Australia

#amreading - Reckoning, Magda Szubanski

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I started this the other night and was enthralled from the start. For our first 2018 f2f bookclub gathering.

From the Blurb:

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.

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.

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

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
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9781925164480
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Snowy Lane
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Crime Fiction
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Perth
Fremantle
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Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Lone Child, Anna George

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The Lone Child
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Australia
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9780670077748
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Domestic Noir
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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.

Ged Gilmore

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Gilmore, Ged

Ged grew up in the Midlands of England before moving to London where he completed degrees in languages and literature at the University of London.

After graduating, Ged worked in France, Germany and Italy before returning to London for eighteen years where he gained experience in a variety of roles including the police force, the film industry and banking. Fancying a change to sunnier climes, Ged made the leap to Sydney in early 2004. These days he spends his time between Australia, Ireland and the UK.

Review - All Our Secrets, Jennifer Lane

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All Our Secrets
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New Zealand
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Crime Fiction
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Rosa Mira Books
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2017