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Currently Reading - A Deniable Death, Gerald Seymour

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I need another category / pile - for goodness sake hurry up and read these books!

From the Blurb:

Danny 'Badger' Baxter has a talent for surveillance.

But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy Ulster fields, or Islamic extremists on rainswept Yorkshire moors.

MI6 have a plan to assassinate the Engineer - a brilliant maker of Improvised Explosive Devices, the roadside bombs which account for 80% of British casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Currently Reading - Red Wolf, Liza Marklund

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I'm picking this one up with a little reservation as, in earlier books in the series, I've really struggled with the central character Annika Bengtzon.  We'll see.

From the Blurb:

AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH?
Reporter Annika Bengtzon is working on the story of a devastating crime when she hears that a journalist investigating the same incident has been killed. It appears to be a hit-and-run accident.

Currently Reading - Partners and Crime, Rochelle Jackson

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Interesting perspective.

From the Blurb:

What was it like for Mary-Ann Hodge to be married to Mark 'Chopper' Read? How was Joe Korp's former girlfriend Tania Herman persuaded to try to kill his wife Maria? And why did hairdresser Sylvia Bruno fall for Melbourne gangland killer Nikolai 'The Bulgarian' Radev?

Currently Reading - Too Rich, Melissa Chan

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From the blast from the past pile, I remember reading this book when it first came out in 1991 so a reread to discuss here.

From the Blurb:

'You can never be too thin or too rich,' said Wallis Simpson, Duchess of WIndsor.

But Francesca Miles, independent feminist detective, disagrees.  When one of the richest men in Sydney is found dead in his penthouse she teams up with Inspector Joe Barnaby in a mystery that follows the trials and tribulations of a family that should have everything money can buy.

Currently Reading - Evil in Return, Elena Forbes

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Third book in the DI Mark Tartaglia series.

From the Blurb:

Bestselling novelist Joe Logan walks out into a hot summer's evening in central London. The next day his body is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery. He has been tied up, shot, and castrated. The killing has the hallmarks of a professional hit. But what had Logan done to deserve such a brutal end?

Currently Reading - Loss, Tony Black

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Gee, what a surprise.... another series I'm behind with, and now I suspect I'm all out of order over as well....

From the Blurb:

Gus Dury is a changed man. He is off the Edinburgh streets and back with estranged wife, Debs. He has promised her that he won't get involved in any more dodgy cases which the police can't or won't solve.

Above all, he's off the drink. In his pocket at all times is a half bottle of scotch, but although the label is worn to shreds, he has never so much as loosened the cap.

Currently Reading - The Double Life of Herman Rockefeller, Hilary Bonney

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True Crime for a change.

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In January 2010, a law-abiding, church-going father of two from Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs steps off a plane and disappears.  An intense police investigation uncovers the shocking truth:  Herman Rockefeller met with a pair of swingers - an alcoholic single mum and her rubbish-collector boyfriend - and the visit cost him his life.

Currently Reading - Die Twice, Andrew Grant

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Another book from the "new to me author" pile, which coincides with the "been sitting here too long pile".

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Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, ex-Royal Navy Intelligence agent David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago.  To the same office where, just a week before, his new handler was attacked and shot by an operative gone bad.