Australia

Ron Thomas

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Thomas, Ron

Ron Thomas grew up in Punchbowl, a working-class suburb in Sydney's west. As a boy, he would spend many a Saturday waiting for his grandfather's racing pigeons to arrive home from faraway places. Waiting by grandad's vegetable patch, various old mates would tell tall tales and true to while away the hours, and a boy's imagination did the rest. One long, hot afternoon, Sid, one of the oldies, told stories of his formative years in what he called 'Razorhurst'. Many of Sid's recollections are embedded in Dark Angels.

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst

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Winter-Dewhirst, Sandra

A journalist for more than 30 years, Sandra spent 10 years as the state director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in South Australia, overseeing a branch of 350 people across television, radio, and online production. Educated at Adelaide University and the University of South Australia and graduating with degrees in the arts and journalism, she has sat on a range of arts boards and advisory councils within the media industry. In 2008 she was named one of South Australia’s 50 most influential people by Adelaide’s daily paper, The Advertiser.

Big Red Rock, David Owen

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Book Title: 
Big Red Rock
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995381490
Series: 
Pufferfish
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Fullers Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Katherine Kovacic

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Kovacic, Katherine

Katherine Kovocic was a veterinarian but preferred training dogs to taking their temperatures. She seized the chance to return to study and earned an MA, followed by a PhD in Art History. Katherine spends her spare time writing, dancing and teaching other people's dogs to ride skateboards.

Too Easy, J.M. Green

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Book Title: 
Too Easy
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925322026
Series: 
Stella Hardy
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading - Reckoning, Magda Szubanski

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I started this the other night and was enthralled from the start. For our first 2018 f2f bookclub gathering.

From the Blurb:

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.

Was Reading - Big Red Rock, David Owen

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Promised myself this would be my Boxing Day Test reading this year - which turned out to be the perfect choice, what with that awful wicket.

From the Blurb:

Say it's not so, but detective squads still put their faith in the whiteboard and texta, brainstorming difficult cases. Like this:

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).