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You do want to Lily to succeed, as her clumsy and inept forays into investigating the murder of her neighbour are almost charming.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
FULL BORE, as is with the other works by this author, does leave you feeling a little bit melancholic about our shared Australian past but reassures us that life goes on and that there will always be much more to experience.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Dennis Lehane takes a swerve away from his long running Kenzie and Genaro series (which includes Gone, Baby Gone) and his recent prohibition and gangsters trilogy to deliver a psychological thriller of sorts.
Posted by Robert Goodman
DEAD AGAIN is a different kettle of fish - it's a brave undertaking, taking a raw, real life scenario and fictionalising it.
Posted by Karen
Vik and Stubø are a great pairing ..., and re-reading PUNISHMENT was an opportunity to remind myself of what a great series this is.
Posted by Karen
A very clever and absorbing book, THE GIRL BEFORE is a psychological thriller that delivers.
Posted by Andrea Thompson
Read without guilt! A SIMPLE FAVOUR scoots along at a breakneck space and is anything but predictable.
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Compulsive, entertaining and tense reading from an author to watch.
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FULL BORE, as is with the other works by this author, does leave you feeling a little bit melancholic about our shared Australian past but reassures us that life goes on and that there will always be much more to experience.
A very clever and absorbing book, THE GIRL BEFORE is a psychological thriller that delivers.
Read without guilt! A SIMPLE FAVOUR scoots along at a breakneck space and is anything but predictable.
Compulsive, entertaining and tense reading from an author to watch.
Part history lesson, part social exploration, the Sean Duffy series from Irish-Australian writer Adrian McKinty is required crime fiction reading. Reviewed at: Newtown Review of Books
Police at the Station… continues to be the best of crime fiction. McKinty uses the genre to effectively open a window into a time and place, using the mystery and Duffy’s travails to further illuminate the history that he is so effectively conveying.
If ever there was a book that shows that the Best Swedish Crime Novel award needs to be closely followed, QUICKSAND is it.
Author Tony Cavanaugh has had a long and illustrious career in film and tv and thus brings that excellent crafting of place and character to his crime novels. All of his creations are wholly convincing and though sketched with typical Australian economy, they are entirely recognizable in their landscape.

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The second novel out of New Zealand I've been able to read that explores the after-affects of crime. Let's hope this is not just a glitch in the continuum as both of these novels now have been thought-provoking and challenging.
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...this is extremely entertaining and engaging crime fiction - with a great central character to boot.
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Slipping this one in as a bit of a change of pace from fiction.
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Long weekend reading part 3.
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Debut author Anna Snoekstra has taken on one of the more difficult challenges in writing fiction - creating an engaging, morally ambiguous central character, who sometimes borders on unlikeable. Reviewed at Reviewing the Evidence
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The world seems to be full of highly trained, disaffected, black ops, renegade loners who are trying to do good deeds while being hunted down by their government.
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Debut Aussie Crime Novel The Dark Lake attracts enormous buzz
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Another from the Ngaio Marsh piles - this time a police procedural styled book set in Auckland.
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This is more of a novella - entered in the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
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Picked this one up recently - billed as comic farce.
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The fact that this subject is handled in this manner, within a plot that's multi-levelled, that involves the members of the self-help trial group, and the facilitators equally is cleverly done, and it's seamlessly delivered.
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