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Currently Reading - Death and the Spanish Lady, Carolyn Morwood

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Okay - only minor mentions thus far of warm weather, droughts and lack of rain - which is just as well because this is, so far, a very interesting book.

From the Blurb:

Melbourne, 1919.  Nurses returning from the Great War are once again risking their lives, this time putting themselves in the firing line of a deadly disease:  the Spanish 'Flu.

Currently Reading - Outrage, Arnaldur Indridason

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If this stinking, awful, relentless heat doesn't stop soon you can expect to see me reading more from cold climes.  And something with rain... seeing as we've had bugger all for months now.

From the Blurb:

In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood.  There is no sign of a break-in: the only clues are a woman's purple shawl, found under the bed in the next room, and a vial of prescription drugs in the victim's pocket.








Currently Reading - The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty

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Due for release at the end of January, the first in a new series.

From the Blurb:

Spring 1981. Newly promoted and posted to Carrickfergus CID, Detective Sergeant Duffy has hardly had a chance to unpack when he's landed with two very different cases:  what may be Northern Ireland's first ever serial killer and a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder.

Currently Reading - Madame Midas, Fergus Hume

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Another re-read, and a book I've been dipping into for most of this month.

From the Blurb:

When the irresistably attractive French convict Gaston Vandeloup escapes to the goldfields of Ballarat, he sets out to meet the remarkable Madame Midas.  Charming, intelligent and forthright, she finds her fortune in Ballarat's fabulous mines and returns to marvellous Melbourne where she lives in magnificent style.  But, in that city of con men and opportunists, her wealth makes her prey to deceit and crime, destined to end in murder ...

Currently Reading - Wink Murder, Ali Knight

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From the "new to me" pile (probably because this is a first book :) )

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Kate Forman has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul.  But late one night Paul comes home drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something - or someone.

Currently Reading - The Sleeping Dragon, Miyuki Miyabe

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It's Lunar New Year, and the upcoming year is the Year of the Dragon so that seemed like as good a reason as any to pluck this off the long lurking shelves.

From the Blurb:

A fierce typhoon strikes Tokyo one night, flooding the city streets.  Someone removes a manhole cover, and a little boy out searching for his pet goes missing and is believed drowned in the sewers.  Is it murder?

Currently Reading - Beyond Fear, Jaye Ford

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It never fails to astound me how one person, reading all the time, can still be so very very far behind.  I should have read this ages ago.

From the Blurb:

At seventeen, Jodie Cramer survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers.  Her schoolmate Angie was not so lucky ...

Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two - and her past is a horror she's buried deep.  When she sets out for a weekend in the country with three friends, all she has in mind are a few laughs and a break from routine.