New Zealand

#amreading The Mark of Halam, Thomas Ryan

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It was, at best, mildly damp in these parts over the weekend (unlike some parts that got hammered) but the hell with it - got some reading done anyway.

From the Blurb:

USS Ulysses: State-of-the-art nuclear submarine. Deterrent. Target.

Review - A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart

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A Straits Settlement
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New Zealand
Australia
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978-9881458483
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Le Fanu
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Crime Fiction
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Historical
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India
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Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

April on AustCrimeFiction

You knew this would be late didn't you? 

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

Review - The Jaded Kiwi, Nick Spill

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The Jaded Kiwi
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New Zealand
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Cold Hard Murder, Trish McCormack

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Final from a long weekend where a little more socialising than reading occurred.

From the Blurb:

The darkness felt tangible. Like it was pressing against my blind eyes … We were going to die here. Slowly, slowly.

#amreading A Straits Settlement, Brian Stoddart

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Read over the long weekend - the latest in a series which is mystery focused, but rich with fascinating historical insight.

From the Blurb:

In the third instalment of the Le Fanu Mystery series, the intrepid superintendent is promoted to Inspector-General of Police in 1920s Madras, which proves to be more boring than he had envisaged.

#amreading The Jaded Kiwi, Nick Spill

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Next from a weekend spent getting stuck into the overdue reading list.

From the Blurb:

The summer of 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

There is a severe marijuana drought. 

Two couples; a gynecologist and a physicist, together with a violinist and an actress meet by accident in a pub and help a Maori evade the police. 

A group of Maori plans to deliver a truckload of cannabis to Auckland. 

A Chinese family has harvested four greenhouses of enhanced sensimilla. 

A criminal mastermind plots to start a drug war. 

#amreading The Murder Trail, Leonie Mateer

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One from this weekend's reading stack.

From the Blurb:

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a coastal town in the rural far north of New Zealand. 

Audrey discovers a drug cartel is using her Tiromoana Cabin Resort for cocaine trafficking. She appears to be helping the police when the drugs go missing and bodies start turning up, but is she? 

“The Murder Trail” is the third book in the series: The Audrey Murders 

#amreading Boom and Bust, Angus Gillies

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From the piles and piles of things I've got queued up at the moment.

From the Blurb:

Boom and Bust is a violent hard-boiled crime novel about a man forced into acts of desperation and depravity by debt. He is over-committed in the property market and is changing careers to have a crack as a real estate agent just as the Global Financial Crisis is about to hit. His timing couldn't be worse and the bodies are piling up around him as he tries to shoot his way out of trouble.