Karen from AustCrime's Blog – January 2013 Archive (10)

Review - Hard Twisted, C Joseph Greaves

Book Title:   HARD TWISTED

Author: C Joseph Greaves

ISBN:  9781408829240

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Bloomsbury

Category:  Crime Fiction / Historical

Location:  USA

Special Interests:  Great Depression



Book Synopsis



Lucile Garrett is just thirteen when she meets Clint Palmer, a charismatic stranger who will forever change her life. The year is 1934, and as the windblown dust of the Great Depression rakes the Oklahoma plains, Palmer…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 31, 2013 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Review - I Hear the Sirens in the Street, Adrian McKinty

Book Title:  I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET

Author: Adrian McKinty

ISBN:  9781846688188

Year of Publication: 2013

Publisher:  Allen & Unwin

Series:  Sean Duffy

Location: Ireland

Category: Crime Fiction / Police Procedural / Historical



Synopsis:



Detective Inspector Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary sequel to The Cold Cold Ground.



Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase is pretty close.…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Review - Blue Blood, Sara Baedel

Book Title:   BLUE BLOOD

Author:  Sara Blaedel

ISBN: 9780751551563

Series:  Louise Rick

Year of Publication:  2013

Location:  Denmark



Book Synopsis



In an idyllic neighbourhood of Copenhagen, a young woman, Susanne Hansson, is discovered in her apartment bound and gagged, the victim of an extraordinarily brutal rape attack. Detective Inspector Louise Rick soon learns that Susanne met the rapist on a popular online dating site, something Susanne shamefully…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 24, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Review - Furt Bent from Aldaheit, Jack Eden

Book Title:   FURT BENT FROM ALDAHEIT

Author:  Jack Eden

ISBN:   9781927182536

Series:  Osgood Sneddon

Year of Publication:  2011

Publisher:  Pear Jam Books

Location:  New Zealand / Australia



Book Synopsis



His name isn't Furt Bent, and he isn't from Aldaheit. He's the persona that Osgood Sneddon invented for himself to rise above the mundane, and extricate himself from trouble when a moment's misunderstanding lands him on the wrong side of the law.…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 16, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Review - Unnatural Habits, Kerry Greenwood

Book Title: UNNATURAL HABITS

Author:  Kerry Greenwood

ISBN:  9781742372433

Series: Phryne Fisher

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Allen & Unwin

Location:  Melbourne / Bacchus Marsh



Book Synopsis



1929: Girls are going missing in Melbourne. Little, pretty golden-haired girls. And not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene Laundry. People are getting nervous. Polly Kettle, a pushy,…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 15, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Review - Young Philby, Robert Littell

Book Title:  YOUNG PHILBY

Author:  Robert Littell

ISBN:  9780715643280

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Duckworth

Category:  Espionage / Thriller

Special Interests:  Cambridge Spy Ring



Book Synopsis



When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service at the beginning of World War II, he rose rapidly in the ranks to become the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 14, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Review - White Gold, Rachel Amphlett

Book Title:  WHITE GOLD

Author: Rachel Amphlett

ISBN:  B005EHR2FU

Series: Dan Taylor

Year of Publication:  2011

Category: Eco-Thriller

Location: Australia / England / Singapore



Synopsis



A conspiracy that will end alternative energy research; an organisation killing to protect its interests – and a bomb that will change the face of terrorism...



When Sarah Edgewater’s ex-husband is murdered by a radical organisation hell-bent on protecting…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Review - Outerborough Blues, Andrew Cotto

Book Title:  OUTERBOROUGH BLUES

Author:  Andrew Cotto

ISBN:  9781935439493

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Ig Publishing

Location: United States

Category: Thriller / Noir



Synopsis



A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender—a lone wolf named Caesar Stiles with a chip on his shoulder and a Sicilian…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Review - The Golden Scales, Parker Bilal

Book Title:  THE GOLDEN SCALES

Author:  Parker Bilal

ISBN:  9781608197941

Series: Makana

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Location:  Cairo, Egypt



Synopsis



The ancient city of Cairo is a feverish tangle of the old and the new, of the super rich and the desperately poor, with inequality and corruption everywhere. It's a place where grudges and long-buried secrets can fester, and where people can disappear in the blink of an…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 5, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Review - The Dunbar Case, Peter Corris

Book Title: THE DUNBAR CASE

Author:  Peter Corris

ISBN:  9781743310229

Series:  Cliff Hardy

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Allen & Unwin



Synopsis



This wasn't Hardy's usual brief--uncover the mysteries of a nineteenth-century shipwreck--but he could do with an easy case and the retainer was generous.



But is it ever that simple? Not with a notorious crime family tearing itself apart, and an undercover cop playing both sides against the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 3, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

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