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Currently Reading - Killing for the Company, Chris Ryan

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Another review book that has been in the queue for way too long.

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2003. Invalided out of the SAS Chet Freeman makes his living in high-end security, on a temporary contract for an American corporation called the Grosvenor Group. He catches a young woman, a peace campaigner, eavesdropping on a meeting the Group is holding with the British Prime Minister. The Group's interests include arms manufacture, and what Chet and the young woman overhear seems to imply that it is bribing the Prime Minister to take his country into an illegal war.

Currently Reading - Cold Light, John Harvey

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A special long weekend, so a few catchups with old favourites.

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A cabbie’s been beaten up, there’s a drunk and disorderly in the interview room and a possible child abuser is on his way in. Just a pretty normal Christmas Holiday for Resnick and his team. Then Dana Matheison calls to report her flat mate, Nancy, missing. Pretty soon the police have proof that Nancy was kidnapped, and then — as the New Year celebrations wind down — the first tape arrives and Resnick knows they’re dealing with a dangerous psychopath.

Currently Reading - Voice of the Violin, Andrea Camilleri

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It's been a while since the movies of this series were playing on SBS but I can still see the actor that plays Inspector Montalbano - he did such a tremendous job of bringing the grumpy, food loving, complicated character to life. Another series that I'm very behind with but I do love the chance to dip into the books when I can.

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Update the Technology, then scramble to catchup

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Apologies to those authors and publicists who have been wondering whether I'm ever going to post their event, review or book details. A technology update was required, and while I was at it, a bit of a layout mod at the same time.

Nothing like a website as a big toy.

Currently Reading - The Burning, Jane Casey

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I picked this book up somewhere, sometime ago and have looked at it occasionally since. For some reason the other day I decided to pick it up. Now I'm not saying that a central character who can't parallel park is necessarily somebody with whom I would instantly feel some affinity... but... everyone who has ever been in a car with me will know my liking for angle parking, drive into / out of parking, and if necessary a nice long walk from wherever such accessible car park might have been...

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Currently Reading - Dead Bishop's Don't Lie, Andre K Baby

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Just realised that the entry for this book went missing a bit when I switched over sites a few minutes ago....

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Saas Fee ski resort, Switzerland, 7.00 am March 6, 2005

A group of skiers find themselves staring in horror at the half- naked body of a man, his outstretched arms tied crucifixion-like to the cable of the Alpin Express cable car. The victim is later identified as the outspoken, controversial Monsignor Antoine Salvador, Archbishop of Lyon.

Currently Reading - Borrowed Light Graham Hurley

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Been quiet around here lately. Well on the surface anyway. Underneath there's been some bloody serious paddling going on.

Anyway, this is a book I've been looking forward to, and not looking forward to. It's quite amazing how you can really feel the end of a favourite book series.

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Currently Reading - Carl Williams, Adam Shand

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Due out later in October.

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Barwon Prison's maximum security unit, 19 April 2010: Carl Williams is beaten to death with the stem of an exercise bike by a fellow inmate. And so, the last moments of this convicted contract killer and key figure in the Melbourne underworld echoed the rest of his life: violent, chilling, brutal.

Currently Reading - Death on a Galician Shore, Domingo Villar

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I believe this is the second of the DI Leo Caldas. If the start's any indication I hope the first one has been translated.

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One misty autumn dawn in a quiet fishing port in northwest Spain, the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour.

Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headquarters in the nearby city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide. But details soon come to light that turn this routine matter into a complex murder investigation.