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Neil Cross and Natural History

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Neil Cross's Natural History just showed up for review which provided me a) with a book I'm looking forward to reading and b) with a bio on the author that added a few things I hadn't been aware of.  Spooks is one of those fabulous British TV dramas, where the pace is taut and the storylines just realistic enough to make you go hmmmmmm.  And Neil Cross, who lives in New Zealand is one of the writers on the upcoming 6th Series of Spooks.

First Tuesday Book Club - access a discussion on The Broken Shore online

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First Tuesday Book Club for October 

The ABC have pushed this program out onto the internet quite well and it is possible to download a video file in either MP4 or WMV format. The most recent four episodes are available on their site as of today.

The Perfect Suspect by Vincent Varjavandi

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The perfect suspect by Vincent Varjavandi - Double Bay, N.S.W.: Longueville Media, 2006. 367 p. ; 23 cm.
tags: Crime
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My review of this debut book from a Sydney based author has just been published

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No 1

Subtitled EEEKKKKK - it's my turn....

The marvellous Barbara Fister came up with the idea of the Carnival of the Criminal Minds, which will be a strolling / wandering / juggling roll call of bloggers who, in turn, will point out some items of interest to our joint readership.   It's going to be great fun so I hope you'll subscribe and follow along with everyone.

The 10.30 from Marseille by Sebastien Japrisot

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The 10.30 from Marseille by Sebastien Japrisot - Souvenir (1964), Unknown Binding, 181 pages
tags: Crime
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By pure chance I picked up two books by this author recently because, well I guess the titles appealed but the blurbs sounded intriguing.

The Sinner, Petra Hammesfahr

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The people at Bitter Lemon Press are really evil

They send me these seemingly innocuous little messages with notes about books and suddenly I've got cravings.  Surely this is just addict encouragement.  Anyway - this arrived in my email box this morning and now I can feel that desperate sweat breaking out:

The Sinner

by Petra Hammesfahr

Out now in the UK in bookshops and through online retailers

Maigret and the Idle Burglar (Penguin Red Classics) by Georges Simenon

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Maigret and the Idle Burglar (Penguin Red Classics) by Georges Simenon - Penguin Books Ltd (2007), Paperback, 144 pages
tags: Crime
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Penguin have released a range of classics under the "labelling" of Red Classics.  From their website: