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Currently Reading - Something is Rotten, Adam Sarafis

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Started this on the weekend, new book from the collaboration of Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury.

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When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is suicide. She seeks help from Sam Hallberg, a former government advisor on terrorism, now working as a mechanic.

Currently Reading - The Glass Kingdom, Chris Flynn

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Another one from the weekend's reading.

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In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Ben and his sidekick, Mikey, run the Target Ball stand in a ramshackle carnival travelling up the east coast. Ben is trying to put his time in the army behind him and make some money. Mikey—AKA Mekong Delta, Fremantle’s answer to Fifty Cent—wants to work on his flow and impress girls.

Currently Reading - The Exit, Helen Fitzgerald

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It looks like in order to get a reasonable number of books read, you also need to have a very busy weekend. It felt a bit like Spencer Street Station here this weekend which you'd normally think not conducive to much reading - but got a lot done. Must of been sitting down waiting for the next group to drop in :)

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Some people love goodbyes...

Currently Reading - Drowned Vanilla, Livia Day

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Look I know I shouldn't like these books - they should be the sort of thing I run a mile from. And yet....

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It’s the beginning of a hot, hot summer in Hobart. Tabitha Darling is in love with the wrong man, and determined to perfect the art of ice cream. Playing amateur detective again is definitely not on the cards—not even when her friends try to lure her into an arty film noir project in the historical town of Flynn.

Currently Reading - ALREADY DEAD, Jaye Ford

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Another book from the weekend's reading pile.

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Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver's door. ‘What's your name?' ‘I'm already dead. That's my name now. That's what they called me. I'm Already Dead.'

Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything.

On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest.

Currently Reading - High Beam, sj brown

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Head down catching up with some of the books I've had here for too long and contributing to my quest for the Neddies 2015 Best First Crime entries.

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Something is very rotten in the state of Tasmania.

Brad Finch, the marquee player of the Tassie Devils Football Club, is the victim at the heart of a new murder mystery. Intense media interest, interfering superior officers and corrupt business interests all threaten to derail the homicide investigation conducted by the Serious Crimes Squad.

Currently Reading - Blurline, T.W. Lawless

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The third book in the Peter Clancy series sees him in London, working for one of the "red-top" gossip newspapers and getting his love life all out of control. Not sure why these books aren't getting more attention - it's a great series.

From the Blurb:

Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.

Currently Reading - Long Way Home, Eva Dolan

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Sometimes I get to sneak in a book or two from the other hemisphere :) although for some reason I got the second book before this one, so now I've sorted that mess out and will start what's a very highly acclaimed series in order. For once.

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A man is burnt alive in a suburban garden shed.

CR - Dead Line, Chris Ewan

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Every now and again I get a chance to read something that's not local :) :) :) This is a thriller from the author of The Good Thief's Guide series.

From the Blurb:

What do you do if your fiancée goes missing, presumed taken?

If you're Daniel Trent, a highly-trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: You find out who took her and you make them talk.