Karen from AustCrime's Blog – February 2013 Archive (4)

Review - The Holiday Murders, Robert Gott

This title was reviewed for the Newtown Review of Books

This novel of murder and military intelligence in wartime Melbourne is inspired by history.

While The Holiday Murders isn’t, sadly, a new William Powell book, Robert Gott has delivered another masterful crime novel steeped in Australia’s past.

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Review - Backtrack, Jason Dean

Book Title:   BACKTRACK

Author:  Jason Dean

ISBN:  978-0-7553-8308-5

Series: James Bishop

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Headline

Location:  USA



Book Synopsis



Sometimes a man must take a step back to move forwards...



In a small, sleepy Pennsylvania town, the staff of a loan store find themselves at the mercy of a gunman who demands they hand over the store's entire cash reserves. But when the sound of police sirens shatters the…

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Review - Dogstar Rising, Parker Bilal

Book Title:  DOGSTAR RISING

Author:  Parker Bilal

ISBN:  9781608198719

Series: Makana

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Bloomsbury

Location:  Cairo, Egypt



Book Synopsis



It is the summer of 2001 and in Cairo's crowded streets the heat is rising...



The unsolved murders of young homeless boys are fanning the embers of religious hatred.As tensions mount, Makana - who fled his home in Sudan a decade ago - has a premonition that history may…

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Review - Web of Deceit, Katherine Howell

This title was reviewed for the Newtown Review of Books

"The lives of paramedics entwine with a police investigation to remind us just how good Australian crime writing can be.

Web of Deceit, the sixth book by…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 7, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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