Paul Daley

The Most Memorable Books: 2014

Because it's been such a stellar year for Crime Fiction - a Most Memorable of the Year List before Christmas seems like a plan in case anybody is thinking about books to spoil themselves / friends / family with. Of course the year isn't over yet and I fully expect a few more "memorables" between now and the end of December, if the previous 11 months have been any indication.

The ones that simply will not go out of my head:

Review - CHALLENGE, Paul Daley

Author Information
Book Title: 
Challenge
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522858631
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Politics
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - CHALLENGE, Paul Daley

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Number 1 read from the long weekend we granted ourselves. A thriller, set in Canberra. Very realistic (and that's even allowing for a bit of wish fulfilment hereabouts).

From the Blurb:

Fast-paced Australian political fiction, Challenge unfolds over three days in an atmosphere of treachery and deceit, amid a looming federal leadership challenge.

THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER - Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Phillip Island Murder
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Phillip Island

The Phillip Island Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The discovery of the body of Beth Barnard, a popular, lively, attractive 23-year-old, on the floor of the bedroom in the island farmhouse where she lived, began a murder investigation and rocked a peaceful community.

ISBN: 
1877029815
Publisher: 
Pennon Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2004

Currently Reading - The Phillip Island Murder, Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley

This is a true crime book about the murder of a young woman on Phillip Island - that has been blamed on the wife of the victim's lover, although the wife disappeared on that night - believed to have committed suicide off the San Remo Bridge.  Although there is enough in the story to make you wonder. 

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