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SOHO Crime Newsletter out - Adrian Hyland's Diamond Dove (Moonlight Downs) heads the list

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SOHO Crime's latest newsletter has been announced - and the first book is Diamond Dove (Moonlight Downs).  Follow the link below for some stunning review snippets:

http://www.sohopress.com/crimenewsletter.html

Currently Reading - Head Shot, Jarad Henry

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Shamefully late.  Unforgiveably late, but I have finally picked up Head Shot.

"The screaming phone assaulted his eardrums. Sweat lacquered his bare neck and chest.  McCauley shivered, rolled onto his side and stared at the alarm clock.  The red haze strung his eyes, gradually forming recognisable numbers.  Four in the morning.  He lifted the handset to his ear, answered with a grunt."

Currently Reading - By Death Divided, Patricia Hall

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By Death Divided is the 14th book in the Thackeray and Ackroyd Series by Patricia Hall. 

"Rage overtook him like a foul fog, filling his mouth with bile and squeezing his chest like a vice, forcing breath from his lungs with a harsh rattle.  There was never any warning.  One moment he was calm and in control, and the next filled with this murderous madness, which he only half-remembered after it had abated."

Currently Reading - Black Monday, R. Scott Reiss

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About to pick this one up:

"October 27th, 6 hours before outbreak.

A plague that will cause the death of millions.  A plague that will destroy countries.  A plague that will plunge the world into a dark age.  A plague that will make nobody sick."

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".