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August on AustCrimeFiction

I know, I've tried to do these monthly summaries before and lost interest but I have a plan. No really. Stop laughing. Right, so August was another interesting month at AustCrimeFiction. Only 14 books from myself this month, with a few reviews from last month, and some added by Robert Goodman as well - so in date within category order:

Read and Reviewed this Month:

Crime Fiction

Kingdom of the Strong, Tony Cavanaugh 
My Rating: This is the book that Darian Richards deserved to have written. 

Currently Reading - Close Your Eyes, Michael Robotham

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Reading this for review at Newtown Review of Books - you can read Robert's review of the book in the meantime.

From the Blurb:

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing

Someone is coming

They're going to find me

Currently Reading - Come to Harm, Catriona McPherson

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A first for me from this author, written in a very engaging manner.

From the Blurb:

For Keiko Nishisato, leaving Tokyo is a rare adventure, but it’s living in the quiet little town of Painchton, Scotland, that shows her how far she is from home.

Currently Reading - THE LONEY, Andrew Michael Hurley

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From the "no idea why but let's read it anyway pile".

From the Blurb:

If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney - that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest.

Currently Reading - Europa Blues, Arne Dahl

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Another series I'm slow off the mark with, unfortunately.

From the Blurb:

A Greek gangster arrives in Stockholm, only to be murdered in a macabre fashion at Skansen zoo, his body consumed by animals.

As the Intercrime Unit – a team dedicated to solving international violent crime – investigate what brought him to Sweden, eight Eastern European women vanish from a refugee centre outside of the city while an elderly professor, the tattooed numbers on his arm hinting at his terrible past, is executed at the Jewish cemetery.

Currently Reading - Leona The Die is Cast, Jenny Rogneby

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Flagged as a number 1 bestseller in Sweden, this is a very unusual book featuring a most unexpected protagonist.

From the Blurb:

A naked and bloody seven-year-old girl walks into a bank, clutching a grubby teddy bear. She plays a threatening recording, demanding money. No one dares intervene. 

The child leaves the bank and disappears, without leaving a trace of evidence.