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Had a bit of a free-range around the Ned Kelly list while waiting for himself to finish one of the true crime entrants we got hold of recently ... which I'm looking forward to reading.
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Something from the very different indeed pile. Swedish, noir, set in 1930.
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Step away from the New Zealand and Australian piles at the moment for a f2f bookclub book.
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Eurovision weekend is always a good one in these parts, although having something good to read on the side helps. This debut is quite a find.
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I've been wandering around in the Ned Kelly Submission list a bit recently - will be returning back to the Best Crime list asap as there's a few books on it I've yet to read as well.
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You knew this would be late didn't you?
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As I'm working my way through all 6 episodes of this - a combined mention :)
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Packaged as a series of novellas (episodes), Lethal in Love is a romantic suspense police story with a serial killer hunt at it's heart.
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I will admit this is one from the absolutely intrigued me pile - so it has jumped up a little, but I'm regarding it as a treat read.
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About this time of the year I start madly trying to catch up with the Ned Kelly longlists. The ongoing quest is to manage to read the whole list!
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Final from a long weekend where a little more socialising than reading occurred.
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2nd from the long weekend's reading, and in New Zealand.
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Read over the long weekend - the latest in a series which is mystery focused, but rich with fascinating historical insight.
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A Novella length outing with Alex Morgan that is just the thing for some escapist reading, with a very good message.
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Quite a change of pace for me this one.
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The final one started over this past weekend - needing in particular, a change of hemisphere although I wish now I'd read the first in the series.
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Next from a weekend spent getting stuck into the overdue reading list.
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2nd from the weekend's pile.
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One from this weekend's reading stack.
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From the piles and piles of things I've got queued up at the moment.
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The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.
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Another extremely rewarding unexpected experience.
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This was a most unexpected experience.
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I've been doing some very determined juggling recently as this is a book I've been very keen to read - particularly as the 2nd in the series is now also out. Wonderful sense of place.
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With a true story behind it, The Death Ray Debacle is set in New Zealand in the 1930's.
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The final from the Easter reading pile.
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Figured while I was doing a little "outside the box" reading then something cross genre would fit the bill.
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Been wanting to read this since it came out.
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Loved the opening of this - too much hollandaise is indeed a crime, hangover or no hangover.
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Lot's of things I should have been doing over the weekend, but I started this book and got nothing done.
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Grant Nicol is originally from New Zealand but his fiction is set in Iceland, where he now lives. This is a bit more of a novella.
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Wanted something that's guaranteed to be a bit of fun - so this seemed perfect - being from a very good cosy series.
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This year I've really made an attempt to keep up with debut Australian crime novels - although a few, as with this one, have dodged my faulty radar. Catching up now needless to say.
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Having been a huge fan of other forensic investigations of early Australian Crime Writers done by Lucy Sussex, I've been looking forward to this one immensely. Will be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au
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February, in which lots of books were read and reviewed, but it would have been more if it wasn't for the scorching heat.
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Used to think I'd be able to keep up with the local crime writing output. Didn't realise I was quite that delusional.
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Sometimes you just have to dig your heels in, and rearrange the stacks of books waiting to be read.
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Dear reader, you may know of my love of Japanese crime fiction.
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Look I can't explain why I'm reading it either.
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This one has had me a little intrigued and a little uncomfortable as it's edged it's way to the top of the queue. Part romance, part detective story, investigating the perils and exhilaration of young love...
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Love a good thriller, so jumped at the chance to read this new offering from Pantera Press.
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January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.
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I've been wading around on the darker side for a while now, and this is very light, cosy stuff with a humorous side which kind of appealed over the weekend.
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I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.
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There's a giveaway running this week on Jean Bedford's first book - Signs of Murder - ebook from http://www.amazon.com
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Been hearing lots and lots of whispers about how good this interesting approach to true crime is.
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A man washes up on a beach in the Hebridean Isle of Harris. Who is he, how did he get there and why does he have the feeling that he has done something unforgivable?
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Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.
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The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.
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