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#amreading The Twisted Knot, J.M. Peace

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Second in the Sammi Willis series, she's back at work after avoiding a serial killer's grasp in the first novel.

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A marked man. A damaged cop. A town full of secrets.

After her abduction and near death at the hands of a sadistic killer, Constable Samantha Willis is back in the uniform. Despite being on desk duty, rumours reach Sammi that Someone in Angel's Crossing has been hurting little girls, and before long a mob is gathering to make sure justice is served.

Review - Black Sails, Disco Inferno by Andrez Bergen

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Lots of things I should have done over the weekend but the first mention of Funky Town and I was gone for all money....

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An unnamed city, in which crime families flourish and police pinch pennies from those with most power...

Black Sails, Disco Inferno retells the classic medieval romance of Tristan and Iseult by turning things on their head, reversing the sex of our chief protagonists, and then placing them in a '70s pulp/noir world.

Compare and Contrast - Reviews - The Legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir

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I think it's fair to say that we both loved this book, but came away from it with very different view points.

Deb Wood's take on The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

Karen's take on The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

#amreading Front Page News, Katie Rowney

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Second from the long-weekend's read pile - a local debut set in Queensland.

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Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey spends more time laying out the crossword than covering actual news.

Until the first dead body turns up.

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today.