Karen's blog

Currently Reading - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

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I've been looking forward to this book, very very very much looking forward to this book.  This is the first of three novels by crusading liberal journalist Stieg Larsson, who died shortly after the three novels were delivered to his Swedish publisher.  Alas he is not alive to see the level of interest and praise that THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is garnering.

Currently Reading - The Skeleton Man, Jim Kelly

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This is the 5th book in the Philip Dryden series.  Philip is a big city newspaper journalist who has since moved to a very small town when his wife has a bad car accident and is comatosed for many years.  The books do that balance of the personal and the "mystery" really well and it doesn't hurt that Philip is a very engaging character.

Currently Reading - Manhunt, Christian Jacq

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Manhunt, The Vengeance of the Gods - Conspiracy and Murder in Ancient Egypt.

"Kel woke with a start and leapt to his bedroom window.  Judging by the sun's position, the morning was already far advanced.  He, a brilliant young man considered very gifted and destined for a fine career, was going to be punished for a heinous crime:  being monstrously and inexcusably late for work at the Interpreters' Secretariat".

Currently Reading - A Quiet Belief in Angels, R J Ellory

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Having now finished the big beautiful The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, it's on to this book.

"Rumor[sic], hearsay, folklore.  Whichever way it laid down to rest it came up for air, rumor[sic] had it that a white feather indicated the visitation of an angel."

Kathryn Fox draws headlines on The Age website (well for a little while anyway :) )

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Well it's the lead story on The Age's website right now - doesn't mean something won't move it away later in the day, but for a short time... Crime Fiction makes headlines!

http://tinyurl.com/2tn948

If you're quick:  http://www.theage.com.au

Currently Reading - The Redbreast, Jo Nesbo

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I've picked this book up after having it here for the longest time, because it's an upcoming discussion book on 4 Mystery Addicts

"A grey bird glided in and out of Harry's field of vision.  He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel.  Slow time.  Somebody had been talking about 'slow time' on TV yesterday.  This was slow time.  Like on Christmas Eve before Father Christmas came.  Or sitting in the electric chair before the current was turned on."

Official Launch of Fan Mail - the latest Sophie Anderson book by P D Martin

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Fan Mail will be officially launched on the 7th February with an online webcast - if you head off to:

http://www.pdmartin.com.au/news.asp?id=52

For details of the webcast, where to login and the various times for times in Australia, North America (East and West coast) and UK / Ireland.

Currently Reading - Dry Dock, Cathy Cole

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Back to the pile of unread Australian books that I keep hoarding away.  I must try harder to read the occasional book from this pile - it's threatening to topple and flatten a dog on any given day   The most recent I've grabbed from there starts off: