Karen from AustCrime's Blog – February 2012 Archive (13)

Review - A Dissection of Murder, Felicity Young

Book Title:   A DISSECTION OF MURDER

Author:  Felicity Young

ISBN:  9780732293680

Location:   London

Series:   Dody McCleland

Publisher:   Harper Collins

Year of Publication:   2012



A compelling new series about Dr Dody McCleland, the first female autopsy surgeon.



A woman. A doctor. A beastly science.



At the turn of the twentieth century, London's political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 29, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Review - Liquid Gold, James Phelan

Book Title:   LIQUID GOLD

Author:  James Phelan

ISBN:  9780733626562

Series: Lachlan Fox

Publisher:   Hachette

Year of Publication:   2009



Six names and one GPS location.



A death list.



If there is a person, there is a problem.



If there is no person, there is no problem.



Time to make these problems disappear…



When ex-navy operative turned investigative journalist Lachlan Fox blows open the story of the decade, simmering…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 28, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Review - The Devil's Edge, Stephen Booth

Book Title:   THE DEVIL'S EDGE

Author:  Stephen Book

ISBN:   9781847444806

Location:   Peak District

Series:  Ben Cooper & Diane Fry

Publisher:  Sphere

Year of Publication:   2011



The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue. This time, they've left a body. The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Review - Death in the Latin Quarter, Raphael Cardetti

Book Title:   DEATH IN THE LATIN QUARTER

Author:  Raphael Cardetti

ISBN:   9780349122564

Publisher:   Little Brown

Year of Publication:  2010



Early one morning in Paris, the tranquillity of the Sorbonne University is shattered by a death.  But why would Albert Cadas, a quiet, crumpled professor of medieval literature, have any reason to kill himself.  Meanwhile, Valentine Savi, a talented young restorer, receives a visit from an enigmatic elderly gentleman with a…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 20, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Review - Outrage, Arnaldur Indridason

Book Title:  OUTRAGE

Author:  Arnaldur Indridason

ISBN:   9781846554230

Location:   Iceland

Publisher:   Harvill Secker

Year of Publication:   2011



In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood.  There is no sign of a break-in: the only clues are a woman's purple shawl, found under the bed in the next room, and a vial of prescription drugs in the victim's pocket.



With Detective Erlendur away in a remote part of Iceland,…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 20, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Review - A Noble Killing, Barbara Nadel

Book Title:   A NOBLE KILLING

Author:  Barbara Nadel

ISBN:   9780755371617

Series:   Cetin Ikmen

Publisher:   Headline

Year of Publication:   2011



Istanbul:  the sight that greets Inspector Cetin Ikmen is horrific.  The girl was burnt alive in her own bedroom.  Was it suicide or murder?  When her father shows no emotion at the death of his seventeen-year-old daughter, Ikmen starts to dig deeper.



Alongside his troubled partner, Inspector Mehmet Suleyman,…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 16, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Review - The Winter of the Lions, Jan Costin Wagner

Book Title:   THE WINTER OF THE LIONS

Author:  Jan Costin Wagner

ISBN:   9781846553462

Location:   Finland

Series:  Kimmo Joentaa

Publisher:   Harvill Secker

Year of Publication:   2011



Every year since the tragic death of his wife Detective Kimmo Joentaa has prepared for the isolation of Christmas with a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm him against the harsh Finnish winter. However, this year events take an unexpected turn when a young prostitute…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 10, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Review - Tooth and Claw, Nigel McCrery

Book Title:   TOOTH AND CLAW

Author:  Nigel McCrery

ISBN:  9781849160186

Location:   United Kingdom

Series:   Mark Lapslie

Publisher: Quercus

Year of Publication:  2009



Carl Whittley is at home.  He's twenty-two and charged with caring for his crippled father.  It's not much of a life but he has plenty of distractions.  He's just tortured a sexy, young TV presenter to death and he's planning to blow an anonymous commuter to pieces.



DCI Mark Lapslie…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 10, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Review - Silent Fear, Katherine Howell

Book Title:   SILENT FEAR

Author:  Katherine Howell

ISBN:   9781742610726

Location:   Sydney

Series:   Ella Marconi

Publisher:   Pan MacMillan

Year of Publication:   2012



On a searing summer's day paramedic Holly Garland rushes to an emergency to find a man collapsed with a bullet wound in the back of his head, CPR being performed by two bystanders, and her long-estranged brother Seth watching it all unfold.



Seth claims to be the dying man's best…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 8, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Review - Truth Dare Kill, Gordon Ferris

Book Title:   TRUTH DARE KILL

Author:  Gordon Ferris

ISBN:   9780857895523

Location:   London

Series:   Danny McRae

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2011



1945: The war's over. But there are no medals for Danny McRae. Just amnesia and blackouts; twin handicaps for a private investigator with an upper-class client on the hook for murder.



Danny's blackouts mean that hours, sometimes days, are a complete blank. So when news of a…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 6, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Review - Death and the Spanish Lady, Carolyn Morwood

Book Title:   DEATH AND THE SPANISH LADY

Author:  Carolyn Morwood

ISBN:   9780975112939

Location:   Melbourne

Series:   Eleanor Jones

Publisher:   Pulp Fiction Press

Year of Publication:   2011



Death and the Spanish Lady is the first novel in a trilogy featuring Sister Eleanor Jones.  



The year is 1919 and Eleanor has returned to Melbourne after nursing in France.   Her intention to knit herself up after war is played out against a richly realised…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 6, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Review - The Sleeping Dragon, Miyuki Miyabe

Book Title:   THE SLEEPING DRAGON

Author:  Miyuki Miyabe

ISBN:   9784770031044

Location:  Japan

Publisher:   Kodansha International

Year of Publication:   2010



A fierce typhoon strikes Tokyo one night, flooding the city streets. Someone has unlawfully removed a manhole cover, and a little boy out searching for a lost pet goes missing, possibly drowned in the sewers. Is it murder or accidental? These events bring together a struggling journalist named Kosaka, who…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 3, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Review - Wink Murder, Ali Knight

Book Title:   WINK MURDER

Author:  Ali Knight

ISBN:   9781444715330

Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton

Year of Publication:   2011



Kate Forman has an enviable life: a loving family and a perfect husband, Paul.  But late one night Paul comes home drunk and covered in blood, mumbling about having killed something - or someone.



When an attractive young woman who works for Paul is found murdered, Kate's suspicions about what he has really done send her on an…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 1, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments

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