Ruth Dugdall

February on AustCrime

February, in which lots of books were read and reviewed, but it would have been more if it wasn't for the scorching heat.

Read / To be Reviewed:

A Murder without Motive, Martin McKenzie-Murray (Australia / True Crime)

Review - Nowhere Girl, Ruth Dugdall

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Book Title: 
Nowhere Girl
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781910394632
Series: 
Cate Austin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Luxembourg
Publisher: 
Legend Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

January on AustCrime

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.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart

Have Read - Nowhere Girl, Ruth Dugdall

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The 4th book in the excellent Cate Austin series, because I'm an absolute idiot, I've missed the 3rd. Now will have to restack the teetering stacks!

From the Blurb:

When Ellie goes missing on the first day of Schueberfouer, the police are dismissive, keen not to attract negative attention on one of Luxembourg’s most important events. 

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.

THE SACRIFICIAL MAN - Ruth Dugdall

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Book Title: 
The Sacrificial Man
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781922079091
Series: 
Cate Austin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriler
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - The Sacrificial Man, Ruth Dugdall

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The first book by Dugdall, The Woman Before Me, that I read was a very interesting journey into a world that the author obviously knows a lot about. In my review I noted:

"Obviously Dugdall is writing about a world that she knows very well - the depiction of jail culture is stark and very pointed. She's also writing about the circumstances of people that she knows well - how someone's past can affect their present, and how complex the problems of justice and punishment can be."

THE WOMAN BEFORE ME - Ruth Dudgall

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Woman Before Me
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781921922893
Series: 
Cate Austin
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2012

Currently Reading - The Woman Before Me, Ruth Dugdall

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THE WOMAN BEFORE ME has already won awards, including the CWA Debut Dagger so this is going to be interesting. The author, Ruth Dugdall worked for almost a decade in the criminal justice system as a probation officer, specialising in the most extreme crimes when seconded to a high security prison. So I guess she's writing about what she knows....

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