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Currently Reading - The Caller, Karin Fossum

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Okay - so I really am in the middle of reading this book, for once (rather than just catching up).

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One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree.  But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror.  The child is bathed in blood.

Currently Reading - The Courier's New Bicycle, Kim Westwood

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From the Blurb:

Join Salisbury Forth on twenty adrenaline-fuelled days as a courier of contraband in the alleyways of inner Melbourne, a city of rolling power outages, fuel rationing and curfews.

Life’s stressful, post-pandemic: a vaccine dispensed Australia-wide has caused mass infertility and people are scrambling for cures. This would be fine for the hormone business, except the new government has banned all remedies except prayer.

Currently Reading - The Winter of the Lions, Jan Costin Wagner

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Another just finished, as opposed to reading now, this is the third Kimmo Joentaa novel from Jan Costin Wagner.

From the Blurb:

Every year since the tragic death of his wife, Detective Kimmo Joentaa has prepared for the isolation of Christmas with a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm himself against the harsh Finnish winter.  However, this year events take an unexpected turn when a young woman turns up on his doorstep.

Currently Reading - No-one Loves a Policeman, Guillermo Orsi

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Less of a currently reading, and more of a just finished, this is one of the books that's been in my dip into whilst waiting basket.

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It is December 2001 and Argentina is in meltdown.  Pablo Martelli, once in an elite branch of the police force known as the "National Shame", is a shadow of his former self, scraping by as a bathroom-appliance salesman.

Currently Reading - Bound, Vanda Symon

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Okay, so I was hoarding this for over Christmas reading.  But will power is not something I'm known for...

From the Blurb:

A brutal home invasion shocks the nation.  A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch.

But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be.  And when the evidence points to two of Dunedin's most hated criminals, the case seems cut and dried ... until the body count starts to rise.

Meanwhile, Sam is in big trouble again ...

Currently Reading - Truth Dare Kill, Gordon Ferris

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Read this over the weekend, just about in a single sitting actually.

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1945.  The war is over.  But there are no medals for Danny McRae, just amnesia and blackout's, twin handicaps for a private investigator especially with a filthy rich client on the hook for murder.

Savage Victory: Announcing the 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards' Results

Melbourne author, Angela Savage, has won 1st prize in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards – the first crime writer with one or more crime novels under the belt to do so in the 18 years of the short-story competition.

Currently Reading - Until Thy Wrath Be Past, Asa Larsson

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In the first thaw of spring the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Torne in the far north of Sweden.  Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kruna.  Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure.  Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams?

Readers Feast Rises Again #readersfeast

This is particularly fantastic news - not just because Readers Feast is such a beautiful shop, with staff who know what they are talking about, but Mary is also a very strong supporter of crime fiction worldwide.  (She's one of those reading mentors that I used to follow very very closely).

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-new-feast-for-lovers-of-books-201111...