stonedogs, Craig Marriner

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I was alerted to this writer by somebody who dropped in here a while ago with a comment and, needless to say, had to get hold of a copy. 

I'm really behind with review writing at the moment and I promise to extract that digit later in the week - but in the meantime I'm churning through some book reading!

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Currently Reading - The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer

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I wonder if anyone else has "one of those authors that I've never read and know I should have"?  Olen Steinhauer's definitely in that category for me - I've been hoarding his books for years now (I think 4_Mystery_Addicts got me interested in the first place) and ever since then I've never had a chance to pick one up.  I was particularly chuffed to get a copy of THE TOURIST as a review book because I just had to pick it up... didn't I!

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Currently Reading - The Death of Bunny Munro, Nick Cave

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Approaching a book by one of your all time favourite musicians is particularly fraught when you're fully aware that Nick Cave doesn't do anything mainstream.  I've never really understood why I like his music so much as it often explores themes and meaning that I'm less than interested in, but there you go, there's some sort of visceral appeal I guess.  So with INTO MY ARMS cycling around in the back of my head, The Death of Bunny Munro it is.

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Currently Reading - The Dark Side, Roger Rogerson

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Roger Rogerson's one of those names that Australians (particularly those from New South Wales) are probably going to recognise immediately.  He's an ex-NSW policeman with a reputation.  This book is Rogerson writing about Rogerson as the blurb puts it "from the horse's mouth".

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Currently Reading - Still Midnight, Denise Mina

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This book comes with the following quote on the front cover:

'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years'  Ian Rankin

Now normally you have to take those quotes with a grain of salt, but seriously, if you've never read any of Denise Mina's books it's a gap you should fill.  Her Garnethill trilogy (Garnethill, Exile and Resolution) are simply mind-bogglingly good.  Compromised, flawed central heroine - fantastic books.

Still Midnight features another fantastic female central character - Alex Morrow.

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Currently Reading - Lennox, Craig Russell

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I'm normally one who can take or leave a prologue - hate the ones that seem to give away the entire point of the book, but LENNOX has a really good prologue.  Clever, kind of funny, it certainly made me sit up and pay attention.

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Private Investigator Lennox stands somewhere between legal and illegal, honour and greed, crims and cops.  The one clear thing about Lennox is his certainty that only the toughest and most ruthless survive in his home town of Glasgow.

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Currently Reading - Pandaemonium, Christopher Brookmyre

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After a fantastic book like TRUTH, I find it's often best to turn to another favourite author - but one whose style is completely different.  Christopher Brookmyre is always a handy choice as, well his style is COMPLETELY different from anybody else!

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A gothic nightmare for the twenty-first century...

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