Karen from AustCrime's Blog – July 2011 Archive (7)

Review - Villain, Shuichi Yoshida

Book Title:   VILLAIN

Author:   Shuichi Yoshida

Publisher:   Harvill Secker

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   978-1-846-55238-0



Book Synopsis:



It's January 6, 2002. The body of Yoshino, a female insurance saleswoman, is found at Mitsue Pass, an eery inland spot in the southernmost region of Japan, rumoured to be home to ghosts. A young construction worker, Yuichi, is soon arrested by the Nagasaki police on suspicion of strangling the victim.



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Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 15, 2011 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Review - Dead Man's Chest, Kerry Greenwood

Book Title:   DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Author:   Kerry Greenwood

Publisher:   Bolinda Audio

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   9781742674384



Book Synopsis:



Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth and their dog Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 12, 2011 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Review - The Pericles Commission, Gary Corby

Book Title:   THE PERICLES COMMISSION

Author:   Gary Corby

Publisher:   Penguin

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   978-0-14-320591-3



Book Synopsis:



Athens, 461BC. A dead man falls from the sky, landing at the feet of a surprised Nicolaos.



It doesn't normally rain corpses. This one is the politician Ephialtes, who only days before had turned Athens into a democracy.



The young statesman Pericles commissions Nicolaos to find the assassin. Nico walks the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 11, 2011 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Review - Love Honour and O'Brien, Jennifer Rowe

Book Title:   LOVE HONOUR AND O'BRIEN

Author:   Jennifer Rowe

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-74237-583-0



Book Synopsis:



Holly Love's in big trouble - she's got to find the cheating swine who ripped her life apart, which turns out to be a huge mystery involving a gloomy old house, a hearse-driving Elvis impersonator and a gang of vengeful thugs - not to mention a possessed parrot and a very cute guy who might just take her mind… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 7, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Review - A Man You Can Bank On, Derek Hansen

Book Title:   A MAN YOU CAN BANK ON

Author:   Derek Hansen

Publisher:   Hachette

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-0-7336-2805-4



Book Synopsis:



Is it a CRIME to STEAL from bookies?



Can you TRUST an ex-BANK MANAGER?



Lambert Hampton is the man the Munni-Munni locals all turn to, and for good reason.  This former bank manager helped them transform three million dollars - stolen from bookies by a gang of robbers - into a rescue package for their… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 6, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Review - The Simple Death, Michael Duffy

Book Title:   THE SIMPLE DEATH

Author:   Michael Duffy

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-74237-552-6



Book Synopsis:



A man falls off a ferry and dies and an elderly lady dies after a long painful illness - could the two deaths be linked? Are they mercy killings or is Detective Nicholas Troy on the trail of a serial killer? A smart, sophisticated, hugely entertaining mystery, with a plot ripped straight out of tomorrow's… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 5, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Review - A Decline in Prophets, Sulari Gentill

Book Title:   A DECLINE IN PROPHETS

Author:   Sulari Gentill

Publisher:   Pantera Press

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-0-9807418-9-6



Book Synopsis:



In 1932, the RMS Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt.



Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 4, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments

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