Over My Dead Body
Author
ISBN
9781925816860
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Good Turn
ISBN
9780751578300
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Prior Violations
ISBN
9798633184969
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Hopjoy Was Here
Author
ISBN
9781788420143
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Sticks and Stones
ISBN
9781760893026
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Shifting Landscape
ISBN
9781760686444
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Cutting the Cord
Author
ISBN
9781920727932
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Death of an Agent
Author
ISBN
9780992262297
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
4
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Spiked
Author
ISBN
9780473465858
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Dead Man Singing
ISBN
9781393699316
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Take Down
Author
ISBN
B07YQ38ZYG
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Murder in Doubt
Author
ISBN
9780473478841
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Lokahi's Triangle
ISBN
B07MXBWLBM
Book Number (in series)
4
Kanaloa's Betrayal
ISBN
B07W2WDP89
Book Number (in series)
5
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Into the Void
ISBN
9780473502621
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Chinese Proverb
Author
ISBN
9781483596563
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
One Single Thing
Author
ISBN
9780473477141
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Would She Be Gone
ISBN
B07ZGKP6DL
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Karen Chisholm

Two men.
One woman.
A blood feud.
The birth of the Italian mafia in Australia.

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Author
ISBN
9781925227581
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Karen Chisholm
Coffin, Scarcely Used
Author
ISBN
B079JHF82B
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Darkness For Light
Author
ISBN
9781760685812
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Riptides
ISBN
9780143792086
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Our Dark Secret
ISBN
9781509839476
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Guards! Guards!
ISBN
B0000546W9
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
8
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
City Without Stars
Author
ISBN
9780571338337
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Not the Faintest Trace
ISBN
B078TL6XS4
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Rain Fall
Author
ISBN
9781760296834
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
A Tropical Cure
ISBN
B0772J24BP
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Outlaw
Author
ISBN
9780995106413
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Make A Hard Fist
Author
ISBN
9780473421878
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Kiss My Assassin
Author
ISBN
B07RQLD35W
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Sisters
ISBN
B07W8WY88T
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Invisible Man from Salem
ISBN
B019MH8OMC
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Gerard Hardy's Misfortune
ISBN
9780648416579
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Peace
Author
ISBN
9781922268150
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
This Mortal Boy
Author
ISBN
9780143771807
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Tunnel Vision
Author
ISBN
B07FSNXFP5
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Death by Tradition
Author
ISBN
9780994571939
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Stakes
Author
ISBN
9781760632755
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
A Stolen Woman
Author
ISBN
B078WZYPLF
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Quaker
ISBN
9780008259914
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
State of Fear
Author
ISBN
9781925640953
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Fallen: The inside story of the secret trial and conviction of Cardinal George Pell
ISBN
B07PFHSMS8
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Vanishing Act
Author
ISBN
B07BGXGB9S
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam
Author
ISBN
9781504614757
Book Number (in series)
10
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Walking Towards Thunder
Author
ISBN
B07TLT496V
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Wedlock
Author
ISBN
9780473421861
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Blood River
ISBN
B07KPKB63Q
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
You're Never The Same
Author
ISBN
9781925652628
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Rat Stone Serenade
ISBN
B017SVU936
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
4
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Sharks With Lipstick
ISBN
B07HXVV9QN
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
See You At The Toxteth
ISBN
9781176087563
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
43
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Karen Chisholm

Cover reveal time, with the announcement from newly formed Corella Press (https://www.austlit.edu.au/corellapress) of their upcoming initial releases: BRIDGET'S LOCKET AND OTHER MYSTERIES by Waif Wander (aka Mary Fortune) and THE MILLWOOD MYSTERY by Jeannie Lockett.

These beautiful covers were created by Kathleen Jennings (https://www.kathleenjennings.com/) whose paper cut silhouettes are amazing.

Corella Press state on their website:

Shoot Through
Author
ISBN
9781925713848
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Last Seen Leaving
Author
ISBN
B07G491N4D
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Murder in Paint
Author
ISBN
B079HJNKW9
Book Number (in series)
1
Murder in Mud
Author
ISBN
B07KP14DPX
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Slugger
Translator
ISBN
9781760685980
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Goodwood
Author
ISBN
9781760293734
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Flamekeeper
Author
ISBN
9780994265166
Book Number (in series)
5
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Death on Paradise Island
Author
ISBN
B01M1A9VUF
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Why Neville Shot Gus
Author
ISBN
9780648417927
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Qubyte
Author
ISBN
B07LBCB9NZ
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
10
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Revenge is a Self Inflicted Wound
Author
ISBN
B07KMNKWCL
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
4
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Hey You, Pretty Face
Author
ISBN
B07JHNNCFX
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Dark Service
Author
ISBN
B07CBTT4VJ
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
4
One Last Hit
Author
ISBN
B07FNXS2TG
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
5
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
I Only Killed Him Once
ISBN
9780765379221
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Between
ISBN
9780995106420
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Carlswick Mythology
Author
ISBN
B07JM1RN7W
Book Number (in series)
5
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Chain
ISBN
9780733642517
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Down for the Count
Translator
ISBN
9781782272182
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Bordertown
Author
ISBN
9780648490616
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Autumn Murders
Author
ISBN
9781925713466
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
One for Another
Author
ISBN
B07DCLTZBP
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Nancys
ISBN
9781760527334
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Malice
Translator
ISBN
9780349140520
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Karen Chisholm
2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards Longlist

Young offenders, criminal histories:

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

An extraordinary literary tag-team is among several tales inspired by historic events to be named today on an eclectic longlist for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

Those People
ISBN
9781785176098
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Second Grave
Author
ISBN
9780473427702
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
All That's Dead
ISBN
9780008328467
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
12
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Boxed
ISBN
9781925713657
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Blood Road
ISBN
9780008208219
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
11
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
55
Author
ISBN
9781471177538
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Money in the Morgue
ISBN
9780008207137
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
33
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser
Author
ISBN
B06XGBBGMF
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Dying Trade
Author
ISBN
0449130304
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Class Act
Author
ISBN
9780994178688
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Night Dragon
ISBN
9780702260209
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Scholar
ISBN
9781460708682
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Tess
ISBN
9781776561001
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Painted
ISBN
9780473398439
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Contest
Author
ISBN
9780473399177
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Hot Flush
Author
ISBN
9780473389550
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Hidden Room
Author
ISBN
9780349007908
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham
Author
ISBN
9781482983784
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
8
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death
Author
ISBN
9781489096753
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
7
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Easter Make Believers
Author
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Painting in the Shadows
ISBN
9781760685775
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
A Suitable Time for Vengeance
Author
ISBN
9780995100206
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
7
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Lost Taonga
Author
ISBN
9780994130464
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
6
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Palm Beach Finland
Translator
ISBN
9789520117085
Publisher
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Empty Coffin
Author
ISBN
9780473388959
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Rippling Red
Author
ISBN
9781545068046
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Gone By Midnight
Author
ISBN
9781473563650
Book Number (in series)
3
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Amnesiac's Guide to Espionage
Author
ISBN
B01KYGF19O
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
A Greater God
ISBN
9780648393801
Book Number (in series)
4
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
The Carlswick Deception
Author
Book Number (in series)
4
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Straight and Level
ISBN
9780473398200
Book Number (in series)
2
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm
Karen Chisholm

Another from the was reading pile (I've been computer avoiding for a few days).

From the Blurb:

Four years ago, in the small town of Birravale, Eliza Daley was murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn’t he?

So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings - and he claims Curtis Wade was convicted on flimsy evidence and shoddy police work. Millions of viewers agree.

Karen Chisholm

Lots of things I should have done over the weekend but the first mention of Funky Town and I was gone for all money....

From the Blurb:

An unnamed city, in which crime families flourish and police pinch pennies from those with most power...

Black Sails, Disco Inferno retells the classic medieval romance of Tristan and Iseult by turning things on their head, reversing the sex of our chief protagonists, and then placing them in a '70s pulp/noir world.

Karen Chisholm

Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.

From the Blurb:

You don’t have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you.

You don’t have to be a murderer to be guilty.

Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why.

Karen Chisholm

Somewhere in the middle of the month - actually remembered to post some best of's for 2015. Other than that, this is a combination of books read, read and reviewed, and reviews caught up with, because I didn't really keep track of what was what. I was on holidays - from computers and PM tools if nothing else. 

Reviewed in December:

Karen Chisholm

An unusual cross genre book - to be reviewed at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/(link is external)

From the Blurb:

When washed up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out.

When more tattoos appear — accompanied by visions of war-torn Afghanistan, bikies, boat people, murder, bar fights and a mysterious woman — he begins to dig a little deeper.

Karen Chisholm

Second in the series, second I've read - even though I'm working my way backwards because that's what I do (sometimes). Circumstances led me to reading the third book in this series first (The Fourth Reich). Despite a few misgivings about the character style and interaction it was still a most enjoyable thriller of the global domination threat type that at the time I promised myself a chance to read the earlier two in the series.

Karen Chisholm

The final of the Easter reading pile, Cold Deception is a debut crime novel from an Australian erotica and romance writer. Now I must admit I saw that and part of the blurb and wondered. But the first part of the blurb made this sound particularly interesting. So why not give it a try.

From the Blurb:

At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. Ten years later, she's ready to put the past behind her and get on with her life. But someone won't let her. Someone will do anything to drive Julia away, including murder.

Karen Chisholm

It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ... It's not so much queue jumping as me being chronically unable to resist temptation. And a new Cato Kwong is too much temptation. Love this series, and if what I've read so far of this is any indication - oh this is a good one.

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Given the 45% reference I've definitely decided to mention that this short story is from Scotland (and not just the UK :) )

From the Blurb:

It’s the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing ‘No’ campaigner. Should be easy enough…

But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there’s trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen.

Karen Chisholm

Going with a something that's been on Mt TBR for too long as my second long weekend book.

From the Blurb:

Along the ever changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, seventeen year old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide detective Elouise 'Lou' Norton’s new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it’s a teenage suicide. Lou isn’t buying the easy explanation.

Karen Chisholm

Loved HADES, loved EDEN. I think there's a pattern emerging here.

From the Blurb:

'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me...'

Karen Chisholm

Another from the long weekend break.

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Been reading this follow up book for a few days now, and was very pleased to get a note in my email today advising that there's a mini series on the way:

SCREEN AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR POLITICAL THRILLER MINI SERIES SET IN CANBERRA

Karen Chisholm

A new book from local author and ex-cop Bill Robertson - set in Melbourne and Heathcote. The area around Bendigo seems to be becoming crime fiction central in this state.

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Book 2 in the Frank Merlin series, the first seems to have passed me by completely. Hopefully it's as good as this one is, a sort of crime fiction, police procedural, historical, not quite spy but nonetheless sneaky goings on story.

From the Blurb:

December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down.

Karen Chisholm

Doing a serious amount of reading catching up over the weekend. Well around moving pigs, moving chicks, cleaning out brooders, chasing the guinea fowl over the fence and carting around a very elderly dog....

From the Blurb:

Two hostages. One bullet. One lives. One dies.

Karen Chisholm

True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.

From the Blurb:

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

Karen Chisholm

The 5th Gideon Fell mystery, re-released by Open Road Media - originally written in 1935.

From the Blurb:

John Dickson Carr, a master of the Golden Age British-style mystery novel, presents Dr. Gideon Fell’s most chilling case, in which a clock-obsessed killer terrorizes London

A clockmaker is puzzled by the theft of the hands of a monumental new timepiece he is preparing for a member of the nobility. That night, one of the stolen hands is found buried between a policeman’s shoulder blades, stopping his clock for all time.

Karen Chisholm

The second book featuring DC Nat Kershaw and PI Janusz Kiszka, I've been looking very forward to this one. Following the pattern as well, I'm listening to Chopin (predictable I know but I couldn't think of another Polish composer in a hurry).

From the Blurb:

When masked men brutally stab one of his closest friends to death, Janusz Kiszka – fixer to East London’s Poles – must dig deep into London’s criminal underbelly to track down the killers and deliver justice.

Karen Chisholm

A random choice to try a new to me author.

From the Blurb:

Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most active serial killer. Over the last twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the shadows. But Syeeda doesn’t know that the killer has turned his sights on her.

Karen Chisholm

Supplied by the author, this ebook has a very intriguing blurb.

From the Blurb:

The Cabinetmaker, Alan Jones’ first novel, tells of one man’s fight for justice when the law fails him. Set in Glasgow from the late nineteen-seventies through to the current day, a cabinetmaker's only son is brutally murdered by a gang of thugs, who walk free after a bungled prosecution.

Karen Chisholm

Another one of those why, what style books - no obvious crime up front - interesting.

From the Blurb:

An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life to start all over again? Has she had a breakdown? Was it to escape her dysfunctional family - especially her flawed twin sister Caroline who always seemed to hate her? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?

Karen Chisholm

Really really really really really pleased to have a new book from J.R. Carroll. Really pleased...

From the Blurb:

When the past comes knocking, it will not be denied ...

Ex-cop turned criminal lawyer Tim Fontaine and his wife Amy are heading for their weekender – a restored farmhouse in remote bushland known as Black Pig Bend.

But even before they've eaten dinner, three outlaw bikers arrive on the scene. Suddenly Tim's house becomes a fortress. Who are these people? Why have they come? Who sent them?

Karen Chisholm

The latest book from Wendy James takes the reader back into that closed world of family relationships that this author delves into frequently.

From the Blurb:

Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.

Angie's a looker. Or she's going to be. She's only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .

Karen Chisholm

Third book in the extremely excellent Dr Dody McCleland series which combines strong plots, good characters, a touch of romantic attraction and a good strong dose of the reality of life for women in the Suffragette era.

From the Blurb:

'If a black dog appears along the old corpse way, the route a funeral procession takes to the churchyard, it is thought to be escorting the dead soul to the afterlife. A black dog sighting without a funeral procession, however, is supposed to foreshadow death.' 

Karen Chisholm

The third of the Darian Richards books by Tony Cavanaugh is due out later in February.

From the Blurb:

One man pushed Darian Richards to the edge. The man he couldn't catch. The Train Rider.

As Victoria's top homicide investigator, Darian Richards spent years catching killers. The crimes of passion, of anger, of revenge ... they were easy. It was the monsters who were hard.

Karen Chisholm

Bittersweet this one - I've so been looking forward to the final Sean Duffy book, and now it's hear and I've read it. What next?

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

I was reminded again just how bloody good this series is when the first book in the series, The Cold, Cold Ground was discussed on 4MA(link is external) - the conversation made me go back and rethink the book a lot.

Karen Chisholm

The much anticipated and long awaited follow up to The Old School, due to be released at the end of February - but I have zero impulse control sometimes. The initial book in this series was extremely promising, and having now got stuck into this one, it's boding very very well.

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Continuing my "Australia Day" local reading... as opposed to my everyday local reading ... ;)

From the Blurb:

Erica Jewell reckons being a part-time vigilante is stressful enough, without the added pressures of a demanding day job, annoying family and bossy cat. Now her mysterious lover has vanished on some clandestine mission, without leaving a forwarding address. Erica thinks that's pretty typical of hired gun Jack Jones – he'd rather risk his life than his heart.

Karen Chisholm

Australia Day long weekend - so Australian author reading of course.

From the Blurb:

When a teenage boy is killed in a targeted shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business.

After seasoned police detective Gordon Winter is assigned the murder case, his investigations uncover long-buried secrets and an entrenched culture of loyalty and fear.

Karen Chisholm

Having a bit of a true crime binge.

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Been wanting to read this book for an age now - and needed a break from fiction

From the Blurb:

When filming his TV series Race Relations, John Safran spent an uneasy couple of days with one of Mississippi's most notorious white supremacists. A year later, he heard that the man had been murdered – and what was more, the killer was black.

Karen Chisholm

It was a very good Christmas / New Year Break with just enough hot weather to make me stay inside, watch the cricket (can anybody explain what it was that the Poms were doing out there...), and read some fabulous books. So I'm doing a bit of catch up as many of these are still from last year.

From the Blurb:

He’s back…

Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside.

And then the killer just … disappeared.

Karen Chisholm

For review on http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com(link is external) and for pleasure reading in the stinking heat! (It's too hot to move, so sad, what a tragedy - I'm just going to have to read this book...)

From the Blurb:

Karen Chisholm

Review book from http://www.thereadingroom.com(link is external)

From the Blurb:

From birth, Noah Hogarty has lived with severe cerebral palsy. He is nearly blind, unable to speak, and cannot run, walk, or crawl. Yet his mind works just as well as any other twelve-year-old’s—maybe even better. And Noah holds a secret dream: to become a great spy, following in the footsteps of his aunt, Liv “Boots” Bergen.

Karen Chisholm

As a "non-welded to any particular ereader device", ebook fan, I've bought books at a lot of different ebook retailers, and I've read them on a lot of different devices / ebook clients. My go to device for ebooks is my Android tablet these days, mostly because of the choices it gives me.

Karen Chisholm

Very very happy to have had a chance to read this... 

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In 1994 Sisters in Crime Australia realised that one of the best ways to uncover, encourage and foster a new generation of women crime writers was to host a writing competition.

The Scarlet Stiletto Awards for women's crime and mystery writing was born.

Little did we - the Convenors of Sisters in Crime, aka the Stiletto judges - know what we were in for or just how successful the competition's primary mission would be.

Karen Chisholm

Extremely interesting thriller set in New Zealand.

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When Abraham Khan releases an e-book condemning radical Islam, the consequences hit him fast and hard -- an armed fanatic smashes into his home one evening, trying to kill him. He survives the harrowing attempt. Just barely. But will he survive the next one?

Maya Raines is the security operator brought in to protect Abraham. She is tough and committed. The very best at what she does. Always one step ahead of the threat.

Karen Chisholm

For review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com(link is external) this is the first of the Rainbow books

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She's a surgeon, she's beautiful and she desperately wants Mister Rainbow to shed some light on her husband's past. But when he does, she wishes he hadn't. Because what Rainbow discovers is a handless hood - and a whole lot of murders.

Karen Chisholm

A special treat read and hurried because the latest one was released last week. I'm fairly sure I'm never going to catch up every again.

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It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back into life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feed under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke.

Karen Chisholm

A rather locally looking book with a number of references to Ballarat, which seems to mean that the author is about an hour from Ballarat on one side, and I'm about an hour the other. And then there's the action set around the Malthouse, a place I remember with considerable fondness during the MWF.

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Karen Chisholm

For review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com/(link is external)

From the Blurb:

When Hirsch heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate the gunfire he finds himself cut off without back-up. A pair of thrill killers has been targeting isolated farmhouses on lonely backroads, but Hirsch’s first thought is that ‘back-up’ is nearby—and about to put a bullet in him.

Karen Chisholm

The latest in a series that I lost a bit of interest in a while ago. Thought a re-check of reaction was more than overdue.

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When a severed arm is discovered by a couple on honeymoon in the Florida Keys, former police detective - now reluctant restaurant inspector - Andrew Yancy senses that something doesn't add up. Determined to get his badge back, he undertakes an unofficial investigation of his own.

Karen Chisholm

A debut book which, part of the way in, is thus far just fabulous.

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Crime and courtroom drama meet island humour and romance in this award-winning debut novel.

Karen Chisholm

I'm not sure if the author's bio is a hint to what is coming in this book, or the book is a hint about the author's bio. Either way I'm not quite 50% of the way in and already laughing. Which I hope is the right reaction...

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Karen Chisholm

Unusual combination this - couldn't resist a peak :)

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The House of Dark Shadows
ISBN
9781465399946
Review Written By
Karen Chisholm