Karen from AustCrime's Blog – July 2010 Archive (7)

Review - Murder in Utopia, Philip McLaren

Book Title: MURDER IN UTOPIA

Author: Philip McLaren

Publisher: Cockatoo Books

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-646-50382-0

No of Pages: 195



Book Synopsis:



Doctor Jack Nugent never liked looking at dead people and he hated touching them. In spite of this, he acquired detailed knowledge as to what happened to human remains. In the small community of Utopia, in the middle of Australia, he'd picked up skills he simply never could have learned by staying in New… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 27, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Review - Mosquito Creek, Robert Engwerda

Book Title: MOSQUITO CREEK

Author: Robert Engwerda

Publisher: Penguin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-670-07371-9

No of Pages: 338



Book Synopsis:



Under ceaseless rains, the Murray has burst its banks and engulfed the remote Mosquito Creek goldfield. Life on the diggings just got even tougher.



As disease adds to the camp's miseries, a suspiciously abandoned tent suggests frictions have turned murderous. The experienced Sergeant Niall Kennedy knows that… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 23, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Review - Watch the World Burn, Leah Giarratano

Book Title: WATCH THE WORLD BURN

Author: Leah Giarratano

Publisher: Random House Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74166-814-8

No of Pages: 389



Book Synopsis:



Miriam Caine is dining with her son in an up-market restaurant when she bursts into flames.



The restaurant's manager, ex-cop Troy Berrigan, is first to Miriam's aid, but she later dies of her injuries. When police find accelerants on the victim, attention is turned to their… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 15, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Review - King of the Cross, Mark Dapin

Book Title: KING OF THE CROSS

Author: Mark Dapin

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-4050-3962-8

No of Pages: 308



Book Synopsis:



King of the Cross is a dazzling novel that explores the criminal world of Jacob Mendoza: legendary Godfather of Kings Cross and for more than four decades, Australia's most powerful and notorious crime figure. Now in his eighties, Mendoza believes it's time to record his epic life story - although… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 12, 2010 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Review - The Troika Dolls, Miranda Darling

Book Title: THE TROIKA DOLLS

Author: Miranda Darling

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74175-915-0

No of Pages: 401



Book Synopsis:



Called to Moscow by an old friend to assess the security risk to the head of the Russian Central Bank, Stevie Duveen arrives to find the bank regulator's teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Valery Kozkov has been a fearless crusader against widespread corruption in Russia and organised crime's… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 5, 2010 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

Review - Conspiracy 365 - February - Gabrielle Lord

Book Title: CONSPIRACY 365 - FEBRUARY

Author: Gabrielle Lord

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74169-034-7

No of Pages: 183



Book Synopsis:



Cal's old life ended as soon as the deadly 365-day countdown began. So far he's been attacked by sharks, blamed for a vicious assault on his family, kidnapped by two criminal gang, and left to drown in a fast-filling oil tank.



Book Review:



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Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 5, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Review - The Secret Speech, Tom Rob Smith

Book Title: THE SECRET SPEECH

Author: Tom Rob Smith

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-84737-129-4

No of Pages: 449



Book Synopsis:



The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin's death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. It leaves behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. Stalin's successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 1, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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