Denise Mina

November on AustCrimeFiction

A big November, with a welcome back to Andrea Thompson who is posting reviews and blogs now around her busy day job(s), kids, fostering animals, coffee drinking day to day activities :)

Reviewed This Month:

Inside the Black Horse, Ray Berard

Review - BLOOD, SALT, WATER, Denise Mina

Author Information
Book Title: 
Blood
Salt
Water
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781409140740
Series: 
Alex Morrow
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Scotland
Publisher: 
Orion
Year of Publication: 
2015

September on AustCrimeFiction

September Monthly Summary (told you I had a cunning plan). Although the posting itself is late because of RIDICULOUSLY early fire weather with extreme heat and gale force winds. In October.

Good grief.

Not much reading last month - time off in an attempt to get some things organised before himself headed off on a work trip.

Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Profile Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Memorable Books from 2011

Whilst I can normally manage to cobble together one of those dreaded "Top 10" listings for some of the mailing lists or, just before Christmas, on the Sisters in Crime website, I hate doing them.  It's such an arbitrary number, and doesn't even allow me the luxury of a favourite book per month.  So instead, a few reminders to myself on what really stayed with me from last year's reading list of 135 books.

R.J. Ellory

THE END OF WASP SEASON - Denise Mina

Author Information
Book Title: 
The End of Wasp Season
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781409100966
Series: 
Alex Morrow
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Glasgow
Publisher: 
Orion
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - The End of The Wasp Season, Denise Mina

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From the Blurb:

When millionaire banker Lars Anderson hangs himself from the old oak tree in front of his Kent mansion his death attracts no sympathy.  One less shark is little loss to a world nursing a financial hangover.  But the legacy of a lifetime of self-serving is widespread, the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting:  his family.  He leaves behind two deeply damaged children and a broken wife.

Opening Lines:

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Robinsons
Year of Publication: 
2011

CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crimespotting
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781846971242
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
Edinburgh
Scotland
Publisher: 
One City Trust
Year of Publication: 
2009