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#amreading Dead In The Water, Tania Chandler

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From the embarrassingly overdue pile...

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When Brigitte and her family moved from the city, they were supposed to be happier. And safer. But soon her crime-writer ex-boyfriend turns up in town to promote his new novel, in which a woman is found dead — murdered — in a country lake. Hours later, Brigitte watches the police pull a body from the water near her Gippsland home.

#amreading Bangkok Belle, Ron McMillan

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2nd in the really enjoyable Mason & Dixie series - set in Thailand and the trans-gender community. 

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Bangkok private eye duo Mason & Dixie are hired to provide protection to Australian soap opera star Belle Cooper, who came under vicious attack from the moment she announced her participation in a Bangkok pageant.

#amreading The Prodigal Son, Sulari Gentill

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Perfect filler read around weekend activities.

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After eight years abroad, Rowland Sinclair has come home to a house he hates, and a city which seems conservative ... and dull. 

He longs to return to the bright lights of Europe. Until an old friend persuades him to join Sydney Art School. 

There, under the tutelage of the renowned Julian Ashton, Rowland learns to paint and finds himself drawn into the avant-garde world of Sydney’s artistic set. 

#amreading Scared to Death, Rachel Amphlett

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Really happy to be reading the latest from Rachel Amphlett, and first in a new series based around Detective Kay Hunter. Blog tour details in the graphic below.

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A serial killer murdering for kicks. 

A detective seeking revenge.

October on AustCrimeFiction

October on AustCrime because I'm back getting my act together.

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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Melina Marchetta (Aust)

#amreading A Donation of Murder, Felicity Young

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The fifth in the Dody McCleland series - murder, investigation, women's rights and some crossroads for both McCleland and Pike.

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The fifth in the Dr Dodi McCleland series - Agatha Christie meets Phryne Fisher

#amreading Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre Volume 4

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A wonderful collection of writings from a range of inmates in the Junee Correctional Centre. Heart-felt, confrontational, often extremely raw, this is the sort of collection of writings that you need to take your time with, dip in and out of, re-read and think about. More to come on this wonderful volume.

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#amreading Flare-Up, Felicity Young

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I'm an idiot and I'm now two books from different series by author Felicity Young behind. So last night I tossed a coin to decide which one comes first - Flare-Up it is, to be followed closely by A Donation of Murder.

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Outback murders, dodgy thieves, organised crime and arson - a small outback community is crackling with nerves, as Cam Fraser investigates.