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Currently Reading - Pop Goes the Weasel, M.J. Arlidge

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Nothing more annoying than knowing you've loved the first book in a series, and despite promises, haven't read the 2nd until there's now 3 and 4 out. Sheesh.

From the Blurb:

DI Helen Grace returns in Pop Goes the Weasel, the electrifying new thriller from M. J. Arlidge.

The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton's red-light district - horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed.

Hours later - and barely cold - the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier.

Currently Reading - The Insanity of Murder, Felicity Young

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Been looking forward to this one immensely. Readers who haven't discovered this series yet - can't recommend it highly enough. For review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au

From the Blurb:

The fourth engrossing mystery in the acclaimed Dr Dody McCleland series, featuring Britain's first female autopsy surgeon.

Currently Reading - The Lost Swimmer, Ann Turner

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The first of last weekend's reading.

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Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, traces the past for a living.

But suddenly, truth and certainty is turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects – she knows – that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair.

Currently Reading - My Name is N, Robert Karjel

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This book was sitting on one of the hillocks in front of Mt TBR around the place when last weekend my partner happened to pick it up (the hillock was close the couch and he was somewhat movement hampered by 3 dogs demanding nurses). From the first chapter he was extolling its virtues so I thought I should take a look :)

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At a remote military base in the Indian Ocean, the CIA is trying to get a prisoner to confess. But the detainee, a suspect in an Islamist-inspired terror attack in the United States, refuses to talk.

Currently Reading - Before It Breaks, Dave Warner

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Sometimes the world is a kind place and a new book from a favoured author appears, and it is very very good into the bargain.

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Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement’s latest career move.

Currently Reading - Dead Guilty (aka An Act of Reparation), Susan Godenzi

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Another from the 2015 Neddies Best First category read over the weekend.

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When a battered wife disappears from a women's crisis shelter after her husband's murder, guilt-driven journo Lexie Reed, has to push the already besieged DSS Wil Saddington to help as she uncovers human trafficking of Melbourne's most vulnerable.

If her husband hadn't been murdered - would anyone have noticed she was missing?

Currently Reading - The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, David Murray

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Another from the 2015 Neddies Submission List - this time the True Crime section.

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How did a father with no criminal history come to be on trial for the brutal murder of his wife? All marriages have their secrets. Things started to unravel for Gerard Baden-Clay the night his wife Allison vanished. Within days everything private would become public.