Rachel Amphlett

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



Review - Scared to Death, Rachel Amphlett

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Book Title: 
Scared to Death
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Kay Hunter
Categorisation
Category: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
UK
Publisher: 
Saxon Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Scared to Death, Rachel Amphlett

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Really happy to be reading the latest from Rachel Amphlett, and first in a new series based around Detective Kay Hunter. Blog tour details in the graphic below.

From the Blurb:

A serial killer murdering for kicks. 

A detective seeking revenge.

Scared to Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

A serial killer murdering for kicks. 

A detective seeking revenge.

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. 

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

Series: 
Kay Hunter
Publisher: 
Saxon Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

November on AustCrimeFiction

A big November, with a welcome back to Andrea Thompson who is posting reviews and blogs now around her busy day job(s), kids, fostering animals, coffee drinking day to day activities :)

Reviewed This Month:

Inside the Black Horse, Ray Berard

Review - THREE LIVES DOWN, Rachel Amphlett

Author Information
Book Title: 
Three Lives Down
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780992268596
Series: 
Dan Taylor
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Politics
Location: 
United Kingdom
Year of Publication: 
2015

October on AustCrimeFiction

Another busy October with slightly improved reading numbers. 

Read and Reviewed this Month:

Crime Fiction

Poison Bay, Belinda Pollard

Television reporter Callie Brown likes safe places with good coffee. But she joins friends from the past on a trek into New Zealand’s most brutal wilderness, in the hope of healing a broken heart.

What she doesn’t know is that someone wants them all dead.

Currently Reading - Three Lives Down, Rachel Amphlett

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Latest thriller in the Dan Taylor series, which I will admit to really liking.

From the Blurb:

Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project.

Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil?

Three Lives Down

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project.

Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil?

With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country’s place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core.

If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man.

ISBN: 
9780992268596
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Dan Taylor
Year of Publication: 
2015