Karen Chisholm

Debut book - high tech bank robbery!

From the Blurb:

A bank in Los Angeles, assumed to be impregnable, has its valuable taken. No idea how or when the crime was committed.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, a woman is kidnapped but her husband does not alert authorities for three days. Why?

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

Loved the short story collection "Cars and Girls" so was very pleased to receive a copy of Riding in Cars with Girls. Could only be made better with Alpacas and chocolate worked in there somewhere ... although I'm still waiting for a ute story ;)

From the Blurb:

FIREBIRD -- A small town cocktail waitress. A glamorous stranger behind the wheel of a stolen muscle car. A raging forest fire. What could possibly go wrong?

Karen Chisholm

I'm currently slightly obsessed with Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 - have now got so many versions of it that I'm having trouble deciding which one I like the best. But this does mean that I'm looking for ebooks to read as they are all on the Android Tablet. Which is no problem these days if you're looking for books by local authors.

From the Blurb:

A brutal murder in a country town uncovers a complex web of love, envy and betrayal.

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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

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

Another one I forgot to mention from December... Given I've been deep in the Scarlet Stiletto Winners recently thought I should have a look at a similar concept from another location.

From the Blurb:

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Extremely interesting thriller set in New Zealand.

From the Blurb:

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

Noir + short stories is a favourite combination.

From the Blurb:

English writer Paul D Brazill's 13 Shots Of Noir is a collection of short stories in the vein of Roald Dahl, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The first story, "The Tut", was nominated for a 2010 Spinetingler Award, while the story "Anger Management" was chosen as one of the Predators and Editors top twenty crime stories.

Crime, horror and dark fiction are contained within the pages of 13 Shots Of Noir.