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#amreading Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

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This is quite the doorstopper so I may be gone for sometime.

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Ellen Kelly was born during the troubles in Ireland. When she arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. When she died at the age of 91 in 1923, having outlived seven of her 12 children, motor cars plied the highway near her bush home north of Melbourne, and Australia was a modern sovereign nation.

#amreading The Good Cop, Justine Ford

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From the recent reading list.

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'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' Ron Iddles

In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

Dymocks Literary Luncheon with Michael Robotham

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11th July, 2017 at 12.30pm

Shangri-La Hotel 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney (Australia)

$85 Dymocks Literary Lunch Members / $100 Non-Members (includes a two course meal and all beverages)

Bookings: 02 9449 4366 / https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=274507

#amreading - The Ethics of Evil: Stories of H Division, Ray Mooney

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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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This non-fiction book explores the true story of H Division, the punishment division within Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, that operated from 1958-1994, which was responsible for cultivating criminals who committed horrific crimes upon their release. 

#amreading A Reluctant Warrior, Kelly Brooke Nicholls

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Another from the weekend's reading - thriller set in Columbia, written with a human rights perspective.

From the Blurb:

When Luzma’s brother Jair unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia’s most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocaine shipment into the US, it puts their family in grave danger.

#amreading The Barista's Guide to Espionage, Dave Sinclair

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Read this one last week and spent most of the time reading it laughing.

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"Him: But he did buy you a castle. 

Her: That's okay I can build my own castle out of the fucks I no longer give." 

Meet Eva Destruction, the only thing quicker than her mouth is her talent for getting into trouble. It’s true she’s always had an eye for a bad boy but when she falls for billionaire super-villain Harry Lancing, it seems that even Eva may have bitten off more than she can chew. 

#amreading Revealed in Mist, Jude Knight

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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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Prue's job is to uncover secrets, but she hides a few of her own. When she is framed for murder and cast into Newgate, her one-time lover comes to her rescue. Will revealing what she knows help in their hunt for blackmailers, traitors, and murderers? Or threaten all she holds dear? 

#amreading Presumed Guilty, Mark McGinn

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Started reading this legal based thriller over the weekend.

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When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it’s one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there’s one more criminal defense – a trial with complications, a trial like no other. 

#amreading The Second Stage of Grief, Katherine Hayton

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I read this recently. 

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A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.