Crime Fiction

Was Reading - Big Red Rock, David Owen

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Promised myself this would be my Boxing Day Test reading this year - which turned out to be the perfect choice, what with that awful wicket.

From the Blurb:

Say it's not so, but detective squads still put their faith in the whiteboard and texta, brainstorming difficult cases. Like this:

Was Reading - Now We Are Dead, Logan McRae #10.5

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Took a little break over Christmas / New Year. Did some reading (not enough). Did some work around the farm (too much). Melted in the heat (a lot). Drank some ridiculously lovely wine (never enough). Ate chocolate (mind your own business about how much). Read a Stuart MacBride novel that featured Roberta Steel which made me happy.

From the Blurb:

From the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes a standalone spinoff featuring DS Roberta Steel

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Review - Clear to the Horizon, Dave Warner

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Clear to the Horizon
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Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164480
Series: 
Snowy Lane
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Perth
Fremantle
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - All the Wicked Girls, Chris Whitaker

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All The Wicked Girls
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United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781785761522
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
Alabama
USA
Publisher: 
Bonnier Zaffre
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Lone Child, Anna George

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The Lone Child
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670077748
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Category: 
Domestic Noir
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Headland, Ged Gillmore

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Having now officially completely lost control of Mt TBR I'm randomly picking things based on some criteria or another. So I started this one over the weekend. Not sorry.

From the Blurb:

What happens when a drug dealer is forced to turn detective?

Meet Bill Murdoch, the world's most reluctant private investigator.

Review - From the Shadows, Neil White

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From the Shadows
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781785760921
Series: 
Dan Grant
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Legal
Thriller
Publisher: 
Bonnier Zaffre
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Nothing Bad Happens Here, Nikki Crutchley

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Nothing Bad Happens Here
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New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473404505
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Oak House Books
Year of Publication: 
2017