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Debut book looking at crime from the forensic technician's point of view - with a twist.
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Have to admit that the references right at the start to the Truth Newspaper had me smiling.
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The third in the Charlie Berlin series, which has been a) much anticipated and b) a one weekend read.
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A new book from local author and ex-cop Bill Robertson - set in Melbourne and Heathcote. The area around Bendigo seems to be becoming crime fiction central in this state.
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Book 2 in the Frank Merlin series, why didn't anybody tell me about the first book....
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of 'Stiff', the very first Murray Whelan tale, Shane Maloney will be our latest guest at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.
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Join literary archaeologist Lucy Sussex, Tony Wright - Executive Producer of The Doctor Blake Series and Geoffrey McGeachin at WillyFest
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There's opening sequences in books, and then there's the opening sequence in this book!
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The fourth Emmanuel Cooper book, due out in June, I'm giving into that no impulse control thing again and reading this now.
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Apparently I have poor impulse control. And this is supposed to be news. But really, the latest Catherine Berlin was always going to be very hard to resist.
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The third book in the Benjamin Cooker Winemaker series out of France. Needless to say I've got the cart before the horse again and now have to read the second. Fabulous, cosier, wine focused series for fans of any combination of the above.
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This book managed quite successfully to hold my attention for a one sitting read, despite the ebb and flow of visitors in and out of the place for the last couple of weeks.
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From the WOW pile of Australian Crime Fiction.
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Number two of the over Easter / Anzac Day long long weekend reading.
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Easter / Anzac Day break meant not as much reading as I would have liked. But we had lots of visitors (fun) and lots of eating (more fun) and a bit too much red wine (fun at the time). Still firing up the Rolling Stones helped with a bit of speed reading.
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Author Talk - Shane Maloney -Frankston Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston, 3199
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Novella length crime fiction that is punching way way above it's length.
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True Crime book analysing the trial and conviction of a young man for rape, based on one piece of evidence only - a DNA sample.
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I'm currently slightly obsessed with Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 - have now got so many versions of it that I'm having trouble deciding which one I like the best.
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The 5th Gideon Fell mystery, re-released by Open Road Media - originally written in 1935.
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I was browsing through ebook stores last night. Shouldn't have done this but saw this and realised I'd not read it yet.
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Debut British Police Procedural - due for release 1st April.
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Flagged as the case that gripped a nation, it's not one that I'd heard of on this side of the ditch, before starting this book. Seems like a very sad series of events all round.
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The third Charlie Berlin story from dual Ned Kelly Award winner Geoffrey McGeachin, St Kilda Blues, will be published by Penguin in June.
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The second book featuring DC Nat Kershaw and PI Janusz Kiszka, I've been looking very forward to this one.
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Supplied by the author, this ebook has a very intriguing blurb.
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A random choice to try a new to me author.
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The (re)Launch of June Wright's Murder in the Telephone Exchange will be at 4pm on Sunday 27th April at the Sun Theatre, 10 Ballarat Street Yarraville, Melbourne
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Very pleased to be reading the 7th book from Katherine Howell for review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/
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Went to see Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Robert Gott on Friday night and got an immediate urge for a re-read (first book is on loan to a friend who joined us there).
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Reading The Cinderella Girl by Carin Gehardsen, a new to me author, whilst listening to Johan Helmich Roman's Keyboard Suites because it seemed appropriate.
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Another one of those why, what style books - no obvious crime up front - interesting.
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Really really really really really pleased to have a new book from J.R. Carroll. Really pleased...
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Unusual combination this - couldn't resist a peak :)
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Doing a serious amount of reading catching up over the weekend. Well around moving pigs, moving chicks, cleaning out brooders, chasing the guinea fowl over the fence and carting around a very elderly dog....
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The latest book from Wendy James takes the reader back into that closed world of family relationships that this author delves into frequently.
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Really enjoying this revisit of a classic book originally published in 1948.
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Feeling a little bit guilty about the fact that we got through this dreadful weekend unscathed - I've spent most of the time listening to the scanner, wondering why on earth people think websites are the way to go with this sort of emergency level, and reading.
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The third of the Darian Richards books by Tony Cavanaugh is due out later in February.
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Third book in the extremely excellent Dr Dody McCleland series which combines strong plots, good characters, a touch of romantic attraction and a good strong dose of the reality of life for women in the Suffragette era.
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Bittersweet this one - I've so been looking forward to the final Sean Duffy book, and now it's hear and I've read it. What next?
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I'd read just anything that Louise Welsh writes ... even post-apocalyptic, end of world stuff!
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This is one of the more anticipated novels of the year. Along with quite a few others obviously. I'm an omnivorous reader obviously.
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The much anticipated and long awaited follow up to The Old School, due to be released at the end of February - but I have zero impulse control sometimes.
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Continuing my "Australia Day" local reading... as opposed to my everyday local reading ... ;)
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Rather local, being set just over an hour away from us, even if it is in one of those other wine districts :)
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Another long weekend Australian read
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Australia Day long weekend - so Australian author reading of course.
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Can't tell you how pleased I was to open up the parcels this morning and find this gem - although it is a bit bittersweet
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Having a bit of a true crime binge.
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