Karen from AustCrime's Blog – April 2013 Archive (8)

Review - Rotten Gods, Greg Barron

Title:  ROTTEN GODS

Author Name: Greg Barron

Author's Home Country:  Australia

ISBN:  9780732294342

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Category:  Thriller

Location:  Dubai, Somalia



Book Synopsis



 The near future. Climate change is causing havoc in coastal areas and the world is in economic and ecological crisis. World leaders gather at a billion-dollar conference centre in Dubai, determined to make the decisions necessary to…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 29, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Review - Mad Men, Bad Girls & The Guerrilla Knitters Institute, Maggie Groff

Title:  MAD MEN, BAD GIRLS AND THE GUERRILLA KNITTERS INSTITUTE

Author Name:  Maggie Groff

Author's Home Country:  Australia

ISBN:  9781742610795

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Pan MacMillan Australia

Location:  Gold Coast, Byron Bay



Book Synopsis



When a secretive American cult moves to the Gold Coast, freelance journalist Scout Davis's investigative antennae start quivering. She sets out to expose the cult's lunatic beliefs and bizarre…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 27, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Review - Out of the Silence, Wendy James

Title:  OUT OF THE SILENCE

Author: Wendy James

ISBN:  B00BMFEUPS

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Momentum Books

Location:  Melbourne



Book Synopsis



I call his name – only quietly, but he hears me as I knew he would, and wants me as he always does. And we come together – right there in the darkness. And even though there is no way to be certain of any other thing in the world, I am certain that I would risk anything to keep what is between the two…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 27, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Review - Red Dirt Talking, Jacqueline Wright

Title:  RED DIRT TALKING

Author: Jacqueline Wright

ISBN:  9781921888793

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Year of Publication: 2012

Location: Outback, Western Australia



Book Synopsis



Set in the outback of Western Australia, this novel centres around the disappearance of Kuj, an eight-year-old girl, during a bitter custody battle. Annie, an anthropology graduate newly arrived from the city, is increasingly distracted from her work by the mysterious event. As…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 26, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Review - Dead Girl Sing, Tony Cavanaugh

Title:  DEAD GIRL SING

Author:  Tony Cavanaugh

ISBN:  9780733627880

Publisher:  Hachette Australia

Series: Darian Richards

Year of Publication:  2013

Location:  Gold Coast, Queensland



Synopsis



Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun.



One phone…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 26, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Review - Antidote to Murder, Felicity Young

Book Title:  ANTIDOTE TO MURDER

Author:  Felicity Young

ISBN:  9780732293697

Series: Dody McCleland

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Location:  London (Edwardian)



Book Synopsis



When an act of compassion misfires, autopsy surgeon Dr Dody McCleland must fight not only for her career, but also for her life.



The body of a scullery maid is discovered in her room. When it emerges that she had recently begged Dody to terminate…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 25, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

Review - The First Shot, Patricia Kristensen

Book Title:  THE FIRST SHOT

Author:  Patricia Kristensen

Author's Home Country: Australia

ISBN:  9781618971630

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Strategic Book Publishing



Synopsis



Murder, cannibalism, kidnapping and breach of copyright hit the sleepy state of Tasmania. To make ends meet, law student Jennifer Shot rents rooms to Nathan, Rod and Cindy, two oversexed fellow law students, and a police officer with personal issues.…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 24, 2013 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Review - Roll With It, Nick Place

Book Title:   ROLL WITH IT

Author:  Nick Place

ISBN:  9781742704333

Series:  Tony 'Rocket' Laver

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Hardie Grant

Category: Crime Fiction / Police Procedural / Humour

Location:  Melbourne



Synopsis



Career cop Detective Senior Sergeant Tony ‘Rocket' Laver is a policeman with issues. Sure, he may have been returning fire, but the fact remains that Laver is the sixth Victorian policeman to shoot a suspect in four…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 2, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

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