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Currently Reading - Tell Me Why, Sandi Wallace

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Disclosure Number 1: I'm a Clan Destine Minion. Disclosure Number 2: I got to read this when it was a submission. Disclosure Number 3: I barracked a lot for us to publish this. Loudly. Ask Lindy. I think I might have pleaded.

From the Blurb:

Picturesque Daylesford has a darker side.

Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey heads to the mineral springs region of central Victoria to look for a missing farmer.

Currently Reading - The Real Chopper, Adam Shand

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Over the weekend I found it very difficult to put this one down.

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Criminal, murderer, raconteur, author . . . mythmaker?

Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read is undoubtedly Australia's best-known criminal. Author of many bestselling books about the underworld he inhabited, and subject of a smash-hit film, his story has become part of the country's culture. And Read certainly knew how to spin a yarn.

Currently Reading- The 7th Woman, Frédérique Molay

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Have been lucky enough to read a few of the books from Le French Book - French crime fiction translated and they have all been different and really interesting - so looking forward to this police procedural styled story.

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Winner of France's prestigious Prix du Quai des Orfèvres prize for best crime fiction, named Best Crime Fiction Novel of the Year, and already an international bestseller with over 150,000 copies sold.

Currently Reading - Deadly Obsession, Karen M Davis

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Second in the Lexie Rogers series from ex-cop Karen Davis.  

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A young nurse’s body is found at Clovelly Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Apart from a puncture wound in her neck, she is in perfect condition. But she’s also clutching a rose in her hands – and there’s an empty packet of prescription drugs in her pocket.

Currently Reading - Chasing the Ace, Nicholas J Johnson

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Having first come across the author when he was known as "The Honest Conman" talking on ABC Regional Radio - I'm going to take a guess at the idea he might know what he's talking about here.

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Friendship and fraud is a dangerous mix

Joel Fitch has watched every twist-happy movie there is about con men, and he thinks he knows it all. After nineteen years of being a sucker, Joel’s going to take everything he’s learned from the screen and finally get his. He’s going to be a master con artist.

Currently Reading - One Boy Missing, Stephen Orr

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Still catching up with some excellent local books - it's so exciting to think that no matter HOW many good books I read, there are more piling up.

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It was a butcher on smoko who reported the man stashing the kid in the car boot. He didn't really know whether he'd seen anything at all, though. Maybe an abduction? Maybe just a stressed-out father.

2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners

Belfast born, Australian resident, Adrian McKinty has won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction for his novel IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE (reviewed here).

McKinty, who settled in Melbourne five years ago, received the honour at the Brisbane Writers Festival on Saturday night when the Australian Crime Writer’s Association (ACWA) celebrated the best crime-related books of the year.

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