Crime Fiction

Review - PRESENT DARKNESS, Malla Nunn

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Book Title: 
Present Darkness
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922057860
Series: 
Emmanuel Cooper
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
South Africa
Publisher: 
Atria / Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - COLD DECEPTION, D.B. Tait

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Book Title: 
Cold Deception
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00T5NYU7W
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Blue Mountains
Publisher: 
Momentum
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - In The Dying Days, Ken Cameron

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Second book from the weekend's reading - historical set in the timeframe and place of the Dismissal.

From the Blurb:

Canberra, November 1975.

Gough Whitlam's Labor government is in crisis. Denied supply by a hostile Senate, distracted by the desperate moves of his wayward cabinet, Whitlam is seemingly confident of prevailing and oblivious to an opposition led plot to overthrow his government.

Currently Reading - Trinity, Sophie Masson

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Don't ask me to explain this but heading off to Russia over Easter felt like the thing to do... Given this is the first book in the Koldun Code series, which makes this a first book for a first-time author I was intrigued. And besides - that whole Russia thing at Easter (I don't even pretend to understand it), this book shouted loudly from the stacks anyway. 

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Review - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART, Patricia Kristensen

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Book Title: 
Shot Through the Heart
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781631354731
Series: 
Jennifer Shot
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Strategic
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Graveyard of the Atlantic, Helen Goltz

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Second in the series, second I've read - even though I'm working my way backwards because that's what I do (sometimes). Circumstances led me to reading the third book in this series first (The Fourth Reich). Despite a few misgivings about the character style and interaction it was still a most enjoyable thriller of the global domination threat type that at the time I promised myself a chance to read the earlier two in the series.

Review - DROWNING CITY, Ben Atkins

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Book Title: 
Drowning City
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775535522
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Petticoat Men, Barbara Ewing

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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.

From the Blurb:

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.