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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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Picked this one up on the weekend - so far rather engaging read.
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All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced.
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Started this one on Sunday night - first in the Ngaire Blakes series.
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From the weekend's reading list.
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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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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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Part 2 of the long weekend's reading.
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Long weekend reading part 1
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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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Started this NZ based story on the weekend.
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Fun read for next month's f2f bookclub
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This comes with a lot of very positive press and comments.
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Sometimes life is very unreasonable.
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What's this doing on a crime fiction site?
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The third Frank Swann book - the setting is wonderfully done - and oddly nostalgic :)
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f2f Bookclub read
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This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number.
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Another that's been lurking on the piles for way too long. Perhaps that should be the New Year's Resolution - more reading!
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This was a brilliant reading experience, and a history lesson into the bargain. Intricate but fascinating.
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Another that's been lingering on the reading piles way too long.
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Bittersweet experience reading this - the last Cliff Hardy novel.
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This one came highly recommended so I've been trying to shuffle it up the list for a while now.
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This was a bit of a personal treat read.
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Have been hiding out from computers, reading a lot and catching up on a lot of nothing in the lead up to returning to work tomorrow. So a catchup on the reading list before then.
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Robert Goodman shared his Top Five Crime novels of 2016 late last year at http://pilebythebed.com/index.php/2016/top-five-crime-2016/
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This is a series that has been on my radar for a while, and of course, I've been slow in getting to it and I'm starting with Book 2.
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Picked this up over the weekend - lordy it's good. For review at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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