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From the weekend's pile - really liked the earlier one in this series.
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From last week's reading pile.
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The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists
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Announcement: 2017 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists
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Started this one last night.
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Second from this weekend's reading pile.
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Really enjoyed the first of this series, Through a Camel's Eye.
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A slight change of setting - moving to Tokyo and a book by an American Professor of Literature and author resident in Tokyo.
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I did some housekeeping over the weekend. The sort where you sweep all the books off the pile to be read and pluck out one that you really want to read. I did restack the pile again and promise I'm doing some catching up with badly overdue review books. But it was nice to get some tidying up done :)
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One from the should have read this ages ago pile.
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Whilst not "strictly" crime fiction this is a fascinating intertwining tale that had me up way past when I should have nodded off last night.
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This has been languishing on the pile for Way. Too. Long.
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The best part about playing catchup is getting to read some very good examples of different sub-genres.
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Another from last week's reading - to be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com
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Had a bit of a break from work last week so I'm behind with posting these. This was one of those books that I have been looking forward to, set in a part of the world that's not a million miles from home - then and now.
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Started reading this one from the badly neglected to be read pile last night.
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Re-started this late on Sunday, the first in the Dan Forrester series.
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Late in mentioning this one, particularly as I've been reading and re-reading it a couple of times now.
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Was extremely fortunate to read this over the weekend. Beautifully written story about not just the trial but the legal mind behind so much that we take for granted (and should be grateful for) in this country.
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Another from the greatly overdue pile.
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The final from this weekend's reading pile.
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Second from the weekend's reading pile - this time about detector dog Elsie, written by her handler Steve Kelleher.
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From over the weekend's reading pile - one about the Calabrian Mafia in Australia and the largest haul of ecstasy in the world.
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Another from the weekend's reading - particularly interesting as this is something I'd not known a lot about beforehand.
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Read this over the weekend in time for next week's f2f bookclub gathering (which is a change recently - I'm started and finished the book!)
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One from a long weekend pretty much spent reading.
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This is quite the doorstopper so I may be gone for sometime.
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From the recent reading list.
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Enjoy a two-course lunch and author talk with award-winning author Michael Robotham.
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27th June - Join the Dymocks Literary Event program for a special luncheon with international number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.
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This is a long book so I've been reading it alongside others for a while now.
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Another from the weekend's reading - thriller set in Columbia, written with a human rights perspective.
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Read this one last week and spent most of the time reading it laughing.
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Catching up on some recently read books - this is historical romance / crime fiction from New Zealander Author, Jude Knight.
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Started reading this legal based thriller over the weekend.
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I read this recently.
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Another from the weekend's reading pile - which wasn't that big unfortunately this time around, bit busy and then next weekend's Eurovision so other than hiding from the media on Sunday before the telecast - will be too flat out cooking :)
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From the stack of books recently read.
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Second from the weekend's reading.
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First from the last weekend's reading.
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From the weekend's reading selections.
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Final from the weekend's pile.
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Second from the weekend's reading.
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From the weekend's reading.
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Another from the over Easter pile.
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One from the Easter break where not enough reading was done.
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A change of format / style from all the crime fiction I've been reading lately - and a local true crime book about the goings on in the Health Services Union.
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Final dip into the #yeahnoir pile for the weekend.
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Second from the NZ list over the weekend - this is another in what's an increasing number of books from that part of the world exploring consequences.
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A bit of a chilly, sometimes showery weekend meant any excuse for some reading - and this was the standout of the entire bunch.
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