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#amreading Clinch, Martin Holmén

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Something from the very different indeed pile. Swedish, noir, set in 1930.

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An ultra-gritty piece of contemporary Swedish noir, set in a decrepit, highly atmospheric 1930s Stockholm that is a far cry from the modern, egalitarian capital city of today. 

#amreading The Snowman, Jo Nesbo

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Step away from the New Zealand and Australian piles at the moment for a f2f bookclub book.

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Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. 

#amreading Amplify, Mark Hollands

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Eurovision weekend is always a good one in these parts, although having something good to read on the side helps. This debut is quite a find.

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Music promoter Billy Lime is in trouble.

The tour of rock legends, The Pagan Virtue, is the biggest in music history. Their concerts in Australia should be a career highlight if Billy can keep the warring musicians off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.

When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, Billy's world starts to crumble.

April on AustCrimeFiction

You knew this would be late didn't you? 

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The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

#amreading - Lethal in Love: Episode 2-6, Michelle Somers

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As I'm working my way through all 6 episodes of this - a combined mention :)

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Lethal in Love is a steamy romantic suspense about an instinct-driven detective and a sexy, scoop-hungry reporter, both on the hunt for a sadistic killer. 

Jayda Thomasz is a sassy homicide detective who never lets her emotions get in the way of a case. So when a serial killer re-emerges after 25 years, the last thing she expects is to catch herself fantasising over the hot, smooth-talking stranger who crosses the path of her investigation.

#amreading Lethal in Love: Episode 1, Michelle Somers

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Packaged as a series of novellas (episodes), Lethal in Love is a romantic suspense police story with a serial killer hunt at it's heart.

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Lethal in Love is a steamy romantic suspense about an instinct-driven detective and a sexy, scoop-hungry reporter, both on the hunt for a sadistic killer. 

#amreading The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls

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I will admit this is one from the absolutely intrigued me pile - so it has jumped up a little, but I'm regarding it as a treat read. 

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Ethel Livesey was quite a gal.

#amreading The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer, Kate Kyriacou

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Very difficult subject matter.

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The disappearance of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe was one of the most heartbreaking and confounding child abduction and murder cases of the century, spanning almost a decade prior to the eventual arrest of known pedophile Brett Peter Cowan, one of the original persons of interest.

The story of the police sting that resulted in his confession reads like crime fiction, featuring an elaborately staged fake crime gang run by a ‘Mr Big’ that lured Cowan in with the promise of a hefty payout.

#amreading The Swap, Greg Moriarty

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About this time of the year I start madly trying to catch up with the Ned Kelly longlists. The ongoing quest is to manage to read the whole list!

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Dom Tolen craves a simple life. He keeps his head down at work, jogs off his midweek beers and busies himself with jigsaw puzzles. What riles him is his irksome twin, Donald. Separated from his wife and making his presence felt holed up in Dom’s spare room, Donald turns to pestering him to play a practical joke.