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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/

Currently Reading - The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper

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To be brutally honest, this is one of those books that I've known I should have read, and yet I've been very very leery of doing so.  The subject matter is uncomfortable, the events confronting.

It's not good enough to shy away because the truth is uncomfortable.

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Currently Reading - Angels Unaware, Mike Ripley

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I recently had to spend a bit of fill in time waiting for a car service to be completed, so I spent some time in the library.  And started reading this book.  It seemed churlish not to borrow it, but I've not had time to finish it since.  So now I am.

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Roy Angel is not a man for paperwork.  He's never completed a risk assessment form in his life.  NOw he's wishing he had - his life could depend on it ...

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2009 Davitt Award Winners

At a fantastic night out and ceremony last night the Sisters in Crime 2009 Davitt Award winners were announced, wined, dined, feted and photographed. 

The nights festivities were highlighted by a chat between Sue Turnbull and Justice Elizabeth King of the Supreme Court of Victoria, some fabulous food and 130+ Sisters in Crime and Brothers in Law turning out on a cold Melbourne night to celebrate some absolutely fantastic authors and books.

But without further ado - the winners of the categories in the order they were announced:

TRUE CRIME

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