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Currently Reading - The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper

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To be brutally honest, this is one of those books that I've known I should have read, and yet I've been very very leery of doing so.  The subject matter is uncomfortable, the events confronting.

It's not good enough to shy away because the truth is uncomfortable.

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Currently Reading - Angels Unaware, Mike Ripley

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I recently had to spend a bit of fill in time waiting for a car service to be completed, so I spent some time in the library.  And started reading this book.  It seemed churlish not to borrow it, but I've not had time to finish it since.  So now I am.

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Roy Angel is not a man for paperwork.  He's never completed a risk assessment form in his life.  NOw he's wishing he had - his life could depend on it ...

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2009 Davitt Award Winners

At a fantastic night out and ceremony last night the Sisters in Crime 2009 Davitt Award winners were announced, wined, dined, feted and photographed. 

The nights festivities were highlighted by a chat between Sue Turnbull and Justice Elizabeth King of the Supreme Court of Victoria, some fabulous food and 130+ Sisters in Crime and Brothers in Law turning out on a cold Melbourne night to celebrate some absolutely fantastic authors and books.

But without further ado - the winners of the categories in the order they were announced:

TRUE CRIME

Crime & Justice Festival - July 2009

Well it's a month since the Crime & Justice festival and I've decided to stop saying I'm running late in the occasional paltry commentary on things and just say I'm not going to be rushed into anything.

But we were lucky enough to spend the weekend at the 2nd Crime & Justice Festival put on by Readers Feast bookshop.

What a great little festival it's shaping up to be.

Concentrating on crime fiction and crime / justice issues, there was another wonderful guest lineup this year, and it was very gratifying to see an increase in the number of participants.

Cold Justice by Katherine Howell - new release date

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Katherine has just let me know that her third book - Cold Justice, has been pushed back to a new release date of February 2010.  Darn - that makes the wait just that little bit longer for those of us who are really hanging out for the next instalment from this great Australian author.

Stil - February, summer, hot, no excuse not to sit quietly and read a good book!

Teaser for Truth - Peter Temple (due out in October 2009)

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At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach.

So begins the sequel to Peter Temple's bestselling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Award.

Currently Reading - Singing to the Dead, Caro Ramsay

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A little break from my Davitt catchup whilst I attend to a group read on Murder and Mayhem!

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Two seven-year-old boys have been abducted from the streets of Glasgow.  Both had already endured years of neglect and betrayal - but for Detective Inspector Colin Anderson the case is especially disturbing, because the boys look so much like his own son Peter...

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Currently Reading - Murder on a Midsummer Night, Kerry Greenwood

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I haven't read a Phryne Fisher book in simply ages, so I've picked this one up in my pursuit of reading all nominees for next Friday's Davitt Awards.

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Melbourne, 1929.  The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heatwave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at.

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It had been such an agreeable day until then.

Currently Reading - Bruno Chief of Police, Martin Walker

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I know, I know, I'm supposed to be catching up on Davitt Award nominee books (I've got a few left to go), but I got distracted.  It happens.

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It's market day in St Denis, a small town in the Perigord region of south-west France.  The locals are on the alert because inspectors are about to make a 'surprise visit', hoping to enforce the unpopular and bureaucratic EU hygiene rules.  But for Captain Bruno Courreges, St Denis' Chief of Police, this particular market day turns into something far more serious.

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