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Debut book - high tech bank robbery!
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Started reading this over the weekend. Very engaging young adult novel that tackles an interesting combination of more current day problems for the younger crowd, along with much that has always been the same.
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'Tart noir has a new champion' Angela Savage is one of the quotes on the cover of this book. Tart noir is one of my very favourite things.
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Second book from the weekend's reading - historical set in the timeframe and place of the Dismissal.
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Weekend reading - very very good weekend reading.
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The final of the Easter reading pile, Cold Deception is a debut crime novel from an Australian erotica and romance writer.
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Don't ask me to explain this but heading off to Russia over Easter felt like the thing to do....
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Second in the series, second I've read - even though I'm working my way backwards because that's what I do (sometimes).
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It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ....
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Catching up on weekend's reading as usual
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The third in the Jennifer Shot series, Shot Through the Heart is set in Tasmania.
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Bookclub book - this year's resolution is to read the book club books! (and not just show up and drink wine).
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The second book from a weekend's reading - started this on Sunday after being momentarily distracted by Sherlock on the TV.
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My over the weekend reading.
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The second in the Le Fanu series, set in pre-Independence India.
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Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.
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Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :)
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Such a fabulous author of thrillers, I always end up kicking myself when I let these books linger too long.
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This was a re-read over the long weekend and a perfect way to fill in an afternoon in the sun.
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A thriller from Australian writer Peter Carey, somebody who is more known for their "literary" output than their genre work.
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Over the long weekend some serious reading took place, starting with this debut from NZ author Ben Atkins.
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Sometimes you just need to read something with a title like "The Glorious Heresies".
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The third in the Intrepid / Alex Morgan series these thrillers are part James Bond (Daniel Craig's version), part crime fiction, part real life action hero.
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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.
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Right - there's stuff in the fridge that's probably edible. Work it out people, I'm reading.
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Final book on my ebook to be read list for this week - the first book in the Peter Clancy series.
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The third Mitchell Parker book from Helen Goltz, this is my first look at this series.
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There's nothing like another weekend where it's hot enough to melt bitumen to ensure some reading gets done. This books follows on from The Holiday Murders.
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Historical New Zealand Crime fiction - with the central thread being corruption, land grabs and bad behaviour over money. Seems like some things never change...
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A debut book using an unusual device - the story from the perspective of 4 people involved in a series of child abduction and murders.
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Did I mention it was a good weekend for getting some reading done? Didn't quite finish this one, but certainly got started on the 2nd book in this series.
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Sit down everyone as this is the 40TH CLIFF HARDY NOVEL.
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There's nothing like a third book in the series being released to make me sit down and catch up with the second. Sigh. My bad.
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I've been trying to get to this book in the stacks forever, and I can't tell you how pleased I was to get a quiet weekend.
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There are days when the trick of putting the book in one browser window and "work" in the other so you can flick backwards and forwards is very tempting.
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Something from the much lighter side, set in Sydney in the world of a book club (seemed appropriate as our own version kicked off for this year on Sunday).
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Given the 45% reference I've definitely decided to mention that this short story is from Scotland (and not just the UK :) )
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I'm juggling a few books at the moment and currently this is the one that I can't put down. As opposed to the next one I'll mention that I can't put down. (Whoever invented having to work when there are books is a meanie).
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The final (for now) in the Ella Marconi series is the perfect bittersweet read for a particularly bittersweet time in life.
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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 ;)
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Going with a something that's been on Mt TBR for too long as my second long weekend book.
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New to me author of psychological thriller, The Life I Left Behind.
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There is little better in the reading world than finding out that the end of the Trilogy, was just the third book in the series.
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A new to me Scandi-Author, this is the first in a new trilogy featuring bodyguard Hilja Ilveskero
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For some reason getting hold of the latest Paul Cleave books here has become a bit of a marathon - but once they arrive - straight to the top of the pile.
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Went into work shutdown over Christmas / New Year to a) charge very spent batteries and b) stand and sniff the skyline for signs of smoke. It's going to be a long, hot, very trying summer in large parts of Southern Australia - so here's hoping we all get through the next few months.
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Can't tell you how pleased I was when this arrived. There was dancing.
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Robert Goodman has also just finished reading this - so looking forward to comparing review - I'll post both of them together.
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With the provisio that because 2014 isn't finished - this list could be added to.
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New series, based in Sydney, from Barry Maitland.
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