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Currently Reading - The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith

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One of those books that I could have sworn I'd read, but then couldn't find a note of it anywhere. Got into it and realised, nope, hadn't read it. 

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When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

Currently Reading - Olmec Obituary, L.J.M. Owen

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A debut novel steeped in archaeology and librarianship, very much from the cosier end of the crime fiction scale.

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Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr. Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn’t want, a family she both loves and resents, and enforced separation from her boyfriend.

Currently Reading - Deadly Diplomacy, Jean Harrod

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Set in Australia, written by an English author, from the world of international diplomacy.

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Diplomat Jess Turner is the British Consul in Canberra. When a British businesswoman is brutally murdered in a Queensland resort, Jess travels to Brisbane to liaise with the police, and help the victim’s next of kin, her journalist sister, Susan. 

Currently Reading - Blue Wicked, Alan Jones

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Having just had a week of holidays (well partially holidays / partially off-air because we hit the limits of our Internet data cap and have been desperately trying to avoid being shaped which meant no non-essential online activity), got a fair bit of reading done! Stand by for more on this book in December.

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Currently Reading - Three Lives Down, Rachel Amphlett

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Latest thriller in the Dan Taylor series, which I will admit to really liking.

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Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project.

Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil?

Currently Reading - Murder on the 18th Green, Frederico Maria Rivalta

No idea what to expect with this one but felt like something a little different. Got that.

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The Euganean Hills golf community in northern Italy is a golfer’s paradise. With a perpetual smell of freshly cut grass, rolling green plains, and bright blue skies, it seems nothing could go wrong for the tight-knit group that lives there.

Currently Reading - Birthdays for the Dead, Stuart MacBride

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Having got out of order on these, now going back to read the first of the Ash Henderson books.

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The tabloids call him the Birthday Boy. He snatches girls just before their 13th birthdays. One year later the family get a homemade card in the post - 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!' scrawled in blood-red ink above a Polaroid photograph of the missing girl. Detective Constable Ash Henderson is seconded to the investigation.

Currently Reading - Unravelling Oliver, Liz Nugent

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I started this a while ago and had to put it aside due to scheduling, but it stayed with me. Now real life is intruding on finishing it in a most annoying manner.

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Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children's books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma.

Currently Reading - The Doctor of Thessaly, Anne Zouroudi

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Bit of a self-indulgent pluck from the middle of books that I should be reading.

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A jilted bride weeps on an empty beach. A local doctor is attacked in an isolated churchyard. Trouble arrives at a bad time to the backwater village of Morfi, just as the community is making headlines with a visit from a high-ranking government minister. Fortunately, where there's trouble, there's Hermes Diaktoros, the mysterious fat man whose tennis shoes are always pristine and whose investigative methods are always unorthodox.