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Cato Kwong is back in the much anticipated fourth novel in the series, and I'm blissfully happy about that.
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Started reading the third Georgie Harvey / John Franklin novel by Sandi Wallace last week ... this time set in the Dandenong Ranges, which was a bit of a blast from past - rain / storms / fog / trees down / cold. Vaguely remember how all of that worked.
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Part thriller, part essay, all history lesson.
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From the shamefully overdue pile (turns out I have quite a few shameful piles...)
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I remember very well when this triple murder occurred, so I'm hoping this book will cast some light into dark places.
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Another from the was reading pile (I've been computer avoiding for a few days).
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Backcountry mystery outshone big city crime at WORD Christchurch Festival on Saturday evening as Alan Carter and Jennifer Lane were named the winners of the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
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This is the latest in the rural noir pile, and 50 or so pages in feels like a very good entry indeed.
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Post the #neddies it is sometimes hard to get back in the reading groove, so I'm starting with something rather different from what I'd normally contemplate going near. So far the plan is working...
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From the just finished pile.
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Thank you Peter Corris, thank you.
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The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) announced the winners of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards at a packed event at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on 26 August.
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Big change of pace, but I'm actually reading something written by someone who is not from our neck of the woods!
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From the heaving great pile of reading matter that I'm very behind with.
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I've been wanting to read this interesting analysis for sometime now so yesterday sat down and did so.
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We are nothing if not predictable here at AustCrimeFiction - and it's my turn to read this now.
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There's a LOT of buzz going around about this one.
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My round up of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards shortlist is now at Newtown Review of Books
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Slight (okay extreme) change of pace.
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So I read this one over the weekend but it's another that a review will come out in the next day or so, in the meantime ... read it.
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One that I finished over the weekend - review to come asap.
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The Frankston Murders, which has been just been republished by Clan Destine Press in a revised edition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a seven-week killing spree that traumatised families and the community.
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The Ned Kelly Awards are on Sunday 26th August in Melbourne at the Toff in Town
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Catching up on some of the true crime books stacked about the place.
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Following on from Gideon Haigh's A Scandal in Bohemia, a factual account of the life and fate of Molly Dean, now The Portrait of Molly Dean, a fictional look back and Molly's life from the point of view of independent art dealer Alex Cayton. A fabulous read.
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This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.
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Finished this late last night because I wanted to read it and because next up (after a bookclub read) it's Katherine Koviac's book The Portrait of Molly Dean.
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I've been doing a lot of "required reading" recently, so indulging myself in random dips into the Discworld series on audio book.
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Turns out that injury to my partner (he's okay) is something that will bite into my reading time.
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Started this one last night.
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I am sort of keeping pace with myself again, having just finished this book...
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I am actually reading this one right now. I'm all caught up in other words!
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Latest, just finished read. Hopefully this is the start of another series.
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Nearly caught up now - finished this earlier this week.
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It's been quite a while since I caught up with these listings as you can probably tell by now.
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Another from the pile up of things I should have mentioned a week ago.
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Another from the have read pile - this is the 3rd book in the Natalie King series.
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Really like the way that Ellie Marney creates the settings for these books - they feel very real and the people in them authentic.
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A memoir originally published in 2015 I listened to Sue Perkins on the audio version of this and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Another from the past reading pile.
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Okay so there's a spot of catching up going on - I have been so busy reading, I've forgotten to post updates.
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Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist - a few personal comments.
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Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.
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Set in Mexico, among the worst of the worst behaviour of the cartels, and to be frank, men, a union activist makes a stand. Tim Baker has created wonderful characters in Pilar and Fuentes.
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2nd in the Lewis Trilogy, I've pretty much started this one straight after the first, The Blackhouse.
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Event - Launch of Liz Porter's latest true crime book - Crime Scene Asia.
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Started this one last night, it's due for publication sometime soon and so far it's really engaging.
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Latest from the audio pile.
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Started this one over the weekend and didn't get nearly enough reading time to finish it, which has turned out to be a bit annoying as it's very good.
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Technically this is a was reading, as it's been bubbling along in the background as a just a couple of chapters book, until it got to the point where sleep was lost finishing it.
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