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#amreading Only Daughter, Anna Snoekstra

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Latest from the review pile - this time for http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com

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Home can be the most dangerous place of all...

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman’s dark past becomes another’s deadly future.

In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.

SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree - Sisters in Crime Australia's 25th Anniversary Convention

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19th November, St Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars debate crime in all its infamy.

Simultaneous panels and speed pitching sessions with publishers, agents and producers.

#amreading Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil, Melina Marchetta

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So far, I'm really liking this one...

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Bashir “Bish” Ortley is a London desk cop. Almost over it. Still not dealing with the death of his son years ago, as well as the break-up of his marriage. 

Across the channel, a summer bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is subject to a deadly bomb attack, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board. 

August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

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The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

#amreading Cyanide Games, Richard Beasley

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If there's two things this last bout of extreme weather has taught me - don't try to use the much vaunted SkyMuster for anything and don't think you'll get much reading done when you're running around digging trenches for water to run off.

From the Blurb:

Peter Tanner left the flashy world of commercial law following the tragic death of his wife. Now, as a criminal defence barrister, he crosses paths with some of the less desirable but wealthy members of the nation’s underbelly.

#amreading Killing Love, Rebecca Poulson

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Profoundly personal retelling of a family torn apart by a suicide and then a triple murder.

From the Blurb:

This powerful, unforgettable and uplifting story is one part wrenching family memoir, and one part inspirational journey towards healing and forgiveness – but most of all, it’s an unputdownable journey through one family’s tragedy and how they refused to let it define them.

State of Play: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century, University of Melbourne, 6th October

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On Thursday 6th October, there are some events being organised around the University of Melbourne and a research project: "Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century", with some great crime, romance and fantasy writers speaking!

#amreading The Falls, B Michael Radburn

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Another from the been waiting far too long pile.

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A week of despair... a century of evil



Damaged but not yet broken, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are in the past - until a raging forest fire in an isolated canyon of The Falls lays bare the remains of a young woman… and a decade-old killing ground.

After the police enlist Taylor in their investigation, the evidence bizarrely points to a deranged preacher who reigned over The Falls a century ago.