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Currently Reading - Kingdom of the Strong, Tony Cavanaugh

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To be honest I was leery about another Darian Richards book being so completely over the utterly mad serial killer thing. But this is different and I'm finding it very hard to put down.

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Darian Richards is an ex-cop, a good one. He did whatever it took to solve a crime and stop the bad guy. Whatever it took! But after sixteen years as the head of Victoria's Homicide Squad, he'd had enough of promising victims' families he'd find the answers they needed. He had to walk away to save his sanity.

2015 Davitt Awards - Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 Davitt Awards has been announced tonight.

ADULT FICTION

Currently Reading - Please Don't Leave Me Here, Tania Chandler

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A debut novel from Melbourne based author - to be reviewed at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au

From the Blurb:

Kurt Cobain stands at the top of the stairs, wearing the brown sweater. ‘Please don’t leave me,’ she yells up at him. But it’s too late; he’s turning away as the tram slows for the stop out on the street.

Then she’s lying on the road. Car tyres are going past, slowly. Somebody is screaming. A siren howls.

Sweet voices of little children are singing ‘Morningtown Ride’.

Currently Reading - The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, Soji Shimada

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Soji Shimada, author of over 100 mystery novels, is a designer, musician, and astrology writer. Let's hope this isn't the only one of his books translated because it is wonderful.

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Currently Reading - Double Madness, Caroline de Costa

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One from a cold weekend's reading

From the Blurb:

Set in Queensland, this debut crime novel Double Madness by Caroline de Costa, takes us into a sordid underbelly of psycho-sexual depravity. 

As local residents and authorities in Far North Queensland assess the damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, a woman's body is found in bizarre circumstances deep in the rainforest.

Currently Reading - Disgrace, Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Sneaking in a "want to read" rather than a "have to read" as a bit of a reward for good behaviour. When I say good behaviour of course I mean sticking to the must read piles, as opposed to actual good behaviour. Don't want anybody to get the wrong idea. I'm ridiculously behind / out of order with this series which has been frustrating to say the least.

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Currently Reading - Skin Deep, Gary Kemble

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An unusual cross genre book - to be reviewed at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/

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When washed up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out.

When more tattoos appear — accompanied by visions of war-torn Afghanistan, bikies, boat people, murder, bar fights and a mysterious woman — he begins to dig a little deeper.