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#amreading - Detective Work, John Dale

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Used to think I'd be able to keep up with the local crime writing output. Didn't realise I was quite that delusional. This is one from last year that I blinked and missed.

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When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work; thought it was his destiny.

#amreading - Ghost Girls, Cath Ferla

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I've been shuffling this book up the stack for a while now, and somehow it keeps not quite making it to the top. Which is so annoying, that sometimes you have to knock the whole teetering pile to the floor and read what you bloody well want to read.

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#amreading Six Four, Hideo Yokoyama

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Dear reader, you may know of my love of Japanese crime fiction.

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SIX FOUR. 
THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. 
THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. 
THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT.

For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.

#amreading Summer Girl, Kelly Vero

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Look I can't explain why I'm reading it either.

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A woman is attacked in strange circumstances on a midnight street in Valletta, Malta. An island country known for its history of early civilisations and military might is the backdrop for a series of distant relations and revelations as we follow Jack Sant; a Knight of Malta, on his quest to solve some of the country’s worst cold cases. 

Am Reading - After the Circus, Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translation)

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This one has had me a little intrigued and a little uncomfortable as it's edged it's way to the top of the queue. Part romance, part detective story, investigating the perils and exhilaration of young love...

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Currently Reading - No Free Man, Graham Potts

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Love a good thriller, so jumped at the chance to read this new offering from Pantera Press.

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Stepan Volkov forfeited his future when he was paid to forget his past.

Forced to adapt, he ultimately became the world's most wanted killer... feared, vicious and brutal.

A tool of the Organizatsiya, a Russian crime syndicate that forged him into 'The Wolf', he's pursued by American spies and Australian agents, torn between his need to survive and his desire to be free.

#amreading - Dastardly Deeds, Ilsa Evans

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I've been wading around on the darker side for a while now, and this is very light, cosy stuff with a humorous side which kind of appealed over the weekend.

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It was supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime ...

When Nell Forrest's life hits a speed bump (which is most definitely not a midlife crisis) a cruise around the Mediterranean seems like just the ticket.

#amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology

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I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.

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Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Am Reading - Ash Island, Barry Maitland

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The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.

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Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.

Am Reading - Someone Else's Skin, Sarah Hilary

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From earlier in this week - something I've wanted to read for a while, so one of my "just because" reads for this month.

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Called to a woman's refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder.

Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons.  Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most . . .