Overkill

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

Overkill

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide.

But all is not what it seems.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

OVERKILL - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Overkill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

Currently Reading - Overkill, Vanda Symon

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I've read Vanda Symon's books before but for some reason never got around to reviewing them.  But there's absolutely no chore in reading them again.  And probably once more if I can.  I really like DC Sam Shepherd - she's a great central character, - a tricky, mouthy, up front cop with attitude.  Plus there are some absolutely laugh out loud bits in these books (I'm particularly looking forward to the scene where Sam has to try to change a tyre on a ute all over again).  But more when I write the book up properly.

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