Australia

Review - Pachyderm, Hugh McGinlay

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Pachyderm
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995369245
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Catherine Kint
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2017

Matt Neal

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Neal, Matt

Matt Neal is an Australian journalist, musician and Rotten Tomatoes accredited film reviewer. He posts a song every few weeks on his blog Doc’s Anthology. He lives in Warrnambool with his wife and son but will probably be run out of town when this is published. Bay of Martyrs is his first book. Dedicated to Danni and Reggie – my two true.

Tony Black

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Black, Tony

Tony Black was born in NSW, Australia. He is the author of 13 novels. He has been nominated for seven CWA Daggers and was runner-up in the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize for The Last Tiger . He has written three crime series, a number of crime novellas and a collection of short stories. For more information, and the latest news visit his website at: www.tonyblack.net or his blog: www.pulppusher.blogspot.com 

Review - Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother, Grantlee Kieza

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Book Title: 
Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733331572
Categorisation
Category: 
Biography
True Crime
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Holy Death, Peter Mulraney

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Picking a few random self-published books from the Ned Kelly submissions in 2017 leds me to the third Inspector West book from SA author, Peter Mulraney.

From the Blurb:

Murder. Arson. Revenge. 

Detective Inspector West investigates the grisly deaths of two elderly priests: one in a suspicious fire; the other obviously murdered. 

The inspector is not the only one hunting the priest killer. 

Peter Mulraney

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Mulraney, Peter

Peter Mulraney is Australia's crime writing mystic.

He grew up in country South Australia, before going to Adelaide to complete high school and attend university. While he was studying in the city, he met an Italian girl and forgot to go home. He's married with two grown children. 

Before devoting himself to writing, Peter worked as a teacher, an insurance agent, a banker and a public servant.

#amreading She Be Damned, M.J. Tjia

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From the recent reading piles I've been catching up with - strong first book in what's intended as an ongoing series.

From the Blurb:

London, 1863: Women in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.

#amreading Hard Labour, Bill Bateman

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One from this year's Ned Kelly submission list, set around Warrnambool in Victoria.

From the Blurb:

After a medical mishap, Dr Vince Hanrahan crashes professionally and personally, is all but struck off, and the Medical Board kicks him all the way down the Princes Highway to be a rural GP. Supervised. On notice. He rents a dump, lives off takeaway, and plans to see out his time before regaining his rightful position on the specialist pedestal. 

Bill Bateman

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Bateman, Bill

Bill Bateman practiced medicine for 25 years on Victoria's rugged south-west coast, before moving with his family to the city. Currently he works at an inner suburban GP practice and a drop in clinic for the homeless. He was the author of a fortnightly (hopefully funny) column in The Australian Doctor, a national medical magazine, and now turns his pen to novel writing. The characters and setting of Hard Labour will appear in Bill's future books.