Australia

#amreading The Bank Teller, Roger Monk

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Another from the pile up of things I should have mentioned a week ago.

From the Blurb:

A top executive dies suddenly.

An accident?

A murder?

An inside job?

Hundreds of suited suspects in one city office.

Detective Sergeant Brian Shaw is recalled from Yorke Peninsula.

From sleepy country town to throbbing city throngs, clashing personalities, old scores to be settled, frustrated ambitions, jealousies, and something new: female tellers.

A hotbed of suspicions from managing director to tea lady.

#amreading This I Would Kill For, Anne Buist

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Another from the have read pile - this is the 3rd book in the Natalie King series.

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Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.

Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.

#amreading No Limits, Ellie Marney

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Really like the way that Ellie Marney creates the settings for these books - they feel very real and the people in them authentic.

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Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy.

#amreading Dig Two Graves, Carolyn Morwood

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Another from the past reading pile.

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Six international artists are invited to a residency in southern Spain. What could possibly go wrong? 

Writer’s block and paintings of oranges. 

Love, lust, revenge.

A sculptor left for dead on the side of a mountain. 

Part love story, part thriller and wholly page-turning, Dig Two Graves shows us once again that ‘Morwood is a classy act.’ – The Australian 

For readers who like their crime/thrillers gore-free and more refined.

#amreading A Tropical Cure, John Hollenkamp

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Okay so there's a spot of catching up going on - I have been so busy reading, I've forgotten to post updates.

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Three bodies… three killers? 

A taxi driver disappears, his burnt-out cab the only evidence of his last stop. In the same desolate area, a body is found in the boot of a stolen car half-submerged in a muddy creek. It’s not the cab driver… 

John Hollenkamp

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Hollenkamp, John

John Hollenkamp created The Darren Mangan Thriller Series with STEALTH, followed by A TROPICAL CURE. Darren is a dry-witted, good-looking Queenslander, (some people think he resembles the chap in Magnum PI, Tom Selleck) except a cabdriver doesn't make the same coin as a Hollywood actor. And that's where Darren's life runs a fine balance between good and a little bad...

The Forger's Wife, John Lang

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The Forger's Wife
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Australia
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9780987625304
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Colonial Australian Popular Fiction
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Crime Fiction
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Grattan Street Press
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2017

Turn A Blind Eye, Neil A. White

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Turn A Blind Eye
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Melbourne

#amreading City Without Stars, Tim Baker

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Set in Mexico, among the worst of the worst behaviour of the cartels, and to be frank, men, a union activist makes a stand. Tim Baker has created wonderful characters in Pilar and Fuentes.

From the Blurb:

The only thing more dangerous than the cartels is the truth...

In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweat-shop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo.

Launch - Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness by Liz Porter

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Launch by Maggie Baron (former forensic scientist): 6 for 6.30pm Wednesday 20 June