Because everything's always all over the place, I thought maybe if I started a note of what I'm reading, and what's next up in the piles I might (MIGHT) have a small chance of keeping track. Ha.
#auscrime: The Drowning by Bryan Brown - first full novel from this actor turned writer. Review asap.
#currentaffairs: It's Our Country, edited by Marcia Langton and Megan Davis. (Week of silence being honoured for reflection. So not surprised that those on the no side haven't got the grace to give it a try). https://bookwyrm.social/book/815375/s/its-our-country
Currently Reading / Catchup Book: Offline by Anne Holt - a series I'm disgracefully behind with and I felt like "a catchup" - ie a book I've chosen from my favourite #scandinoir piles as opposed to the tempting review books I should be reading.
Currently Listening: The Word is Murder, Anthony Horowitz - loved The Magpie Murders which we watched on BritBox recently so grabbed this for my audio queue (which is mostly during weekend chores / when driving somewhere listening).
Bookclub book: Our next f2f bookclub book is Nimblefoot by Robert Drewe https://bookwyrm.social/book/1432295/s/nimblefoot Initially very put off by the casual animal cruelty in the opening section. I'm told the rest of the book is better, but seriously not in the mood.
Next Up - I've just realised I don't know. It'll be whatever is around that soothes a very fractured, very pissed off soul. I wonder if I've got some crime fiction that deals with force feeding some truth into a lot of very disappointing people.
The body of a local teenage boy is found on the beach of a sleepy northern New South Wales town. David went for an evening swim and got into trouble . . . at least, that's what it looks like.
Three weeks before, Leila, a young backpacker, didn't turn up for her shift at the local cafe. Benny, the owner, isn't worried. It happens - backpackers are always on the move. There'll be another one.
One of the locals, Adrian, has been a help to Benny. He's found him a nice little sideline. Not exactly legal. Is that all Adrian is arranging on the coast? He once was a cop but has he gone bad?
And in the back-blocks outside town, a bikie gang is gearing up for a large consignment from South America.
Murder, drugs, liaisons and lies are stirring up this small coastal town.
It has been eleven years since Hanne Wilhelmsen's life was forever changed by an assault that left her wheelchair bound. Now, Hanne's self-imposed exile is nearing its end. When Oslo comes under attack from Islamic extremists in a series of explosions, the city is left reeling. A militant group claim responsibility, but the Norwegian police force doubt on the authenticity of the declaration, and the group's very existence. The unfolding drama is brought to Hanne's door by her former partner Billy T., who is convinced that his son, Linus, is involved in the recent events. He begs Hanne for help. But Hanne soon learns that she cannot protect Linus, Billy T. or the people of Oslo. Those bent of destruction are one step ahead, and many lives will be lost before the truth is revealed...Don't miss this unforgettable sequel to Anne Holt's biggest bestseller 1222 - and penultimate novel in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
The New York Times best-selling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.
A woman crosses a London street.
It is just after 11 a.m. on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service.
Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home.
Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material.
As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz - a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories - suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he's at the center of a story he can't control...and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own.
A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.