Crime Fiction

#amreading Ruby and the Blue Sky, Katherine Dewar

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Final from the weekend's pile.

From the Blurb:

Grammy night, 2021. Ruby wins 'Best Song' and makes an impulsive acceptance speech that excites nature lovers across the world. While Ruby and her band celebrate, an extreme evangelical sect, funded by covert paymasters, dispatches a disciple on a ruthless mission to England.

As the band plays its sold-out tour, Ruby is pursued by eco-groupies insisting she use her new fame to fight climate change.

#amreading Payback, Geoff Palmer

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Second from the weekend's reading.

From the Blurb:

Solikha Duong lives the carefree life of a village girl in northern Cambodia until her world is torn apart by ‘truck men’ from the south. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

Alice Kwann is on vacation when she’s set upon by thugs at a stopover in northern Nevada. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

#amreading - The Revelations of Carey Ravine, Debra Daley

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From the weekend's reading.

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London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class.

Review - Punishment, Anne Holt

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Punishment
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Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9781848876132
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Adam Stubo
Johanne Vik
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Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Corbus
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Days Are Like Grass, Sue Younger

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Another from the over Easter pile.

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A beautiful New Zealand summer. An ugly past that won’t stay buried.

Paediatric surgeon Claire Bowerman has reluctantly returned to Auckland from London. Calm, rational and in control, she loves delicately repairing her small patients’ wounds. Tragically, wounds sometimes made by the children’s own families.

#amreading The Ice Shroud, Gordon Ell

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One from the Easter break where not enough reading was done.

From the Blurb:

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers

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The Unfortunate Victim
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Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321975
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Otto Berliner
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Daylesford
Castlemaine
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse, Brannavan Gnanalingam

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Final dip into the #yeahnoir pile for the weekend.

From the Blurb:

Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy. She has the chance to prove herself by investigating a suspected terrorist, who they fear is radicalising impressionable youth and may carry out an attack himself on the nation's capital. 

#amreading Pancake Money, Finn Bell

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A bit of a chilly, sometimes showery weekend meant any excuse for some reading - and this was the standout of the entire bunch.

From the Blurb:

Bobby Ress is a cop.

He believes in God and making a difference. 

He loves his wife and he loves his daughter. 

He has a place in the world.