The Mistake

May / June on AustCrimeFiction

After managing to keep this up for quite a few months - I forgot to do May and now I'm late with June.... 

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The Long Con, Barry Weston (Aust)

Review - The Mistake, Grant Nicol

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Book Title: 
The Mistake
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B00RMB0AFA
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Thirteen Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

March on AustCrime

The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.

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Detective Work, John Dale

#amreading The Mistake, Grant Nicol

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Grant Nicol is originally from New Zealand but his fiction is set in Iceland, where he now lives. This is a bit more of a novella.

From the Blurb:

Everybody Makes Mistakes!

A mutilated body is found on a lonely street in Reykjavík.

Detective Grímur intends to see that justice is done.

Kjartan Jónsson vows that his daughter’s killer will be punished. And that the punishment will fit the crime.

Prime suspect Gunnar Atli desperately needs to prevent his own dark secrets from coming to light. And he’s not the only one.

The Mistake

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Everybody Makes Mistakes!

A mutilated body is found on a lonely street in Reykjavík.

Detective Grímur intends to see that justice is done.&nbsp;<br>Kjartan Jónsson vows that his daughter’s killer will be punished. And that the punishment will fit the crime.

Prime suspect Gunnar Atli desperately needs to prevent his own dark secrets from coming to light. And he’s not the only one.

Fine lines separate truth, justice and vengeance. Put a foot wrong, and any one of them could be making the biggest mistake of his life.

ISBN: 
B00RMB0AFA
Publisher: 
Thirteen Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.

THE MISTAKE - Wendy James

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Book Title: 
The Mistake
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921901041
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Psychological Suspense
Location: 
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Currently Reading - The Mistake, Wendy James

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It slipped down the back of the couch. The dog ate the cover. Somebody hid it on me. Really I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get to THE MISTAKE. Honestly there are days when I wonder whether it's my brain down the back of the couch....

From the Blurb:

Jodie Garrow is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant. Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she adopts out the baby illegally - and tells nobody.

The Mistake

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

We all have secrets . . .

Jodie Garrow is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant. Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she adopts out the baby illegally – and tells nobody.

Twenty-five years on, Jodie has built a new life and a new family. But when a chance meeting brings the adoption to the notice of the authorities, Jodie becomes caught in a nationwide police investigation, and the centre of a media witch hunt.

ISBN: 
9781921901041
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012