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#amreading Burn Patterns, Ron Elliott

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One from the should have read this ages ago pile.

From the Blurb:

To her clients and colleagues, Iris is a therapist in a city psychology practice. But to the police and fire services, she is the Fire Lady – a profiler of arsonists.

After a troubled young man burns down her office, Iris just wants a quiet life. But her peace is shattered when a bomb goes off at a local school. Called in to help, Iris meets James, delusional and dangerous, and Chuck, a lone investigator tracking a serial arsonist he calls Zorro.

Ron Elliott

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Elliott, Ron

Ron Elliott is a scriptwriter, director and academic. His directorial credits include a feature film, Justice, and episodes of ABC programs such as Australia, You’re Standing In It, The Gillies Report and Studio 86. Ron has written for Home and Away, Bush Patrol, Ship to Shore and many more children’s television series. In 2001 he wrote the AFI nominated telemovie Southern Cross. Ron is currently a lecturer in Film and Television at Curtin University.

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Wimmera
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Australia
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9780733638459
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Crime Fiction
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Wimmera
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Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Crossing the Lines, Sulari Gentill

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Whilst not "strictly" crime fiction this is a fascinating intertwining tale that had me up way past when I should have nodded off last night.

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When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.

When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective ction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled.

Melissa James

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James, Melissa

Sydneysider Melissa James is a former nurse and has worked as a waitress, store assistant, and perfume and chocolate demonstrator. A highly successful Mills & Boon author, Melissa has over 20 romance titles published. Four of these were romantic suspense with Silhouette Intimate Moments (two of which won Romantic Times Top Picks). Under the name Lisa Chaplin, Melissa writes Napoleonic and ancient historical fiction. 

Review - The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

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The Secrets She Keeps
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Australia
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9780733638015
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
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Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Romeo's Gun, David Owen

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This has been languishing on the pile for Way. Too. Long.

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One year on and Pufferfish - aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken - remains haunted by his failure to apprehend the killer of a young Hobart woman. Every time he sees a merchant vessel leaving the city's port he thinks of Angie, because that's how her murderer escaped. And that merchant seaman may still be coming and going with impunity, waiting for another opportunity.

#amreading The Dark Lake, Sarah Bailey

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Another from last week's reading - to be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com

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A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.