Karen from AustCrime's Blog – June 2011 Archive (9)

Review - Whispering Death, Garry Disher

Book Title:   WHISPERING DEATH

Author:   Garry Disher

Publisher:   Text Publishing

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-921758-59-1



Book Synopsis:



A rapist in a police uniform is stalking Inspector Hal Challis's Peninsula beat, a serial armed robber is headed his way, and there is a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on his patch. On top of all that, Challis has been carpeted by the boss for speaking out about… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 23, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Review - The Borgia Ring, Michael White

Book Title:   THE BORGIA RING

Author:   Michael White

Publisher:   Random House

Copyright:   2009

ISBN:   978-1-86325-689-6



Book Synopsis:



For on the skeleton's finger is a beautiful emerald ring that once belonged to Lucrezia Borgia, the most powerful - and most evil - woman of the Renaissance.



Hours later the skeleton has vanished and one man is dead.



For DCI Jack Pendragon - newly transferred from Oxford to Brick Lane - it's a first case… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 22, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Review - Before I Go To Sleep, S.J. Watson

Book Title:   BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Author:   S.J. Watson

Publisher:   Text Publishing

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-921758-15-7

No of Pages:   365



Book Synopsis:



Christine wakes in a strange bed beside a man she does not recognise. In the bathroom she finds a photograph of him taped to the mirror, and beneath it the words ‘Your husband’.



Each day, Christine wakes knowing nothing of her life. Each night, her mind erases the day. But before she… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 22, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

Review - The Boundary, Nicole Watson

Book Title: THE BOUNDARY

Author: Nicole Watson

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

Copyright: 2011

ISBN: 978-0-7022-3849-9

Book Synopsis:

Long ago, Meston Park in Brisbane's West End marked the city's boundary. A curfew kept its Aboriginal population outside the city limits after dark.

When the park becomes the site of a multi-million dollar development, the Corrowa People vow to fight and file a native title claim. Hours after rejecting the claim,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 20, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Review - Truth Lies Bleeding, Tony Black

Book Title:   TRUTH LIES BLEEDING

Author:   Tony Black

Publisher:   Random House

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-8480-9189-4



Book Synopsis:



Four teenagers find the mutilated body of a young girl crammed into a dumpster in an Edinburgh alleyway.  Who is she?  Where has she come from?  Who has killer her - and why?



Inspector Rob Brennan, recently back from psychiatric leave, is still shocked by the senseless shooting of his only brother.  The case of… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 16, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Review, The Insider, Reece Hirsch

Book Title:  THE INSIDER

Author:   Reece Hirsch

Publisher:  Berkley

Copyright:  2010

ISBN:  978-0-425-23462-4



Book Synopsis:



When a friend and colleague hurtles to his death outside his office window, corporate attorney Will Connelly is shaken.  But because he's just made partner, Will must set aside his grief and focus on his first task:  leading negotiations in the merger transaction for a new client, Jupiter Software, the world leader in incryption… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 15, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Review - Falling Glass, Adrian McKinty

Book Title:   FALLING GLASS

Author:   Adrian McKinty

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1946687822

No of Pages:   309



Book Synopsis:



Killian makes a hard living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats and finding people who do not wish to be found.  Retired hitman Michael Forsythe sets Killian up with the best paid job of his life:  Richard Coulter, a prominent, politically connected, Irish… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Review - Prime Cut, Alan Carter

Book Title:   PRIME CUT

Author:   Alan Carter

Publisher:   Fremantle Press

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-921696503

No of Pages:   316



Book Synopsis:



The world is in economic meltdown but the mining town of Hopetoun, Western Australia, is booming.



With the town's population exploding, it's easy enough to hide a crime - and a dirty past.



Disgraced police-service golden boy DSC Cato Kwong is doing time investigating roadkill with the Stock… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 15, 2011 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

Review - Lambs to the Slaughter, Debi Marshall (True Crime)

Book Title:   LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER

Author:   Debi Marshall

Publisher:   Random House Australia

Copyright:   2009

ISBN:   978-1-74166-651-9



Book Synopsis:



In this definitive, graphically chilling account of Percy's life, a man dubbed by a prison officer as "Australia's answer to Hannibal Lecter," award-winning true-crime author Debi Marshall applies her investigative journalism skills to a forensic examination of the crimes, the man and his modus… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 2, 2011 at 12:07am — No Comments

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