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Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Book Title: 
Wimmera
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Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
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Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Crossing the Lines, Sulari Gentill

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Whilst not "strictly" crime fiction this is a fascinating intertwining tale that had me up way past when I should have nodded off last night.

From the Blurb:

When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.

When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective ction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled.

Melissa James

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James, Melissa

Sydneysider Melissa James is a former nurse and has worked as a waitress, store assistant, and perfume and chocolate demonstrator. A highly successful Mills & Boon author, Melissa has over 20 romance titles published. Four of these were romantic suspense with Silhouette Intimate Moments (two of which won Romantic Times Top Picks). Under the name Lisa Chaplin, Melissa writes Napoleonic and ancient historical fiction. 

Review - The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

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Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
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Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Romeo's Gun, David Owen

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This has been languishing on the pile for Way. Too. Long.

From the Blurb:

One year on and Pufferfish - aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken - remains haunted by his failure to apprehend the killer of a young Hobart woman. Every time he sees a merchant vessel leaving the city's port he thinks of Angie, because that's how her murderer escaped. And that merchant seaman may still be coming and going with impunity, waiting for another opportunity.

#amreading The Dark Lake, Sarah Bailey

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Another from last week's reading - to be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com

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A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.

#amreading Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Had a bit of a break from work last week so I'm behind with posting these. This was one of those books that I have been looking forward to, set in a part of the world that's not a million miles from home - then and now.

From the Blurb:

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends.

M.J. Tjia

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Tjia, M.J.

M.J. Tjia has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studes. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure's Viva la Novella, 2017.

She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland's Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, and the Luke Bitmead Bursary and longlisted for the CWA daggar awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.