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Currently Reading - The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama, Julie Szego

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True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.

From the Blurb:

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

Currently Reading - Trinity, M.M. Rochford

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I'm currently slightly obsessed with Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 - have now got so many versions of it that I'm having trouble deciding which one I like the best. But this does mean that I'm looking for ebooks to read as they are all on the Android Tablet. Which is no problem these days if you're looking for books by local authors.

From the Blurb:

A brutal murder in a country town uncovers a complex web of love, envy and betrayal.

Currently Reading - Death-Watch, John Dickson Carr

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The 5th Gideon Fell mystery, re-released by Open Road Media - originally written in 1935.

From the Blurb:

John Dickson Carr, a master of the Golden Age British-style mystery novel, presents Dr. Gideon Fell’s most chilling case, in which a clock-obsessed killer terrorizes London

A clockmaker is puzzled by the theft of the hands of a monumental new timepiece he is preparing for a member of the nobility. That night, one of the stolen hands is found buried between a policeman’s shoulder blades, stopping his clock for all time.

Currently Reading - The Truth Will Out, Jane Isaac

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Debut British Police Procedural - due for release 1st April.

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Eva is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend. She calls an ambulance and forces herself to flee Hampton, fearing for her own safety. DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into the murder. With no leads, no further witnesses and no sign of forced entry, the murder enquiry begins.

Slowly, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together. But as Helen inches towards solving the case, her past becomes caught up in her present.

Currently Reading - Who Killed Scott Guy?, Mike White

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Flagged as the case that gripped a nation, it's not one that I'd heard of on this side of the ditch, before starting this book. Seems like a very sad series of events all round.

From the Blurb:

Scott Guy was a good man, a great dad, a salt-of-the-earth farmer who was gunned down at his front gate for no conceivable reason.

Great News about the Charlie Berlin series from Geoffrey McGeachin

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Geoffrey McGeachin's Charlie Berlin novels, The Diggers Rest Hotel and Blackwattle Creek, have just been re-issued by Penguin Australia with evocative new covers featuring shiny gold medallions indicating that each of the titles has won a Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. The third Berlin story, St Kilda Blues, will be published by Penguin in June.

Currently Reading - Death Can't Take a Joke, Anya Lipska

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The second book featuring DC Nat Kershaw and PI Janusz Kiszka, I've been looking very forward to this one. Following the pattern as well, I'm listening to Chopin (predictable I know but I couldn't think of another Polish composer in a hurry).

From the Blurb:

When masked men brutally stab one of his closest friends to death, Janusz Kiszka – fixer to East London’s Poles – must dig deep into London’s criminal underbelly to track down the killers and deliver justice.

Currently Reading - The Cabinetmaker, Alan Jones

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Supplied by the author, this ebook has a very intriguing blurb.

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The Cabinetmaker, Alan Jones’ first novel, tells of one man’s fight for justice when the law fails him. Set in Glasgow from the late nineteen-seventies through to the current day, a cabinetmaker's only son is brutally murdered by a gang of thugs, who walk free after a bungled prosecution.

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